ASUS Z33A 12.1″

Summary: 12.1″ XGA, Intel Pentium.

Last Updated: February 17, 2007

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Product Name: ASUS Z33A (M5A)
Official Page:
Manufacturer: ASUSTEK Computer, Inc.
Status: Discontinued
Price: @ $1175 USD (Street)


– Carbon Fiber Alloy
– Three battery pack options
– Comes with carrying bag

Updates over previous models:

Manufacturer’s Description:
Ultramodern, Ultraportable. The Z33A (M5A) recently won German IF Award, the foremost competition for industrial design. It integrated the unique rimless design between the touch pad and palm rest. With no rim dividing the touch pad and palm rest, typing and navigating the cursor is one fluid operation while making annoying dust accumulation a thing of the past. Built upon carbon fiber (CF) alloy, 120% stronger than conventional material , the Z33A brings mobility and dependability on the road. The M 5A is a lightweight device you can conveniently take anywhere and a tough machine for the bumps and grinds of mobile computing.

CPU: Intel Pentium M 730-765 (1.6GHz – 2.10GHz, 2MB L2)
Chipset: Intel 915GM Express Chipset
Front-side Bus: 400MHz or 533MHz
Memory: DDR2 400MHz uSO-DIMM
Memory Capacity: 256MB – 768MB (256MB onboard, 1 slot)

Display: 12.1″ TFT LCD
Resolution: 1024×768 XGA
Widescreen: No
Touchscreen: No
Graphics Chipset: Intel GMA 900
Graphics Memory: 128MB (Shared)
Other: VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin

Hard Drive Type: UDMA/IDE
Hard Drive Capacity: 7200rpm: 60GB, 5400rpm: 80GB
Optical: 24xCD-RW/DVD or DVD-RW Combo

Wireless: Intel/PRO 2100 Wireless 802.11b or Intel/PRO 2200 Wireless 802.11(b+g) 802.11a/b or 802.11b/g
Modem: Azalia Compliant and V.90 / K56flex support
Ethernet: 10/100 RealTek Fast Ethernet
Bluetooth: No
Mobile Broadband:

Audio Chipset: High Definition Audio compliant audio chip
Internal Speakers/Microphone:
Audio I/O: Built-in Microphone, 1xMicrophone-in, 1xAudio-out
USB: 3x USB 2.0
Firewire: 1x IEEE 1394
PC Card: 1xType II/CardBus
Flash/Memory Card Reader: MultiMedia Card (MMC), Secure Digital (SD), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro
Keyboard/Mouse: 83-key keyboard with Windows Function Key, Touchpad

Trusted Platform Module (TPM):

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional or XP Home
Other Software: ASUS DVD XP V5.0, Power Director V3.0 ME, NERO OEM Suite V6.0 – ASUS Probe V2.10, ASUS Live Update, ASUS Power4 Gear, ASUS Winflash.
Warranty: 1-year warranty. Extended 2/3 years warranty available, Online and phone support

Battery: Smart Lithium-Ion
Options: 3-cell, 6-cell, 9-cell
Battery Life: 3-Cell 24 WHr – 2-2.5 Hours, 6-Cell 48 WHr – 4.2-5.2 Hours, 9-Cell 72 WHr – 6-7.6 Hours

Width: 10.8 inches / 274.3 mm
Depth: 9.1 inches / 231.1 mm
Height: 0.98 inches / 24.9 mm
Weight: 3.3 pounds / 1.5 kg (3-cell battery pack)

ASUS Z33A Reviews and Articles:
LAPTOP MagazineSeptember, 2005 – 4/5 Stars – LAPTOP HOT PICK – The ASUS W5A offers excellent performance, decent battery life, and a nifty Webcam in a slick-looking package that’s very travel-friendly.but this notebook is sure to turn heads.