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Asus UL80

alaTest has collected and analyzed 285 reviews of Asus UL80. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and usability. The battery and portability are also appreciated, but many are critical about the touchpad.

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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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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus UL80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Asus UL80 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and battery. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews about the touchpad and durability are different.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS UL80Ag-A1 Thin and Light 14-Inch Black Laptop - 12 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Home Premium)ASUS UL80Ag-A1 Thin and Light 14-Inch Black Laptop - 12 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Home Premium)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

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.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Felix Sold (notebookcheck.net)

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.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Asus UL80JT (Core i3 330UM 1.2GHz review: Asus UL80JT (Core i3 330UM 1.2GHz

 

Nvidia Optimus switchable graphics; slim design.

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

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.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

ASUS UL80Jt-A1 Review

 

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...

Good endurance, Sturdy brushed aluminum finish, Above-average performance, Over 6 hours of battery life, Two-year warranty

Mouse button a bit stiff, Keyboard has some flex, Lid picks up fingerprints

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Asus UL80J-BBK5 review

 

For gamers, this could be a strong alternative to an Alienware M11x as a consideration for a compact laptop with some gaming muscle, but for anyone else it's likely to not offer enough beyond its gaming performance for the money. The Samsung Q430-11 is...

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.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Arthur Gies (pcworld.com)

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.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

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 take...

Nov, 2009

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Asus UL80Vt-A1

 

The Asus UL80Vt-A1 14-inch CULV-equipped laptop packs in 3D power and phenomenal battery life.

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.

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Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

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

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

ASUS UL80Vt (Vt-A1) Review

 

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...

All-day battery life, Good graphics performance, Thin design with DVD drive, Loud speakers, Fast Boot feature

Mushy keyboard, Limited display viewing angles, Lid picks up fingerprints quickly

Oct, 2009

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

Audio system:Altec Lansing / HD SRS PS / SonicMaster Lite / SRS / SRS Premium / SRS Premium Sound / SRS PS
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400 / 5600 / 69
Battery capacity (Watt hours):69
Battery life (max):10
Battery performance:4400 / 5600 / 6260
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Polymer
Number of battery cells:4 / 6 / 8
Run Time (Up To):10hour(s)/12hour(s)

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Display (Projector)

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

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:180 / 65

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512 / 2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 310M / NVIDIA GeForce G210M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 210M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:166 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 500
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / No

Header

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

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:3 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1600 / 800
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Modem

Type: None

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
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
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking Type:WLAN, Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n/802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / No

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

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

Other Features

Audio system:HD SRS PS / SonicMaster Lite / SRS / SRS Premium / SRS PS
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Display:TFT
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Warranty:2
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 a/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:180 / 65

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI / FSB
Chipset:Intel GS45 Express / Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM77
Clock Speed:1.3GHz
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):25 / 8
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Manufacturer:Intel
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS45 Express / Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM77
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 410
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processing die size:107 / 81
Processor:I5-3210M / i5-520UM / SU7300
Processor boost frequency:1.87 / 3.1
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Ivy Bridge / Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.066 / 1.3 / 2.5
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:22 / 32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-3210M / i5-520UM / SU7300
Processor Number:SU7300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / BGA956 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C2 / L1 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 5
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 18 / 35
Tjunction:105
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:42791 / 47554 / 65708
Processor code:SLBQP / SLGS6 / SR0N0
Processor package size:22 / 31 / BGA 34 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

RAM

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

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, User / BIOS, User
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, User / BIOS, User

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Software

Bundled software:ASUS DVD 6-in-1\nASUS / ASUSDVD 6-in-1, WinDVD8 BD, Power2Go, Trend Micro Internet Security 2009\nAsus Win flash for BIOS and Driver live Update, Asus Live Update, Asus Multi-Frame, ASUS Life Frame 3, ASUS Wireless Console, Asus Data Security Management(ADSM), Virtual Camera, ASUS Express Gate, Asus Screen Saver, Fancy Start
Drivers included: Yes
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8
Trial software:Trend Micro Internet Security 2009

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MiniSD, MMC, SD, xD / MMC, Memory Stick (MS), SD / MMC, MS Duo, MS Pro, SD / MMC, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 640 / 750

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.3 / 9.45
Height:0.866
Height (front):0.551 / 0.591
Height (rear):1.02 / 1.06
Weight:4.41 / 4.63 / 5.51
Width:13 / 13.3 / 13.7