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Sharp Actius MM20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Sharp Actius MM20. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and usability. The image quality and size are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the battery and keyboard. The performance and durability get less positive reviews.

portability, size, image quality, usability, screen

durability, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sharp Actius MM20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 12 reviews)

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Expert review by: Ian Bell (

Sharp Actius MM20


The Sharp Actius MM20 is probably one of the most misunderstood products in the marketplace today. If you read other reviews on this system you will hear a lot of complaints relating to the products size or its lack of performance. The MM20 is a...

Brilliant bright display; easy to sync with your desktop computer; good battery life

No built in scroll wheel; lots of dongles; not a very powerful system

Because of its unique cradle and syncing design, the MM20 separates itself from domestic and foreign notebook systems.

Dec, 2004

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (

Sharp Actius TM-MM20


Artwork: Rick Rizner, John Goddard

Jul, 2004

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (

Sharp Actius MM20


Ultralight day-tripper makes a fine companion notebook for your main machine.

The perfect backpack notebook, the Sharp Actius MM20 has what it takes to get basic work done. However, to get the most out of it, you'll need the long-life battery. For doing e-mail, word processing, and other basic tasks on the run, the Actius can't...

Jul, 2004

Expert review by: (

Sharp Actius MM20


At less then 2 pounds, (well, 1.99 to be exact) and barely half an inch thick, the Sharp Actius MM20 is a remarkably portable notebook. It's also the first we've seen to feature Transmeta's new Efficeon TM8600 processor. Add in a unique cradle...

2-pound notebook, unique docking cradle for charging and synching

Small keyboard, low performance

The Sharp MM20 is no powerhouse, but its portability and unique cradle sync feature make this a cool and innovative portable, as well as a great complement to your desktop.

Consumer review by: narf (

Great Tiny Laptop


I installed Gentoo Linux using a the base station and another Linux box by partititioning and mounting the usb drive and chrooting. Be sure to back up the hard drive just in case you ever want to use Windows again. Alternatively, you could dual boot.

Very small an light-weight

There is no microphone input on the laptop

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: naturally_angry (



does any one know if linux will work on this?

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: N/A (

beautifully skinny :)


this is an awesome laptop! i bought a GPS unit to go along with this item. now, i have the ultimate navigation system! the sheer thinness of it all impresses a lot of my client when i show them my work!!! if u do simple stuffs like surfin the net,...

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: N/A (

Perfect Travel Computer


I bought this machine several months ago as my traveling computer when on the road and I love it. The machine is relatively small (smaller than a sheet of paper), extremely thin and weighs only 2 pounds. Although it doesn't have blazing performance,...

Dec, 2004

Consumer review by: marlboroman78 (

Tough enough, too


Tiny, fast enough for the basics, not too expensive.


Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: bitglue (

Awesome laptop; works great with linux


small, well built, affordable

small. But, this is why you want it!

Nov, 2004

Product Specifications

The Actius MM20 introduces a new way to remain productive on the go. This ultra slim lightweight notebook measures just 0.62 inches at the thinnest point and weighs only 2.0 pounds. You can confidently carry this lightweight beauty on the road all day thanks to the optional high capacity battery that provides up to 9.0 hours of battery life.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:10.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):26.4cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sharp Actius

Input Device

Type:Glide Pad / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed:1600MHz


Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


Clock Speed:1GHz
Type:Efficeon TM8600


Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:512MB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:20GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:16MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon