Excerpt: The ASUS UL80Vt-A1 is one of a newer bread of laptops with a ultra low voltage processors. The ultra low voltages give the computer extended battery life because of reduced power consumption and at the same time allow much thinner and lighter designs.
Pros: Long battery life, Lightweight, Lots of memory
Excerpt: The first thing that came to mind when we tore the Asus UL80Vt from its box was this: "Hmm, this seems familiar." Turns out, the UL80Vt isn't all that different on the surface than the 13.3" UL30A that we reviewed back in September , but just because Asus' latest is another model in the expanded UL range doesn't mean that this machine is just another me-too option. In fact, we'd argue quite the opposite.
Pros: Windows 7 Runs Buttery Smooth, Great Value At $800-900, Switchable GPUs, Good Keyboard, Great Battery Life, Ultra Quiet And Cool, Well-Rounded, Built-in DVD Burner
Cons: Glossy Display, Low Resolution Panel, Lackluster Trackpad, Overload Of Palm Rest Stickers, Only A 5400RPM HDD
Summary: According to our price search engine, the UL80Vt-A1 is currently selling for . Amazon is that'll get you the system and a $100 gift card for $824, with free shipping to boot. Even with that pseudo discount, the UL80Vt isn't among the cheapest 14" systems you can buy. It is, however, one of the most versatile.
Unlike most CULV-powered notebooks, the UL80Vt's switchable GeForce graphics can actually handle recent games.
Conclusion: ASUS's ever-expanding lineup of reasonably priced laptops are also looking more sophisticated than your standard units, too, and their looks are pleasing to us. They seem to have found a nice sweet spot here at about $825 -- plus a $100 gift card if you buy from Amazon -- and while this CULV laptop's not going to be standing in for anyone's gaming rig any time soon, it's a real win for the thin and light category, where you expect certain tradeoffs.
Pros: Sleek, attractive design, Impressive switchable graphics, Better than average battery life
Asus UL80Vt Reviewed by Laptop Mag, Battery Life Impresses
30 October 2009
Excerpt: Laptop Mag has done one of their usual concise reviews of the Asus UL80Vt, and came away rather impressed with the 14â€� notebook. High points of the device are battery life, graphics performance, and the inclusion of an optical drive.
Summary: 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.
Pros: All-day battery life, Good graphics performance, Thin design with DVD drive, Loud speakers, Fast Boot feature,
Cons: Mushy keyboard, Limited display viewing angles, Lid picks up fingerprints quickly,
Summary: 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.