ASUS N20A 12″ Ultraportable Unveiled

asusAsustek has unveiled details of the ASUS N20A, a new 12.1-inch ultraportable laptop with Intel Centrino 2 technology.


Starting at around 4 pounds, the N20A features the latest Intel Core 2 Duo normal-voltage processor (T9400, P8600, P7350, T5800, or T5850), GMA X4500HD integrated graphics, up to 4GB of DDR2 memory, up to 320GB of hard drive space, and a DVD burner. The display has a resolution of 1280-by-800 pixels.

The Windows Vista-powered notebook includes a 1.3-megapixel web camera, 802.11n wireless and optional Bluetooth, a Gigabit LAN port, and optional support for 3G/3.5G mobile broadband. There are also HDMI and VGA outputs, three USB ports, an ExpressCard slot, eSATA port, 8-in-1 media card reader, and the Trusted Platform Module 1.2 in select models.

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A page at ZipZoomFly says the ASUS N20A-A1 model with an extended 6-cell battery provides up to 12 hours of operation on a single charge.

There’s no official information on pricing and availability. ZipZoomFly will sell the N20A-A1 with the Core 2 Duo T5800 at 2GHz, 4GB of RAM, and a 250GB HDD for $999, according to the product page.

Asustek has previously launched the N10 10-inch series, based on Intel Atom CPU.

Specification




Processor & Cache Memory
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9400/P8600/P7350 : 2.8 GHz – 2.0 GHz, 800MHz, 6/3MB On-Die L2 Cache;
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T5850 : 2.16 GHz – 2.0 GHz, 667MHz, 2MB On-Die L2 Cache
Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista® Ultimate,
Genuine Windows Vista® Business,
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium,
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic,
Chipset
Intel® GM45 Express Chipset +ICH9M
Main Memory
DDR2 800 MHz SDRAM, 2 x SODIMM socket for expansion up to 4GB SDRAM
*Due to the 32-bit operation system’s limitation, only 3GB will show up with a 4GB memory. The 64-bit operating system will not have this issue. For more information, please check Microsoft’s support site: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946003
Display
12.1″ WXGA Color-Shine (Glare-type)
Video Graphics & Memory
Embedded Intel® GMA X4500HD Gfx
Hard Drive
2.5″ 9.5mm SATA320GB,5400rpm
250GB,5400rpm
160GB,5400rpm
Optical Drive
5.25″ , 12.7mm
DVD Super Multi
Card Reader
8 in 1 card reader, SD,MMC,MS,MS-Pro,mini SD w/ adapter,MS-Duo,MS-Pro Duo via adapter
Video Camera
1.3 Mega Pixel web camera
Fax/Modem/LAN/WLAN
Integrated Intel® High Definition Audio chip ( Azalia) compliant MDC fax/modem and 10/100/1000 Base T
Built-in Bluetooth™ V2.0+EDR (optional)
3G/3.5G Antenna support(in selected territories)
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100 ABGN
LED Status Indicator
Power-on/Suspend
Battery Charging/full/low
Storage device access
Capital Lock
Wireless on status indicator(optional)
Bluetooth on status indicator(optional)
Interface
1 x Express card
1 x Microphone-in jack
1 x Headphone-out jack (S/PDIF)
1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor
3 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1 x HDMI
1 x WLAN On/Off Switch
1 x E-SATA
Hot Keys

Function Keys:
Fn+F1 Suspend switch
Fn+F2 WLAN switch
Fn+F2 Bluetooth switch
Fn+F3 Access to the E-mail
Fn+F4 Access to the Internet
Fn+F5 Brightness down
Fn+F6 Brightness up
Fn+F7 LCD on/off
Fn+F8 LCD/CRT switch display
Fn+F9 TouchPad Lock
Fn+F10 Volume on/mute
Fn+F11 Volume down
Fn+F12 Volume up
Fn+Space Power 4Gear +
Fn+C Splendid
Fn+V Camera capture
Fn+↑: Stop
Fn+↓: Play/Pause
Fn+ ←:Skip to Previous Track
Fn+ →:Skip to Next Track

Audio
Built-in Azalia compliant audio chip, with 3D effect & full duplex
Built-in speaker and microphone
Keyboard
17.5mm full size 83 Key with MS Windows function keys
Battery Pack & Life
3/6/9 cells: 2600/4200/7800 mAh,
AC Adapter
Output: 19 V DC, 3.42 A, 65W
Input: 100-240V V AC, 50/60 Hz universal
Dimension & Weight
30.3 x 22.5 x 3.10 cm (W x D x H)
1.85 kg (with 3 cell battery)
Security
BIOS Booting / HDD User Password Protection and security lock
Kensington lock hole
TPM(Trusted Platform Module) V1.2 (optional)
Supplied Accessories
Optical Mouse Carrying bag
Multimedia Software
ASUSDVD V7.0 ( *For Basic & Business only)
Power Director V5.0 (*For Basic & Business only)
Medi@Show V3.0 (*For Basic & Business only)
Virus & Tool Software
Norton™ Internet Security 2007
Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0
NERO 7 Essentials
Power2Go
ASUS Utility
Asus Win flash for BIOS and Driver live Update
ASUS CopyProtect
ASUS SmartLogon
ASUS Net 4 switch
Asus Power4Gear eXtreme
Asus Live Update
Asus Multi-Frame
Asus NB Probe +
ASUS Life Frame 3
ASUS Wireless Console
Asus Data Security Management(ADSM)
ASUS Splendid
Warranty & e-support
2-year limited global hardware warranty
*different by country
1-year battery pack warranty
On-line problem resolution through web interface (BIOS, Driver update)
OS (Microsoft Windows Vista) install/uninstall consultation
Bundled software install/uninstall consultation
ASUS software supporting
OS Compatibility
Windows Vista * Windows XP driver is not available
Intel, the Intel logo, Centrino and the Centrino logo, Intel Core and Core Inside, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
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