SpecificationsNotebook: Asus N20A
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Price: 800 euro
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus N20A
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%
Source: PC Welt 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%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2009
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80%
Source: Minitechnet 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%
Source: Notebookcheck 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%
Source: Notebookjournal 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%
Source: PCM NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 77% mobility: 62% ergonomy: 70%
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.
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.
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.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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.
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.