SpecificationsNotebook: Asus U80V
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9550
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 750 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus U80V
Source: PC Advisor
Good performance and a bling trackpad differentiate the Asus U80V 14in-screen laptop. The Asus U80V is an above-average all-purpose notebook with some interesting bells and whistles up its sleeve. It provides a solid performance, but its ultimate worthiness will depend on the UK retail price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Pro
Not content with ushering in its latest set of Seashell-inspired laptops, Asus has now unleashed its U-series notebooks upon the world. And when Asus' marketing spiel promised us an "exquisitely crafted, thin and lightweight notebook", we put on our Sunday best and waited excitedly for the courier to arrive. But, to a certain extent, we wish we hadn't made the effort. Not as exquisitely designed as Asus would have us believe, this laptop will have to be aggressively priced to compete.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: NotebookTV.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2009
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 80%
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570: Lower middle-class GPU that features a low shader count and a 64 Bit memory bus but a high clock speed. Similar to the desktop Radeon 4550. Supports Avivo HD and DirectX 10.1.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.
The T9550 is a middle class dual-core CPU of the Core 2 Duo line and similar to the P9600 (except for the higher TDP of the T9550 - 35 vs 25 W). The performance of the T9550 should be sufficient for most applications and games of 2009.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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.
65%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.