The top of the ASUS U30Jc is clad in brushed silver aluminum and it looks great. It does catch a few smudges and fingerprints, but nothing like a glossy plastic notebook.
The bottom of the notebook has panels over HDDs and RAM as well as the battery.
There is nothing to see on the rear of the machine but hinges.
The left side of the ASUS U30Jc has a cooling grate, Kensington lock port, VGA output, HDMI out, dual USB ports and mic/headphone ports.
The front of the machine has the WiFi on/off slider and the memory card reader.
The ASUS U30Jc keyboard is well sized and has the island style that ASUS favors. You can also see the track pad here as well.
The screen is glossy and glare ridden as is common, but works well for movie watching.
I had to show you the profile of the ASUS U30Jc; it's nice and thin despite the performance you will soon see.