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Asus UL80

Asus UL80
alaScore 85

1136 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1136 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the screen and battery. The value for money and performance also get good feedback.

portability, performance, value for money, battery, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus UL80 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Asus UL80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 760 user reviews of Asus UL80 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, battery, portability, value for money, screen

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS VivoBook S400CA-DH51T 14-Inch Touch UltrabookASUS UL80Vt-A1 14-Inch Thin and Light Black Laptop (11.5 Hours of Battery Life)ASUS UL80JT-A2 Thin and Light 14-Inch Laptop (Black)

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Review Asus G46VW Notebook

 

Nvidia GTX for a subnotebook. The first ever 14-inch Republic of

Strong base; Quiet keyboard; Large touchpad; Low noise for a gaming notebook; VGA, HDMI, Mini-DisplayPort output connectivity; Good battery life for the hardware; Strong GPU performance; Sleek aesthetics

Non-removable battery; Not made for end-user upgradeability; Low maximum screen brightness; Average display quality for 1366x768 resolution model; Poor outdoor usability; Soft keyboard feedback; Reduced GPU performance on batteries; Slow HDD

The G46 packs one of the largest punches for a 14-inch notebook and is able to remain relatively quiet at the same time.

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Review Asus UL80Vt Notebook

 

Small Power Package! "UltraLight" is the name Asus has given to t

Chic design; Good workmanship; Hybrid graphic; Overclockable CPU; Very long battery life; Price

Small scope of delivery; High black value

There aren't many notebooks in the 14.0 inch division that can keep up with the UL80Vt yet.

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ASUS UL80Jt-A1

 

This brushed aluminum machine balances good graphics performance with long battery life.

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...

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Asus UL80J-BBK5

 

Editors' note: This review is part of our 2010 retail laptop and desktop back-to-school roundup , covering specific fixed configurations of popular systems that can be found in retail stores.

Good graphics performance; slim design.

Weak battery life; low-voltage Core i3 processor is slower than other Core i3 laptops; too much keyboard flex.

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.

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Asus UL80Vt-A1

 

Asus has its work cut out for it in finding a market for the UL80Vt-A1. This 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...

Good screen is legible in direct sunlight ; Switchable GPU and overclocked CPU

The touchpad and mouse button are terrible ; Feels a little flimsy

The UL80Vt-A1 delivers good battery life, a discrete GPU, and a surprisingly snappy user experience, but gets held back on design choices.

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ASUS UL80Vt review: thin and light on a budget

 

With the release of Windows 7 has come a serious onslaught on new laptops. Great news for us, since we love choices -- but we don't really get a chance to

Sleek, attractive design ; Impressive switchable graphics ; Better than average battery life

Nearly unusable mouse button ; Slightly cheap-feeling build quality ; Seriously fingerprint prone

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ASUS UL80Vt-A1 Review

 

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.

Sleek design (see cons) ; Stellar battery life ; Switchable graphics

Subpar build quality ; Abysmal keyboard ; Unfriendly touchpad

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...

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ASUS UL80Vt (Vt-A1)

 

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...

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ASUS UL80Vt-A1

 

At 14 inches, the UL80Vt's widescreen is a good balance between portability and screen real estate. At these prices, don't expect advanced screen technologies; it gives you average brightness levels and viewing angles and a plain 1,366-by-768...

Amazing battery life. Metallic design is sleek. Software switching utility works well. Switching graphics technology with Nvidia and Intel chipsets. Comes standard with huge battery. Internal optical drive included. 4GB of DDR3 memory. Two-year global...

Mouse buttons could use an overhaul

The CULV-equipped Asus UL80Vt-A1 laptop is loaded with lovable features, including switching graphics technology, a huge battery, and a metallic design.

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Asus 14" U43F Bamboo Core i5 Notebook Review

 

There was a significant influx of CULV based notebooks earlier in the year, due in part to their excellent balance between power, performance, and price. While CULV based machines were a good fit for many users who didn't want to sacrifice much...

Beautiful Bamboo finish ; No palm rest stickers ; A USB 3.0 port ; Perfect size for traveling ; Solid overall performance ; Intel Wireless Display module built-in

Glossy, lower resolution LCD ; Chrome accents look out of place ; Gets quite warm in use ; Can't handle modern, intense 3D games ; Doesn't ship with WiDi display adapter (extra $99)

The U43F performed well in our synthetic testing. CPU performance was right up there with other powerful mobile chips, and both the memory and HDD performance was also right in line with the closest competition. For a sub-$900 notebook, the performance...

Product Specifications

The ASUS UL80Ag is a harmonious blend of form and function. Powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, it boasts an impressive 12-hours battery life for all-day computing, switchable hybrid graphics and DDR3 system memory,

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):10hour(s)/12hour(s)

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.4in/9.6in
Height:1.1in
Weight:4.4lbs/4.9lbs
Width:13.3in/13.5in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:14in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:A1/A2/A2B
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS UL80Ag/ASUS UL80Vt

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n/802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.3GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:SU7300
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM/DDR3 VRAM

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB/320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD/NVIDIA GeForce G210M / Intel GMA 4500MHD