ASUS UL80Vt-A1 Thin and Light Notebook Review

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ASUS UL80Vt-A1 Thin and Light Notebook Review

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:03 am

The ASUS UL80Vt-A1 notebook redefines ultraportable notebooks with new power boosting features. Free yourself from power cords and start exploring with up to an amazing 12 hours of all-day battery life. Powered by the ultra-low-voltage Intel Core 2 Duo processor SU7300, 4GB of DDR3 DRAM, ASUS GraphiX Boost switchable graphics, and exclusive Turbo33 technology, the UL80Vt-A1 takes you further than most other notebooks!

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The ASUS UL80VT Notebook was easy to use and comfortable. I really enjoyed using a "normal" keyboard. I was frustrated with the difficulty I had to open the optical drive, but that was about it. The touchpad is unique, and as I said before I am indifferent. It was easy to use, and I enjoyed knowing exactly where the touchpad was by feel alone.

My only real complaint was that I was unable to toggle graphics modes while playing a movie or running a program that was the slightest bit graphics intensive. I had to close everything out to the desktop, then switch the graphics mode. That being said, I did enjoy the fact that I could switch for better graphics or better power, and I also had the option of having the computer switch automatically. When I toggled between my options, the screen briefly went blank. I could hardly call that an inconvenience.


Article Title: ASUS UL80Vt-A1 Thin and Light Notebook Review
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Re: ASUS UL80Vt-A1 Thin and Light Notebook Review

Postby allenpan » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:34 am

something odd, did asus oc the cpu?b/c the pic says 1.6ghz, where spec says 1.3ghz...
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Re: ASUS UL80Vt-A1 Thin and Light Notebook Review

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:37 am

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Re: ASUS UL80Vt-A1 Thin and Light Notebook Review

Postby hnzw_rui » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:44 am

allenpan wrote:something odd, did asus oc the cpu?b/c the pic says 1.6ghz, where spec says 1.3ghz...

Yes, but it might also just be cpu-z not reporting the clocks correctly. That's what the T stands for (Turbo Boost) and it's supposed to give you clock speeds up to 1.7GHz on both cores (33% overclock).

UL = UnLimited
80 = 14" (8 is a lucky number in Chinese, while 4 means death)
V = discrete video
T = Turbo Boost

Still haven't figured out what the A or X means, but I think it may have to do with the included battery (63WHr or 84WHr).
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