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Asus U20A

Specifications

Asus U20A
Asus U20A
Display
12.1 inch 16:10, 1280x800 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.9 kg ( = 67.02 oz / 4.19 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
800 Euro

 

Average Score: 64% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus U20A

64% ASUS U20A laptop
Source: Hexus English
 

The all-new ASUS U-series laptops are designed around Intel's CULV (consumer ultra-low voltage) platform. The reviewed U20A uses a single-core Pentium SU2700 that's mated to a GS45 chipset and integrated X4500MHD graphics. Fleshing out the specification, the laptop has a bright, clear 12.1in screen, 320GB hard drive, 3GB DDR2 memory, DVD ReWriter, and ships with Vista Home Premium. Superb build quality, an excellent keyboard and screen, and better-than-average battery life are the standout features for this ultra-portable laptop that etails for £799. ASUS is going up against some established competition with such an etail price, such as the Intel Core 2 Duo-toting Samsung P210, priced £150 lower.


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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 64%

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.
SU9400:
Power efficient low voltage processor based on the Penryn 3M core that features all Penryn functions like Virtualization and Trusted Execution.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
12.1":

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.
1.9 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


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.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


64%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
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Toshiba Portégé R600-13Z
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Acer Aspire 1810TZ
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Stefan Hinum, 2009-07-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)