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: So maybe nothing about this computer has made me smile or given me pleasant tingly feeling. But in nearly half a year of using it for work, I've also never once felt the urge to fling it out the nearest window--though I suspect it would fly well. For me, this lack of frustration is something.
Summary: I've purchased and used a wide variety of ultraportable notebooks over the years and this notebook is definitely one of the most impressive. I have used 12" and 14" Dell Latitudes, a 13" MacBook Pro, a 12" iBook, two 12" IBM/Lenovo Thinkpads, a 14" Dell Vostro, and a 10" Lenovo netbook.
Summary: I bought my ASUS UL20A-A1 four months ago. I use it exclusively as a lightweight portable, and it performs beautifully. Battery life has been very good - probably 5-6 hours/charge. It is small, light, and powerful.