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Sharp Actius RD20

Sharp Actius RD20
alaScore 72

3 reviews

May, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Sharp Actius RD20. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the image quality, but there are some negative opinions about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sharp Actius RD20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : William Pagan (

Sharp Actius RD20


The Sharp Actius RD20 is a powerful machine, and at 10.4 pounds it should be.

The warranty is one year on parts and labor. No on-site service is available. Toll-free technical support is 24/7.

Nov, 2003

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (

Sharp Actius RD20


Big, heavy desktop replacement notebook suffers from poor battery life.

You may be able to happily trade in your desktop PC for the Actius RD20, but not if you need portability. The unwieldy case and subpar battery life make the RD20 a poor traveling companion.

Nov, 2003

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (

Sharp Sharp Actius RD20 Desktop Repl P4/3.6 60HD DVD-R/RW/RAM &CD-R/RW (Sharp-PCRD20)


Artwork: Rick Rizner, John Goddard

Nov, 2003

Product Specifications

The Actius RD20 provides the power and viewing capability of a desktop computer with its extremely bright 15" XGA screen (much brighter than standard notebook displays), Intel Pentium 4 processor, NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go Video Chip, 512MB of RAM (expandable to 1024), 60GB Hard Drive and wireless LAN connectivity, the Actius RD10 is enough to satisfy even the most demanding user with desktop performance. The Actius RD20 offers all the connections that you need in a portable design. The notebook includes Sony Memory Stick, SD memory card, Smart Media and Compact Flash card slots, a FireWire port, and 4 USB 2.0 compliant ports. Sharp now offers DVD burning capabilities with is new rewritable DVD drive. And thanks to Sharp-FX, Sharp's exclusive LCD optimization feature, DVD movies have never looked better. This add-on module works with WinDVD to automatically adjust the image contrast for optimum clarity. Combined with the Actius RD20's high-quality LCD display, this image-enhancing feature provides unsurpassed DVD entertainment.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):1.2hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15in
Diagonal Size (metric):38.1cm
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


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


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


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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:8x (CD) / 1x (DVD-RW) / 2x (DVD-RAM)
Write Speed:16x (CD) / 2x (DVD)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


Clock Speed:3.06GHz
Type:Pentium 4


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:60GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce4 440 Go