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Asus UL20FT-A1

Specifications

Asus UL20FT-A1Notebook: Asus UL20FT-A1 (UL Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 330UM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 69.25% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus UL20FT-A1

77% Asus UL20FT-A1
Source: Computer Shopper English

Given today’s economic belt-tightening, even serious business road warriors find themselves on a budget. Strong office-app performance makes the UL20FT-A1 a compelling, reasonably priced ultraportable for work. Note, though: The lackluster battery life could be a deal-breaker. Answering the call to greater austerity, low-cost ultraportable laptops, like the $649 Asus UL20FT-A1, have emerged to deliver adequate productivity-application performance without breaking the bank.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 77%
60% Asus UL20FT-A1
Source: PC Mag English
The Asus UL20FT-A1 only comes with 2GB of memory (when most CULVs average 4GB), and lasting just 4 hours off the AC adapter is less than half of what other CULV laptops are getting.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% ASUS UL20FT-A1 12.1-inch Ultraportable Laptop
Source: Comp Reviews English

Those looking for a lightweight yet effective ultraportable as a secondary travel system would be well served by the affordable ASUS UL20FT-A1. This 12.1-inch laptop offers solid performance thanks to the new Intel Core i3-330UM processor yet retains its compact dimensions and light weight. At just $650, it also makes it a nice step between a netbook and a more powerful full-featured laptop. Now ASUS just needs to fix the terrible trackpad button and up the RAM to a more reasonable 4GB.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Asus UL20FT-A1
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Asus UL20FT-A1 looks good and packs a punch, making it a tempting choice for those who want to travel light without sacrificing performance. However, the touchpad button is pretty awful, nearly ruining the overall experience. Plus, for $629, we would hope for more than 4.5 hours of endurance. When it comes to inexpensive 12-inch systems, we think the Asus Eee PC 1215N is a better value. It offers a much larger touchpad, more comfortable mouse button, and drastically better graphics performance for just $499. Sure, the UL20FT has a more premium feel and does a better job of resisting fingerprints, but we'd much rather carry around a cloth than an external mouse.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

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.


330UM: The Core i3-330UM is a power efficient ultra low voltage processor for laptops without Turbo Boost and AES functions. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 166-500 MHz) and a DDR3-800 memory controller are also included in the package.» 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.


1.5 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 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.

Asus reviews


69.25%: 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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-09-30 (Update: 2012-05-26)