No Asus laptop review would be complete without mentioning the included software. The Asus UL30VT A1 comes with the 64-bit edition of Windows 7 Home Premium. Home Premium includes the features most users expect, but if you need professional features such as the ability to join Windows domains, Windows 7's Windows AnyTime Upgrade feature allows you to upgrade to another edition over the Internet.
The UL30VT A1 also includes the typical grab bag of utilities and third-party promotional software usually found on new Windows computers. Some of the utilities are very useful and allow you to disable Bluetooth or wireless, change the computer's power mode, switch video cards and more. Other utilities won't be used by most users and add clutter to the system, for example, proprietary utilities for creating an encrypted an encrypted file vault and managing windows.
The system also includes several games, which feel about the normal quality of flash games available on the Internet. Users with kids might find these useful for keeping kids entertained, but otherwise they aren't impressive.
It also includes Asus Express Gate, an instant-on operating system that you can boot into by pressing a button above the keyboard. This may be of interest to some users, but if you hibernate your laptop instead of shutting it down, resuming from hibernation seems faster than starting Express Gate.