(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
|Raw (annual kWh)||27.38|
|Annual operating cost (@$0.1135/kWh)||$3.11|
The Asus UL30A-A1 ran for 6 hours and 41 minutes on our video playback battery drain test, using the included eight-cell battery. That's an impressive number that, although not near Asus' claim of 12 hours, is still well above expectations for a thin-and-light. That's closing in on a whole workday. Also remember that our battery drain test is especially grueling, so you can expect longer life from casual Web surfing and office use.
Asus includes a two-year global, one-year accidental warranty with the UL30A-A1. E-mail and Web support are also available, and Asus' Web site has become easier to use in recent years. There's also a toll-free number for tech support.
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