Asus UL80 Series

Asus UL80JT-A1Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300, Intel Core i3 330M, Intel Core i3 330UM, Intel Core i7 620UM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M, NVIDIA GeForce G210M
Display: 14.0 inch
Weight: 1.9kg, 2kg, 2.2kg
Price: 600, 750, 850 euro
Average Score: 80.15% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 67%, features: 57%, display: 45%
mobility: 69%, workmanship: 50%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 75%

 

Asus UL80Vt

Specifications

Asus UL80VtNotebook: Asus UL80Vt
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G210M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

94% ASUS UL80Vt and G51J: Going for the Gold
Source: AnandTech English
We've already discussed our thoughts on the UL80Vt and G51J - you can read the details on pages two and three. Both are great laptops, and while we didn't give either the coveted Gold award they are closer than we've come in quite some time. For those that are wondering, anything earning a Bronze Editors' Choice is (at least in my mind) a 90% score; Silver means 93%, and Gold means 95% or higher. Basically, Gold awards are reserved for unequivocal recommendations, and we do have a few minor complaints with both of these laptops, mostly oriented around the LCDs.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 94%
80% ASUS UL80Vt notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
ASUS' UL80Vt is a 14in notebook that's built for people who want plenty of features and good speed, yet want a laptop that's reasonably light and capable of lasting a long time away from a power outlet. If a reasonably thin and light notebook with excellent battery life sounds like your cup of tea, then the ASUS UL80Vt is for you. At 14in it's easy to use, yet not a burden to carry around. It's well built, looks good and performs well, but it does lack some connectivity options such as eSATA.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus UL80Vt Thin-And-Light Notebook Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
The UL80Vt isn't perfect though. While the keyboard was stellar and the multi-touch aspect of the trackpad were a plus, we still aren't into the dimpled pad and the glossy LCD. For those working outdoors, this screen could potentially be a major nuisance. Also, the relatively low 1366x768 resolution is nothing to write home about, and the slower 5400rpm (320GB) hard drive isn't all that quick when it comes time to boot or load applications for the first time. Still, we think the positives far outweigh the negatives when all things are considered. For just over $800, this is a really well-rounded machine.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2009
Rating: price: 90% performance: 80% display: 40% mobility: 80% emissions: 90%
87% Asus UL80Vt
Source: Computer Shopper English
If you need an everyday laptop that offers portability and a full list of features at a reasonable price, look no further than the Asus UL80Vt. It’s the best 14-inch thin-and-light available for the price ($849 list, or around $825 on the street), delivering no-excuses performance—including surprising 3D-gaming chops—plus battery life when you need it, all in a sleek, slim design. Long battery life and good performance help make the feature-packed UL80Vt today's best under-$1,000 thin-and-light.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 87%
100% TEST: Leichte ULV-Notebooks für wenig Geld
Source: Magnus.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Asus UL80VT-WX028V
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
71% Обзор ноутбука ASUS UL80Vt
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 71% performance: 44% display: 58% mobility: 72% emissions: 44%

 

Asus UL80Vt-A1

Specifications

Asus UL80Vt-A1Notebook: Asus UL80Vt-A1
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G210M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

80% ASUS UL80Jt-A1
Source: Laptop Mag English
Of the numerous 14-inch Optimus notebooks we've reviewed so far, the ASUS UL80Jt stands out as one of the best. For $869, you get excellent endurance for a system this size without sacrificing too much performance. If you're looking for something with a little more graphics muscle, then the Gateway ID49C08u ($849) is the better option. But if all-day mobility trumps gaming prowess, then the UL80Jt is the way to go.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% ASUS UL80Vt-A1
Source: PC World English
Asus has its work cut out for it in finding a market for the UL80Vt-A1. This ultraportable laptop has a higher price ($849) than many similarly specced competitors, though it's in the same ballpark as its $800 stablemate, the Asus UL30A. So how does Asus justify the price tag? The UL80Vt-A1 covers its base respectably. Strong battery life and surprisingly responsive performance give Asus's latest rig two solid legs to stand on. The only major drawbacks here are the price and that wretched mouse.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
90% ASUS UL80Vt-A1
Source: PC Mag English
When laptops equipped with consumer ultra low-voltage (CULV) processors first came on the market, they tended to be minimalist in design—much like the first netbooks—and focused on having a sleek form factor more than anything else. Like netbooks, these laptops eventually evolved into larger, more capable systems. Indeed, the first CULV laptops were razor thin, like the MSI X340, Acer Aspire Timeline AS3810T, and the Editors' Choice ASUS UL30A-A1. The CULV-equipped ASUS UL80Vt-A1 laptop is loaded with lovable features, including switching graphics technology, a huge battery, and a metallic design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
ASUS UL80Vt-A1 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The ASUS UL80Vt is a 14” thin-and-light laptop with 10 hours of battery life, an overclocked processor, and switchable Nvidia graphics. Read on to find out if this battery-friendly powerhouse is worth your money. The ASUS UL80Vt is a notebook we really want to like but has too many drawbacks to overwhelmingly recommend. While it has a stellar ten-hour battery life, sleek design, and good overall performance, its weak build quality, abysmal keyboard, and unfriendly touchpad prevent us from signing its praises.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: performance: 80% display: 50% mobility: 80% workmanship: 30% emissions: 90%
80% ASUS UL80Vt (Vt-A1)
Source: Laptop Mag English

This lightweight powerhouse combines good graphics punch with over 9 hours of battery life.

The ASUS UL80Vt costs more than other ULV thin-and-light notebooks, but it’s worth the extra money for the better graphics performance. If you’re looking for something lighter and don’t need an optical drive, you may want to consider either the 4.4-pound Dell Studio 14z or the 13-inch ASUS UL30A, which weighs only 4.0 pounds. But if you want all-day battery life and good performance in a sleek 14-inch system, the UL80Vt is a very good choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus UL80Jt

Specifications

Asus UL80JtNotebook: Asus UL80Jt
Processor: Intel Core i7 620UM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% Asus UL80JT (Core i3 330UM 1.2GHz, 4GB, 500GB, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit)
Source: CNet English

When it comes to slim 13- and 14-inch laptops, there are currently a lot of options worth considering. A thin design and Nvidia Optimus automatic-switching graphics make the Asus UL80JT-A1 an initially appealing laptop, but looks can be misleading: the underwhelming CPU and battery life are both serious negatives.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% features: 70% mobility: 60%
90% Asus UL80Jt
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Asus UL80J-BBK5

Specifications

Asus UL80J-BBK5Notebook: Asus UL80J-BBK5
Processor: Intel Core i3 330UM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Asus UL80J-BBK5
Source: CNet English
At first glance, there's a lot to like about the thin Asus UL80J-BBK5. A 14-inch screen, Core i3 processor, Nvidia Optimus graphics switching, and a DVD burner suggest a complete package in one of the thinner mainstream laptops we've seen, all for $799. The thin design and Nvidia Optimus automatic graphics switching on the Asus UL80J-BBK5 are appealing, but the underperforming CPU and battery life on this compact 14-incher are disappointments.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 50%

 

Asus UL80JT-A1

Specifications

Asus UL80JT-A1Notebook: Asus UL80JT-A1
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 850 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

ASUS UL80Jt: Overclocked i3 ULV
Source: AnandTech English

I wasn’t at AnandTech when Jarred first looked at the UL80 last year, but I was basically of the same opinion in that it was a nice display away from being a Gold Editor’s Choice unit. Seeing a notebook with the ability to combine a dedicated graphics card, 10+ hours of battery life, and decent overall application and gaming performance into a thin and light enclosure was very exciting, in that it was a combination that was rarely seen before, especially at a reasonable price.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2010

 

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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.

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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

NVIDIA GeForce G210M: The GeForce G210M is the successor of the G110M and also possesses 16 shader cores. Because of the 40nm process, the chip is clocked much higher but is still staying in the same power envelope.

NVIDIA GeForce 310M: The GeForce 310M is the successor of the GeFore G210M and based on the same chip with very similar clock rates (shader speed +30MHz to 1530MHz).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


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.

SU7300: Slow clocked dual core processor with a low TDP of 10 Watt.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

620UM:

The Core i7-640UM is a power efficient ultra low voltage processor for laptops. Using Turbo Boost it can be clocked with up to 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 166-500 MHz) and a DDR3-800 memory controller are also included in the package.

Intel Core i3:

330UM: The Core i3-330UM is a power efficient ultra low voltage processor for laptops without Turbo Boost and AES functions. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 166-500 MHz) and a DDR3-800 memory controller are also included in the package.

330M:

The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.


14.0: 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.9 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.2 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


80.15%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-11-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)