Asus UL80Vt

Specifications

Asus UL80VtNotebook: Asus UL80Vt (UL80 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G210M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 65%, features: 30%, display: 43% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 67%

Reviews for the Asus UL80Vt

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» 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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


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.


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.

Asus reviews


87%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


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

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Sony Vaio VPC-CW15FGW
Core 2 Duo T6600

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Asus UL30VT-A1
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Medion Akoya P7611/MD97288
Pentium Dual Core T4400, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» Asus UL50VT-RBBBK05
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 7736G-663G25Mn
Core 2 Duo T6600, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Asus UL50VF
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.367 kg
» Asus UL50VS
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A500-19X
Core 2 Duo T6600, 16.0", 2.8 kg
» Asus UL50Vt
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Asus UL50Vt-XO037V
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Asus UL50VG
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite U500-178
Core 2 Duo P8700, 13.3", 2 kg
» Medion P7612 / MD97860
Core 2 Duo T6500, 17.3", 3.4 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-12-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)