SpecificationsNotebook: Asus N80VC (N80 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1000 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus N80VC
Hard on the heels of the most stylish netbook on the planet, the S101, Asus brings us the N80Vc. It's a very stylish 14.1in notebook aimed at the business user, although it would look equally at home in the living room. The Asus design team keeps on coming up trumps. The N80Vc is a well-designed, well-featured notebook, equally adept at home or on the road
80, Preis 80, Leistung 60, Ausstattung 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 80%
Computer maker Asus is fast becoming well known among home users for its Eee PC range of mini-notebooks but it's still making the larger models such as the N80Vc. Being bigger, the N80Vc is more powerful than its Eee cousins and is somewhere in between being a multimedia computer and business PC, with a 14in screen. Although the screen was supposed to be an anti-glare model, we were disappointed to see that in it still suffered from reflected bright light. This was a shame because it's otherwise an excellent screen, with a crystal-clear picture that made watching movies a pleasure. A nicely sized well-rounded laptop, only let down slightly by screen glare.
100, Leistung 80, Display 60
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 80% display: 60%
A portable laptop offering lots of style, but it's let down by a poor keyboard. The Asus N80VC (£699 inc. VAT) is the second N-series laptop we've seen from the Taiwanese company – the ﬁrst being the N10. We liked the Asus N80VC, and found it a portable, well-specified machine. It's let down severely by the keyboard, however, and there are far more comfortable and better machines to use.
3.5 von 5, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80%
Source: Pocket Lint
The N80VC comes in at a price point that, just a couple of years ago, would have been considered the bargain-basement end of the laptop market: a no-frills approach where quality, features, components and even design play a distinct second-fiddle to costs. This is no longer the case, and the Asus is a good example of how much you can actually get for your money. It features enough power to satisfy most users, is stylish and comfortable to work on, and offers great connectivity. It’s just a shame that quality has been slightly compromised, and the keyboard severely lets this machine down. It’s still worth a look - but other laptops, such as Samsung’s excellent Q310, offer better quality at a similar price.
7 von 10, Mboilität gut, Ausstattung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 80% mobility: 80%
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS: Compared to the 9300M G, the GS has only 8 unified shaders but a higher clock rate. Therefore, the performance should be similar according to Nvidia. Supports
Hybrid-SLI (GeForceBoost and HybridPower) with Nvidia 9100M G and PureVideo HD (VP3).
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
T5800: Entry level dual core processor based on the Merom core without Virtualization support and a low maximum temperature.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.