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ASUS UL20A-A1 Thin and Light 12.1-Inch Silver Laptop - 7.5 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Home Premium)

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  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 1.3GHz
  • 2GB DDR2 RAM
  • 250GB Hard Drive
  • 12.1-Inch Screen
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Screen Size12.1 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1336 x 768 pixels
Processor1.3 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM2 GB DDR2
Hard Drive250 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorGeForce GT 540M
Chipset BrandIntel
Brand NameAsus
SeriesN73 series
Item model numberUL20A-A1
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Item Weight4.2 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H11.90 x 9.20 x 1.20 inches
Color Silver
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeSDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Power SourceAC
  
Additional Information
ASINB002PAQXAE
Best Sellers Rank #12,519 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5.4 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 18, 2009
  
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Style and Performance in Perfect Harmony

The energy-efficient, slim and stylish ASUS UL20A-A1 notebook redefines ultraportable notebooks. Free yourself from power cords and start exploring with up to an amazing 7.5 hours* of all-day battery life. Powered by the ultra-low-voltage Intel® Core™2 Duo processor SU7300 and optimized with 2GB of DDR2 SDRAM, the UL20A-A1 takes you further than most other notebooks with eye-catching style and a generous 250GB of storage. Its ultra-slim profile makes traveling a breeze and its 12.1-inch HD LED-backlit display offers bright, vibrant visuals and advanced energy efficiency.

Effortlessly navigate your e-mails and favorite websites with the enhanced multi-touch trackpad and complete important assignments with ease using the comfortable chiclet keyboard. The UL20A-A1 also features Altec Lansing speakers, plus SRS surround, for a virtual home theater experience on the go. The UL20A-A1 is built from the ground up to give you the best value; it’s an ultraportable notebook that truly delivers mobility on demand.


Now there is an even bigger reason to get the UL Series by ASUS. Adding to a whole trophy case of awards is the latest 2009 Editor's Choice Award by Engadget.  Voted by Engadget's editorial staff as LAPTOP OF THE YEAR, the UL series is the ultimate companion for your mobile computing needs.




 
A complete notebook warranty package is icing on the cake.

ASUS UL20A-A1 come standard with a 1-Year Global Warranty and more*:

  • Thirty-days flawless display guarantee
  • Free two-way standard shipping
  • 24-hour tech support seven days a week

  • Plus ASUS Accidental Damage Protection: ASUS UL20A-A1 are also protected come with a One Year Accidental Damage Warranty protecting the notebook from drops, fire, spills, and surge.**

    Stylish Design with Exceptional Multimedia Performance and Versatility




    Key Features

    • All-day computing with up to 7.5 hours of battery life1
    • Exceptionally compact and light, just over 1-inch thin, and less than 3.3lbs
    • Powered by the Intel Core2 Duo Processor SU7300 for energy efficiency
    • Color Shine 12.1-inch LED-backlit widescreen HD display that uses less energy and gives you an immersive cinematic experience
    • 2GB of DDR2 system memory for smooth performance with Windows 7 Home Premium installed
    • 250GB 5,400rpm hard drive for fast, convenient storage and access to all your documents, music, videos, and photos
    • Chiclet style keyboard and multi-touch trackpad for comfortable and intuitive use
    • Built-in 802.11n wireless connectivity that enables ‘real-time’ video conferencing and Internet browsing
    • Integrated webcam for connecting with your friends and family
    • Altec Lansing speakers enhanced with SRS Premium Sound for home theater quality acoustics
    • ASUS IceCool Technology provides a cool-to-the-touch palm rest
    • Express Gate, exclusively from ASUS, enables ultra-fast booting so you can connect to the web in just 10 seconds
    • ASUS SmartLogon—facial recognition system detects your face and logs on automatically
    • ASUS 360: 1 year global warranty and ASUS ADW: 1 year accidental damage warranty*


    Learn More

    Takes You Where You Want to Go

    Golden Ratio of 16:9 for Widescreen Movies and Games Experience up to 7.5 hours of all-day computing with the UL20A-A11. Thanks to its ultra-low-voltage Intel processor SU7300, 6-cell battery, LED-backlit display, and ASUS Super Hybrid Engine (SHE), you can maximize your time on the move and minimize time plugged-in.

    And with ASUS’s exclusive FastBoot Technology providing an ultra-fast boot time of only 30 seconds, you can use your PC anywhere, virtually right away. A generous 250GB of hard drive storage holds your favorite music, videos, and photos.

    Compact, and just over 1-inch thin, the UL20A-A1 fits virtually anywhere –freeing space up for books, files, or whatever else you need. The UL20A-A1 lets you focus on the essentials in life. With this kind of mobility, you get the peace of mind you deserve.


    Energy Efficient Processing

    Multitask with Ease with Intel<sup>®</sup> Core™2 Duo Processors The ASUS UL Series Laptops are the perfect balance of style and performance for mobile computing. They all feature an Ultra-Low-Voltage Intel® Core™2 Duo processor so that you can enjoy the performance and long battery life you need in a sleek design you crave.

    Sleek new ultra-thin laptops powered by the latest ultra-low-voltage Intel® Core™ processors deliver this unique balance of performance and power consumption to let you travel light and provide the performance you need for music, HD video, photos and more.

    Intel® ULV processors are also optimized for battery life, so you can stay unplugged longer and use your laptop on the go without having to search for power outlets.

    Full feature computing on the go – thin and light with long battery life – with Intel Inside®.


    Comfort Included

    Ergonomic With ASUS IceCool Technology, you’re ensured extended battery life and a cool-to-touch surface, so, even after long computer sessions, there’s limited heat for optimized comfort.

    With plenty of space to place your hands, the generous palm rest area makes typing on the chiclet style keyboard an enjoyable experience.

    It’s comfort made easy.


    Eye-Catching Sophistication

    Super Hybrid Engine Impress onlookers and complement any setting with the UL20A-A1’s brushed aluminum cover and a high-class appeal. From the first time you open the UL20A-A1 you notice the stunning interior casing around a display that brings color to life, and shines with a brilliant, high-gloss finish.

    Plus, the chiclet style keyboard and spacious keys not only allow for a comfortable typing experience, but also prevent dust buildup, helping to keep your keyboard clean every time you use it.

    Inspired by a butterfly’s grace, the UL20A-A1 carries the hallmark contours and slim elegance that separates it from the typical cookie-cutter notebook.


    The Ultra Mobile Warrior

    Super Hybrid Engine If you’re looking for a mobile warrior that doesn’t break the bank, the UL20A-A1 is the perfect thin and light with its 12.1-inch 16:9 ratio 1366x768 LED-backlit display.

    Its widescreen display is brightened by LED-backlighting that is ultra-thin and energy efficient, making the 7.5 hours of unplugging computing possible.

    Complemented by Altec Lansing speakers and SRS premium surround sound, the UL20A-A1 provides high-quality audio playback so there’s no need to invest in expensive speakers.

    With the UL20A-A1, you can enjoy all your favorite HD entertainment and work where you want, when you want, with crisp clarity and great value.


    ASUS Exclusive Windows 7 Features

    Fully Featured For Your Convenience Experience FastBoot, the unique performance boost for Windows 7 made possible by ASUS’s close partnership with Microsoft.

    With ASUS exclusive FastBoot technology, Windows 7-enabled ASUS notebooks start up in a staggering 30 seconds. That is 40% faster than 32-bit operating systems.

    ASUS helps get you up and running faster than ever before.

    System performance is subject to system configuration. This data is based on a comparison between a FastBoot-optimized ASUS notebook running 64-bit Windows 7 and an identically-specc'ed notebook without FastBoot running 32-bit Windows Vista. For more details regarding the test results, please visit the information site.


    ASUS 360* -- 1 Year Global Warranty

    2 Years Global Warranty Included ASUS complimentary notebook care package.

    ASUS 360 offers a level of coverage that would add hundreds of dollars to the price of competing laptops:

    One year global warranty

    Thirty days flawless display guarantee

    Two way free standard shipping

    24/7 tech support


    ASUS ADW* -- 1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty**

    1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty Included Accidents happen. But when they happen to your ASUS notebook purchased in the US or Canada, you have extra protection. Whether your notebook is damaged by accidental spills, drops, electrical surges, or fire, ASUS will fix it or replace it for you during the first year after purchase.**

    Warranty covering accidental drops, spills, power surges, and fire damage

    Target 3 business day turnaround time for repair / replacement; not including receiving and shipping time

    One-way shipping (from ASUS to the user) at no additional cost

    24 hour toll-free phone support

    One incident covered per notebook


    For PC’s running Windows 7 Home Premium

    Limited Time Offer Get more features with Windows Anytime Upgrade. It’s the best way to add features to Windows 7, takes as few as ten minutes, requires no software or downloads, and you’ll keep your existing programs, files, and settings. Windows will walk you through the simple upgrade process.

    Don’t forget… Microsoft Office is not part of Microsoft Windows In order to get the most out of your new PC, don’t forget to purchase a Microsoft Office suite.

    Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. And you can watch shows for free when and where you want with Internet TV on Windows Media Center.* Get the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium.

    * Internet access required. Free TV content varies by geography. Some content may require additional fees.


    Warranty

    ASUS 360* (1 Years Global Warranty) + ASUS ADW* (1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty**) + Flawless Display Guarantee

    ASUS UL20A-A1 comes with ASUS 360 (1 years global warranty), ADW (1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty*) and Flawless Display Guarantee. If the purchaser discovers one defective bright dot within 30 days of purchase, ASUS will replace the panel without cost to the purchaser.


    What's in the Box

  • ASUS UL20A-A1
  • AC Adapter
  • 6 cell Battery Pack
  • Warranty Information Cards



  • Specifications

  • Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Display: 12.1-inch HD LED-backlit Widescreen (1366 x 768)
  • Intel Platform: Intel Core2 Duo processor SU7300 (1.3GHz)
  • Graphics: Intel GMA X4500MHD
  • Wireless: WLAN 802.11b/g/n (draft 2.4GHz n)
  • LAN: 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
  • Memory: 2GB DDR2 DRAM 800MHz, (upgradeable to 4GB)
  • Storage: 250GB 5,400RPM Hard Drive
  • Camera: 0.3 Megapixel
  • Speakers: SRS Premium Stereo Speakers by Altec Lansing, Hi-Definition Audio CODEC
  • Microphone Digital Array Microphones
  • Card Reader: 1 x 8-in-1 card reader: MMC, SD/SDHC, Mini-SD, MS, MS-Pro, MS-Duo, MS Pro-Duo , XD
  • Input/Output: 1 x Mic-in, 1 x audio-out (S/PDIF), 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x RJ45 LAN
  • Video Output: 1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin
  • Keyboard: 18.33mm with MS Windows function keys
  • Battery Pack: 6-cell Lithium Ion Battery, - Up to 7.5 hours1
  • Power Supply: Input: 100~240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal
  • Dimensions: 11.8 (W) x 8.4 (L) x 1.0 (H) inches
  • Weight: 3.3lbs (with 6-cell battery)
  • Color: Silver


  • 1Estimated maximum battery life test was done in ASUS Power4Gear battery saving mode with Mobile Mark 2007. Actual battery life may vary based on product settings, usage patterns and environmental conditions.

    *For notebooks purchased on or after Sept. 10, 2007. The ASUS 360 Notebook Service Program and Accidental Damage Warranty covers “ASUS” brand notebooks only, and does NOT extend to: “Built on ASUS,” “ASMobile,” “Powered by ASUS,” the Eee PC, or some other models. These retailers are currently among the companies that do NOT participate in the ASUS 360 Notebook Service Program and Accidental Damage Warranty: Best Buy, MicroCenter, and The Source by CircuitCity in Canada. Limited of one claim per notebook for Accidental Damage Warranty. ASUS reserves the right to discontinue this program and to modify the terms and conditions thereof at any time. ASUS Accidental Damage Warranty Program starts from the date of your ASUS notebook purchase, when all the requirements are met.

    **One incident covered per notebook

    All specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers on selected models. Products may not be available in all markets. Product may not be exactly as shown in photos.
    Celeron, Celeron Inside, Centrino, Centrino Inside, Core Inside, Intel, Intel Logo, Intel Atom, Intel Atom Inside, Intel Core, Intel Inside, Intel Inside Logo, Intel Viiv, Intel vPro, Itanium, Itanium Inside, Pentium, Pentium Inside, Viiv Inside, vPro Inside, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

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    Product Description

    Style and Performance in Perfect Harmony. The energy-efficient, slim and stylish ASUS UL20A-A1 notebook redefines ultraportable notebooks. Free yourself from power cords and start exploring with up to an amazing 7.5 hours* of all-day battery life. Powered by the ultra-low-voltage Intel Core2 Duo processor SU7300 and optimized with 2GB of DDR2 SDRAM, the UL20A-A1 takes you further than most other notebooks with eye-catching style and a generous 250GB of storage. Its ultra-slim profile makes traveling a breeze and its 12.1-inch HD LED-backlit display offers bright, vibrant visuals and advanced energy efficiency. Effortlessly navigate your e-mails and favorite websites with the enhanced multi-touch trackpad and complete important assignments with ease using the comfortable chiclet keyboard. The UL20A-A1 also features Altec Lansing speakers, plus SRS surround, for a virtual home theater experience on the go. The UL20A-A1 is built from the ground up to give you the best value; its an ultraportable notebook that truly delivers mobility on demand. A complete notebook warranty package is icing on the cake. ASUS UL20A-A1 come standard with a 1-Year Global Warranty and more:Thirty-days flawless display guarantee. Free two-way standard shipping. 24-hour tech support seven days a week. Plus ASUS Accidental Damage Protection:ASUS UL20A-A1 are also protected come with a One Year Accidental Damage Warranty protecting the notebook from drops, fire, spills, and surge. Stylish Design with Exceptional Multimedia Performance and Versatility

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    It is light, very portable and has a bright screen.
    elroy
    Unit is ideal for that easy to pack and carry portable, not as small as a netbook and not as clumsy or heavy as the larger units.
    Elliott Schiffman
    Your finger doesn't really glide across the surface like most Touchpads, though it's still usable.
    GT

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    162 of 164 people found the following review helpful By A. King on November 20, 2009
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    I just upgraded to this laptop from an 8.9" Atom-powered netbook (an Asus EeePC 900HA). Here are my thoughts after using the UL20A for a few days:

    Pro's:
    1. SMALL FOOTPRINT & LIGHT WEIGHT. The footprint of the laptop is similar to an 8.5"x11" sheet of paper (just slightly narrower and slightly longer), and at 3.3lbs, putting it in your briefcase or backpack is no more burdensome than an extra book or binder.
    2. EXCELLENT KEYBOARD. The relatively large "chiclet" keyboard makes for an effortless typing experience.
    3. PERFECT SCREEN SIZE. With a 12.1" 1366x768 screen, you're getting the resolution of a 13.3" laptop in a smaller package. At 130 pixels per inch, text on the 12" screen is often pretty small, but still acceptable. I would however advise against smaller screens (e.g. 11.6") at this resolution.
    4. EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE. Despite the low clock speed, the UL20A's Core 2 Duo is MUCH faster than any Intel Atom. HD YouTube videos play flawlessly at ~67% CPU utilization, and general performance seems much smoother than on my old netbook. I especially notice the difference when scrolling through PDF's, which was often very slow and jerky on my EeePC.
    5. EXCELLENT BATTERY LIFE. After 4.5 hours of mixed light web browsing, email, and PDF viewing, I still had 40% charge left. If the battery continued to be depleted at that rate, you'd end up with--that's right--exactly the quoted 7.5 hours! I used Windows 7's "Balanced" power scheme (not any of Asus's Power4Gear modes). After some testing, I can confirm that the processor will ramp up to max frequency during heavy usage with this mode, so there's no reason not to leave it in "Balanced" all the time.
    6. VERY QUIET. Even when using it in a quiet room, it's nearly impossible to hear any fan noise.
    7.
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    79 of 80 people found the following review helpful By S. Evans on November 18, 2009
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    Current laptop is the Dell XPS M1330, a 13.3 inch laptop which seemed very cool to me in terms of build and weight (about four pounds). But even that started to feel big and heavy so when this one came out-- at this price!!!-- I pre-purchased. I have been tracking discussions here and on the notebook review forums, and have some immediate answers to various concerns:

    1. it's 3 pounds six ounces with the battery. Feels like carrying a book.
    2. the wireless is intel 1000 bgn and has held steady and been very fast since I first got the computer.
    3. there's only one memory stick (2G) so you can easily pop in a second (which I did, before I even booted up the computer, for a grand total of $35.00) to bring the total memory to 4G.
    4. The keyboard is full sized, or, if it's smaller, the difference is so minimal I can't tell. It does seem to me that some of the edge keys (delete, tab, function keys) are smaller.
    5. It's crazy fast. My Windows Experence Index is:
    Processor 4.1
    Ram (with 4G) 4.8
    Graphics 3.5 (I'm not bothered, but I'm not a gamer)
    Gaming Graphics 3.3
    HDD 5.8
    6. Touchpad does pinch zoom and is very responsive.

    Have not installed all my software yet, but three hours of removing bloatware with the computer set on "high performance" and using WiFi leaves me with close to three hours of battery left.

    It's incredibly cool, meaning, in this case, temperature.

    In sum: I am in awe.

    UDPATE: I have been using the laptop continually since my purchase. It continues to impress me with build quality and performance.
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    63 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Mike Trojanowski on December 1, 2009
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    REVIEW UPDATED ON 2-28-10

    I've had this laptop for 3 MONTHS now and my 5-STAR initial impression continues to remain the same. My comments below have been updated but essentially haven't changed. About 2 months after I received the laptop though, I noticed a rather large dead pixel or small group of them right in the upper middle of the display. I contacted ASUS directly and YEP they replaced the screen free of charge including shipping and the whole process was completed in one week. The display is now perfect and kudos to ASUS for handling the issue so quickly.

    1. LOOK & SIZE - The light-colored silver brushed aluminum lid is a fine complement to its ultra thin profile. It weighs only 3.3 lbs and doesn't feel as back heavy as some other netbooks/ultraportables that have 6-cell batteries. Quality in design, fit and finish are quite evident throughout.

    2. SIGHT & SOUND - When I powered the ASUS UL20A up for the first time I was impressed with the display's noticeable increase in brightness and vivid contrasting colors. The High Definition LED-backlit screen really will make a pleasurable improvement in your viewing.

    The front bottom positioned Altec Lansing speakers have a lot of volume at least for my ears and the Realtek HD Audio control panel offers 13 equalizer settings to satisfy your personal tone preferences. I keep the volume at the 75% mark because that's usually plenty loud for me.

    Much has been said about glossy screens giving off glare from the sun through indoor windows and overhead lights. Frankly I thought this would bother me more than it does but the bother is hardly anything at all with this laptop. Of course everyone's lifestyle is different and what may be good for one person may not be good for another.
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