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Top 5 ASUS 12 Inch Notebook Laptops

written by: Ty Wingfoot•edited by: Rebecca Scudder•updated: 12/31/2010

ASUS is becoming popular and more and more people are now finding small screen ASUS laptops useful. If you’re one of them, and aren't sure which ASUS 12" notebook laptop is right, this article will help you decide which laptop is best for you.

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    ASUS UL20FT - A1

    The ASUS UL20FT-A1 notebook laptop is a new update to the ASUS UL20A. It offers a high-performance Intel Core i3 processor with1.20Ghz frequency. Its 2GB RAM is DDR3, which combined with that CPU, gives you all the horse power you need to run all sort ofASUS UL20FT-A1  heavy software.

    This ASUS 12" notebook laptop features a 320GB 5400RMB hard drive, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator, bright 12.1-inch display, and comes pre-installed with 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium. The laptop weighs 3.3 pounds, and there is also Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity option. The laptop has stereo speakers located below the palm rests. There are three USB 2.0 ports, a card reader, Ethernet, an audio in/out jack, and two video out ports.

    The 12.1-inch screen features LED backlighting and a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The build of the ASUS UL20FT-A1 is very good, with a solid chassis that does not creak, squeak or flex. The screen hinges are nice but a little tight, making it slightly difficult to open with one hand.

    The battery life of ASUS UL20FT-A1 is awesome, making it an excellent choice for working adults and students, who need a powerful and lightweight laptop with a lot of battery life. The laptop, with all its impressive features, costs US $567.15 , if you buy from Amazon.

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    ASUS Eee PC 1201PN

    Like ASUS UL20FT-A1, the ASUS Eee PC 1201PN also weighs 3.3 pounds. It features a 1.66Ghz Intel Atom processor, a 2GB DDR2 SDRAM, 512MB VRAM, and a 250GB hard drive. Although this laptop is not as fast as the ASUS UL20FT, it offers the NVidia Ion Graphics processor with an ability to play 720-pixel HD videos, for excellent graphics performance and interesting game play. The ASUS Eee PC 1201PN laptop also features a 0.3 MP webcam for capturing videos and pictures, and it’s also used for videoASUS 1201PN conferencing.

    The laptop has black glossy exterior, but it attracts fingerprints and smudges. The system also has a few chrome accents, including the touchpad, on/off button, the power button, and the mouse bar. The keyboard is very comfortable to use, and the touchpad is very responsive and accurate.

    The ASUS UL20FT laptop has a HDMI port, three USB 2.0 ports, a SD card slot, headphone jack and microphone jack, and a VGA port.

    This model of the 12-inch ASUS laptop is overall a very good product, especially for multimedia enthusiasts, at a price range of US $399.99 to 440.00

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    ASUS UL20A-A1

    The UL20A-A1 is another 12-inch laptop from ASUS. It offers fast performance, good battery life and good graphics. It is also lightASUS UL20A-A1 weighted and has a nice design. The chassis is of silver color, has a nice solid feel but it appears to be made of plastic.

    The laptop is powered with a high-performance 1.3GHz Core 2 Duo processor and 2GB RAM. The hard disk has 250 GB of storage, and the display supports 1366 x 768 pixels, and is capable of playing high definition videos. The display is glossy and reflects some light but still it is not as glare-inducing as some other screens of ASUS laptops.

    The ASUS UL20A-A1 has Bluetooth, three USB 2.0 ports, 0.3MP camera, Ethernet, microphone and headphones jacks, a memory card slot, but no HDMI output, even though the laptop supports HD video playback. The touchpad of the ASUS UL20A-A1 is very accurate, and is capable of supporting multi-touch gestures. The ASUS UL20A-A1 can run for up to 8 hours on a single charge while surfing the web.

    The ASUS UL20A-A1 is an interesting ASUS 12" notebook laptop, packed with a lot of power. It is lightweight and has good design. If you are looking for a high-performance laptop, at a price range of US $800 to 900, the ASUS UL20A-A1 is definitely worth considering.

    Continue to Page 2 for two more ASUS 12 notebook laptops

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    ASUS makes some of the best small notebook laptops. They are often cheaper than other popular brands like Sony and HP, and come in a variety of specs and design in the 12 inch size. This article reviews top five ASUS 12" notebook laptops that are currently available on the market.
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    ASUS N20A-D1

    The specialty of this laptop is its RAM. With 4GB DDR2 SDRAM, you can run heavy processing software like 3D studio Max, MSProject Server, and others that demand high amount of memory. Besides the luxurious amount of RAM, the ASUS N20A also features heavy duty Intel Core 2 Duo 2Ghz processor, 250GB HDD, WiFi, and Bluetooth.

    The ASUS N20A-D1 is designed with the infusion technology to enhance scratch resistance. It has a WXGA LED 1280x800 display, which is bright and sharp. There are plenty of ports including three USB 2.0, mic, headphone, HDMI, Ethernet, and video out. For music enthusiasts, it has a high definition sound card, and the built-in speaker is loud and clear. The ASUS N20A-D1 comes with the special Express Gate technology that enables ultra fast boot up of the system. The battery life of the laptop is between 2.5 and 3.5 hours, which is not that impressive but good enough for most users.

    The ASUS N20A-D1 is a great laptop for professional users. It delivers high-end performance for multitasking, editing videos, etc. It costs US $968.00 and arrives with a free Bluetooth mouse and carry bag.

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    ASUS U6V-V1-Bamboo

    The ASUS ASUS U6V-V1-Bamboo is designed with eco-friendly material. The laptop uses natural bamboo as the main material for theASUS U6V-V1-Bamboo Laptop  chassis. The bamboo used for this laptop is of very high quality, and can resist heavy pressures.

    The ASUS U6V-V1-Bamboo Laptop features 2.53 GHz Intel T9400 Processor, 4GB RAM, Nvidia 9300M GS Graphics, and 320 GB Hard Drive. The laptop also has a HDMI port, fingerprint reader, and a 0.3MP camera for wire-free video communication. In addition to that, the ASUS U6V-V1-Bamboo Laptop features the Express Gate technology for ultra fast boot up of the machine.

    The keyboard looks elegant, and doesn’t make noise. The touchpad also has bamboo fiber patterns on it, and feels as though you are pointing and scrolling on a bamboo surface.

    The laptop is lightweight and beautifully designed. It is an excellent choice for professional users, but it is most suitable for environment friendly conscious people. This ASUS 12 notebook laptop is a high-end laptop, constructed with eco-friendly material, but it comes with a high price tag of US $ 1899.00, due to the strong and expensive material used in its construction

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