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Sharp Actius MP30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Sharp Actius MP30. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and usability. The performance and portability are also appreciated. Reviews about the battery and screen are mixed. The size and sound get negative views.

image quality, portability, performance, usability, design

keyboard, sound, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sharp Actius MP30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sharp Actius MP30


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sharp Actius MP30 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the usability and performance. The portability and image quality also get good feedback.

image quality, portability, performance, usability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sharp Actius MP30 UltraPortable Notebook PCSharp Actius MP30 UltraPortable Notebook PC

May, 2018

Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (

Sharp Actius MP30 Review


Co-Published with Laptop Magazine: Solutions for Business & Life. As an everyday machine, the MP30 balances performance and battery life reasonably [...]

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : David Drucker (

Sharp Actius MP30


Sharp's MP30 is one of the more attractive and competent ultraportables around.

Wonderful display Can use notebook as external hard drive• Great ultraportable design

Not much battery life savings in instant-on mode Audio not always in sync during DVD playback

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (

Sharp Actius MP30


This lightweight ultraportable looks like a toy but works like a business machine.

The Sharp Actius MP30 is for people who prefer low price, high style, and small size to pure performance.

Feb, 2005

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (

Sharp Actius MP30 Notebook (1.6GHz Transmeta Efficeon TM8800, 512MB, 40GB, DVD/CD-RW, Windows XP, 10.4


Photograph: Rick Rizner

Feb, 2005

Expert review by : Dan Wu (

Sharp Actius MP30 notebook review


Sharp's ultraportable Actius MP30 laptop weighs only 2.8 pounds, runs Transmeta's Efficieon 1.6 GHz processor, has a 10.4-inch screen, with 512MB RAM, a 40GB hard drive, and built-in 802.11g WiFi. PC Magazine finds the keyboard a little small (87...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by (

Sharp Actius MP30


Most multimedia-oriented notebooks these days are nine-pound beasts that aim to supplant a traditional desktop PC. Not so the Sharp Actius MP30. This svelte 2.8-pound beauty will have little trouble attracting attention with its cool, clean,...

Instant Play feature for CD and DVDs. Cool design. DirectHD port

Performance is a bit behind its peers. Keyboard and screen a little too cramped for serious productivity

The Actius MP30 ultraportable looks great and carries some new entertainment-oriented features, such as Instant Play and a glossy screen. It's nicely suited to consumers who want a compact machine.

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nice features, but reflective screen


Many features crammed into a tiny footprint, excellent battery life, but I don't like the keyboard layout (keys actually vary in size) and the screen is as reflective as a mirror--hard to use in bright environments.

Nov, 2005

Consumer review (

Very lightweight efficient design


Excellent for E-mail, officework, web browsing, DVD watching. The hard drive feature is great.

Jul, 2005

Consumer review (

So light


Excellent screen--very light and fast enough to do office work and web exploration. Games run well too--not the very video intensive ones--check Radeon game compatability eg. Zoo Tycoon 2 would not run. Better to upgrade to 1GB RAM--Kingmax

Jun, 2005

Product Specifications

The 2.9-pound Actius MP30 blends power and enhanced multimedia capabilities in a sleek, stylish package. The next generation Transmeta Efficeon TM8800 1.6 GHz processor provides the Actius MP30 with high performance and outstanding battery life and the high-speed ATI MOBILITY RADEON 7500 and integrated CDRW/ DVD combo drive insure that you have the tools you need to get the job done. When you're not working, the INSTANTPLAY CD/DVD feature and included remote control let you use your notebook as a portable media player. It's the perfect blend of productivity and leisure.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):4.6hour(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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sharp Actius

Input Device

Type:Glide Pad / Keyboard


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem


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

Optical Storage

Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional


Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Type:Efficeon TM8800


Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:1GB
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:40GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:32MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon 7500