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Lethaltxn
07-26-2011, 16:03
Looking at a new laptop (Asus UL20FT-XA1), but I can't find any reviews on this particular model. Does anyone know anyone that has any experience with this model? I'm thinking it would be a better option than a netbook.

Here are the Specs:

Asus UL20FT-XA1
Intel Core i3-380UM Processor; 2GB of DDR3 1066MHz RAM (1x2GB, 2 slots)
320GB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM); No optical drive; Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System (64 bit)
HDMI Port; VGA Port; 3 USB 2.0 Ports; 5-in-1 Card Reader (MMC, MS, MS-Pro, SD, xD); 802.11 b/g/n wireless
12.1" HD LED Display; Intel GMA HD Graphics; up to 6 hours of battery life
ASUS 1 Year Warranty and 1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty Included
Processor, Memory, and Motherboard
Processor: Intel Core i3
RAM: 2 GB
Memory Slots: 2
Hard Drive
Size: 320 GB
Speed: 5400 rpm
Ports and Connectivity
USB Ports: 3
Cases and Expandability
Size (LWH): 11.8 inches, 8.4 inches, 1 inches
Weight: 3.3 pounds

Here is the link. Laptop (http://www.amazon.com/UL20FT-XA1-Light-12-Inch-Laptop-Silver/dp/tech-data/B004KJDS7E/ref=de_a_smtd)

Thanks. :wavey:

Linux3
07-26-2011, 21:53
Well, first off only one ram slot is populated. Purchase a second 2 gig module when you buy it and bring the system up to 4 gigs of ram.
Second, 12" display is pretty small but then I like my 10" Asus netbook but it isn't a desktop replacement.
Asus usually makes very good stuff and I like the brand.
Are you sure you don't want a dvd drive?

You buy a netbook because you are willing to put up with a small screen to gain portability and long battery like. This system is kind of heavy for the size.
What's the battery life like?

I don't think it's bad but I do think it's kind of a half a** system between and netbook and a laptop.
And it aint cheap.

Linux3
07-26-2011, 22:01
Some more thoughts.
Are you looking for cheap but good?
http://www.staples.com/HP-g6-1b60us-15.6-Laptop/product_332976

Smaller screen?
http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fncwq02b&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&model_id=inspiron-14r-n4110

All of the above?
http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlineSales/Online/SecondaryInventorySearch.aspx?rn=7716&SC=&c=us&cs=22&l=en&s=dfh

Lethaltxn
07-27-2011, 08:14
Well, first off only one ram slot is populated. Purchase a second 2 gig module when you buy it and bring the system up to 4 gigs of ram.
Second, 12" display is pretty small but then I like my 10" Asus netbook but it isn't a desktop replacement.
Asus usually makes very good stuff and I like the brand.
Are you sure you don't want a dvd drive?

You buy a netbook because you are willing to put up with a small screen to gain portability and long battery like. This system is kind of heavy for the size.
What's the battery life like?

I don't think it's bad but I do think it's kind of a half a** system between and netbook and a laptop.
And it aint cheap.

Yeah, was definitely gonna buy some more RAM. I should have given it before. Basically I'm getting this for my last semester of College.
I've had a netbook in the past but accidently broke the screen about a year ago. I actually like the portability of the netbook but I always had an issue with the processor speed when doing certain things. No gaming or anything, mainly when I would watch YouTube, HULU, Netflix and no real multitasking. I don't mind the small screen, in fact I prefer it. Trying to stay at 12" or less. Also, don't need a CD drive. I have a desktop at the house, just need something to complement it for when I go to the library or people's houses for group projects.
The other option I've been looking at is HP Pavilion dm1z series (http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_can_series.do?storeName=computer_store&category=notebooks&a1=Category&v1=Ultra-Portable&series_name=dm1z_series&jumpid=in_R329_prodexp/hhoslp/psg/notebooks/Ultra-Portable/dm1z_series)
I just like the fact that there is an, albeit the ULV version, i-3 processor so I can use it past college.

Linux3
07-27-2011, 21:18
Aha, OK then go for it.