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Sharp Actius MP30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the usability and portability are generally positive. The design and screen also get good comments. There are some mixed comments about the value for money, and the sound and energy efficiency get less positive comments.

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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 73/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sharp Actius MP30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Sharp Actius MP30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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

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

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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 [...]

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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

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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.

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

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

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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...

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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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"great little truly portable notebook"

 

I apparently bought one of the last of these-... 

very lightweight, attractive, beautiful screen quality

some might find keyboard too small-would like longer battery

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"Does the job."

 

I really like it.I had a Compaq Presairo 900 ... 

Small, portable, sturdy

No mic port or infered or bluetooth

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"Reliable, general purpose notebook that does not get hot in your lap"

 

Many fail to appreciate the main benefit of t... 

Much lower heat output than comparable models, can play movies without booting Windows, instantly shows up as external drive when connected to another computer, draws many compliments on its looks

No option for an internal DVD burner, no larger battery avail

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"Lightest full-featured laptop available"

 

This laptop is so light it is unreal. You ha... 

Light weight, easy to carry around, built in cd writer

Price, no dvd writer

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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

Battery

Run Time (Up To):4.6hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.2in
Height:1.2in
Weight:2.9lbs
Width:10in

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sharp
Model:MP30/MP30P
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sharp Actius

Input Device

Type:Glide Pad / Keyboard

Modem

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

Networking

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

Processor

Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Manufacturer:Transmeta
Type:Efficeon TM8800

RAM

Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:1GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:32MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
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