Summary: Edit: This laptop has now failed for the THIRD time. It absolutely refuses to boot Windows, so I made Ubuntu the operating system instead. An immediately-noticed problem, though, is that Ubuntu runs much hotter on this laptop than Windows did, in spite of the laptop cooler I'm using, a couple fixes...
Power management drivers have issues, Splashtop is good
the consumer, Amazon
9 August 2011
Summary: Its a fine laptop but frequently the 'Power Gear for Hybrid' power management software kicks in and seems to change power management settings. This means that it might hibernate when you don't want it to, go to sleep, and it has recently started turning off the wifi card when it hibernates.
Summary: I purchased this laptop a few weeks ago to replace a netbook, I wanted something as light as a netbook but because I often use it to work on word processor, I needed it to have a big enough screen to allow me to comfortably view documents and have enough speed to keep up with my typing.
Summary: I'm a programmer, and I was afraid that this laptop, being kind of a "overpowered netbook," would fall short my performance requirements for programming. I was positively surprised :) I usually have VNC, Skype, my browser, editor and terminal open at the same time, and it's still responsive and fast...
Summary: Very impressed. As light as a netbook with enough power and screen real estate to replace a full-fledged notebook. Vibrant screen, 4-5 hours of battery life in High Performance mode, quiet and cool. Can't say enough about this laptop for the mobile warrior.
Summary: I love this laptop! It is super light and has even more gadgets than my old huge Compaq. It looks like a netbook but with a lot more power. I bought 2 and my husband and I love them. The new Windows 7 is very easy to use.
Summary: Only owned the thing for 2 weeks, but so far, so good. Good Stuff: -Haven't let it stay on for 7 hours straight, but it looks like w/ brightness at minimum it could probably make 7 hours. Just took it on a car trip, and battery life wasn't a problem. -I have no issues whatsoever with the touch pad.
Summary: ASUS UL20A-A1 Thin and Light 12.1-Inch Silver Laptop - 7.5 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Home Premium) Exactly as advertised. Insertion of the exta 2 gig RAM involved removal of 3 screws from an access door on the bottom and sliding the Crucial Technology CT25664AC800 into the exposed slot.
Summary: This laptop is absolutely incredible. It is lightning fast. Great screen. Great keyboard. Solid feel to it. Nice look. Incredible value for the price. Except for one trajic flaw: the touchpad is awful.