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Asus N20A

Specifications

Asus N20ANotebook: Asus N20A
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 68.67% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 69%, features: 69%, display: 64% mobility: 54%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 66%, emissions: 86%

Reviews for the Asus N20A

80% Asus N20A review
Source: Techradar English
At this price, the Asus N20A is a staggering achievement. Feature-packed, amazingly powerful and with an impressive battery life, it's the default choice for those seeking a small machine on a budget.
4 von 5, Mobilität gut, Ausstattung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80%

Foreign Reviews

27% Subnotebook Asus N20A im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 27% price: 70% performance: 57% features: 55% mobility: 4% ergonomy: 23%
Asus N20: Subnotebook mit DVD-Brenner im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2009
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80%
80% ASUS N20A Subnotebook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% features: 80% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
85% Test Asus N20A Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 72% display: 83% mobility: 85% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 86%
70% ASUS N20A
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
70% Asus N20A
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 77% mobility: 62% ergonomy: 70%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


T9400:

The T9400 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and basically a Core 2 Duo P9500 with a higher TDP of 35 Watt.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


12.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.1 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

Asus reviews


68.67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Medion S2211
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MSI Megabook PR201
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Toshiba Portégé M750-S7202
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P8600
Toshiba Portégé M750-10K
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P8400
MSI Megabook VR220YA
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T3200
Acer TravelMate 6293
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P8400
Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo Mobile U9210
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P8400
HP EliteBook 2730p
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SL9400
HP Compaq 2230s
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T5670
HP EliteBook 2530p
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SL9400

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Toshiba Portégé R600-149
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
Toshiba Portégé R600-13X
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook P8110
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9600, 1.4 kg
Toshiba Portégé R600-11B
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
Toshiba Portégé R600-13Z
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
Toshiba Portégé A600-14C
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.5 kg
Toshiba Portege A605
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.4 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-W8
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.3 kg
Toshiba Portege A600-S2201
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.4 kg
Toshiba Portégé A600-122
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.5 kg
Toshiba Portégé A600-122
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.46 kg
Toshiba Portégé R600
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X200s
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SL9400, 1.35 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Asus X32a
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Celeron Dual-Core SU2300, 13.3", 1.8 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-02-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)