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ASUS UL20FT-XA1 Review – Core i3-380UM

February 16th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

ASUS UL20FT-XA1 laptop is quite thin and light in weight device.  This  gorgeous device comes under the ASUS Unlimited Series of the year 2011.Its less than one inch thickness definitely succeed in gaining interest from all. Its stylish features are quite captivating with slim looks. Though it is light in weight, it has robust aluminum lid to impart more durability for the device. This kind of lid is always successful at keeping the device safe in day-to-day-usage. This is recent release and released on January 17th, 2011.  This machine is powered through Intel Core i3-380UM processor along with 2 GB DDR3 RAM and 320 GB SATA hard drive. Its screen size is 12.1-inches. It has many important and useful features such as HDMI output port, VGA port, 5-in-1 card reader, Chiclet keyboard, Wi-Fi enabled, Intel GMA HD graphics, and many more. Importantly, its battery backup is truly outstanding with 6-hours. Its audio is another advantage with SRS Premium Sound and Altec Lansing speakers which got 2W speakers Amplify.

Intel Core i3-380UM processor Details:

Intel Core i3-380UM processor, that powers ASUS UL20FT-XA1  is an ultra low voltage processor. This quality offers low power consumption and high battery life for notebooks. This processor is clocked at 1.33 GHz. It has two cores and there is no Turbo Boost technology with this processor. This processor is based on the Nehalem architecture and manufactured with 32 nm technology.

This processor got integrated graphics through Intel HD Graphics. It is indicating that there is no necessity for add-in graphics card.. There is already built-in support for full graphics and media. This facility can reduce the price of the notebook quite significantly. This integrated graphics core frequency is 166 MHz and this can be boosted up to 500MHz.

This processor got integrated DDR3 memory controller that is built in 45nm technology. It can support speed up to 800. This can reduces processor to memory latency to imrove the overall performance.

The Intel Core i3-380UM processor got 3MB of L3 Cache. This is also known as Intel Smart cache too. This Cache will be shared by the two cores and it will be dynamical sharing. This processor got low TDP rating of 18watts. This processor supports Intel Virtualization technology, VT-x, Intel 64-bit and enhanced speed steps.

ASUS UL20FT-XA1 Pros:

  • Intel Core i3-380UM processor is a greatest advantage.
  • It is reasonably priced.
  • It has HDMI and VGA ports.
  • Intel GMA HD graphics is additional advantage.
  • Outstanding battery backup (6-hours).
  • It has 5-in-1 card reader.
  • It has built-in webcam.

ASUS UL20FT-XA1 Cons:

  • Not suitable for latest and 3D gaming.
  • No Bluetooth.
  • No optical drive.

Specifications:

Processor:

This laptop is powered through Intel Core i3-380UM processor. This processor is clocked at 1.33 GHz. It has 3MB of L3 cache.

System memory and Hard Drive:

This laptop comes with 2GB capacity DDR3 RAM of 1066 MHz. This can be enhanced up to 4 GB capacity.

Hard drive of this laptop is 320 GB capacity. This hard drive is a SATA hard drive and rotates at 5400 rpm.

Display and Graphics:

ASUS UL20FT-XA1  comes with 12.1-inches widescreen with HD LED Display.This laptop is credited with Intel GMA HD Graphics for the better entertainment experience.

Operating System:

This laptop comes with Genuine Microsoft Window s7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.

Networking:

This laptop is arranged with Ethernet LAN for wired connectivity needs. There is Wireless connectivity feature through Wireless 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi.

Webcam:

ASUS UL20FT-XA1  is arranged with one built-in webcam of 0.3-megapixels.

Additional Ports:

This laptop comes with one 5-in-1 card reader, three USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI output port, one VGA port, one headphone jack and one microphone jack.

Battery:

ASUS UL20FT-XA1  is credited with a suitable battery pack and this battery pack capacity is 4400mAh and offers 6-hours unplugged life for the notebook.

Sizes and Weight:

Width: 11.8-Inches.

Depth: 8.4-inches.

Height: 1.0-inch.

Weight: 5.8 lbs.

Warranty:

This laptop comes with one-year standard warranty.

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