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ASUS UL80Vt-A1 14-Inch Thin and Light Black Laptop (11.5 Hours of Battery Life)

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  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 1.3GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 320GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 14-Inch Screen
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Asus Notebook 14Inch Ul80Vt-A1 Intel Core 2 Duo Su

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Style and Performance in Perfect Harmony

The energy-efficient, slim, and stylish 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 life1. Powered by the ultra-low-voltage Intel® Core™2 Duo processor SU7300, and optimized with 4GB of DDR3 DRAM, ASUS GraphiX Boost switchable graphics, and exclusive Turbo33 technology, the UL80Vt-A1 takes you further than most other notebooks with eye-catching style, optimized performance, smart power usage, and a generous 320GB of storage. Its ultra-slim profile makes traveling a breeze and its 14-inch HD LED-backlit display offers bright, vibrant visuals and advanced energy efficiency.

Effortlessly navigate your e-mails and favorite websites with the enhanced multi-touch trackpad and complete important assignments with ease using the comfortable chiclet keyboard. The UL80Vt-A1 also features Altec Lansing speakers, plus SRS surround, for a home theater experience on the go. The UL80Vt-A1 is built from the ground up to give you the best value; it’s an ultraportable notebook that truly delivers mobility and power on demand.


Now there is an even bigger reason to get the UL Series by ASUS. Adding to a whole trophy case of awards is the latest 2009 Editor's Choice Award by Engadget.  Voted by Engadget's editorial staff as LAPTOP OF THE YEAR, the UL series is the ultimate companion for your mobile computing needs.





The most thoughtful notebook warranty package is icing on the cake.

Most other brands only offer 1 year of warranty service, and can charge up to $100 for an additional year. ASUS UL80Vt-A1 come standard with a 2-Year Global Warranty and more*:

  • Thirty-days flawless display guarantee
  • Free two-way standard shipping
  • 24-hour tech support seven days a week

  • Plus ASUS Accidental Damage Protection: ASUS UL80Vt-A1 also come with a One Year Accidental Damage Warranty protecting the notebook from drops, fire, spills, and surge.**

    Also check out what the media has to say about the ASUS UL80Vt series notebooks:
    AnandTech: "... the UL80Vt is one of the best laptops we've looked at in a long time... If you've ever considered buying a netbok simply because they're small and get good batter life, the UL80Vt is like a netbook on steroids. It will easily provide twice the performance of your typical Intel Atom-based netbook, and it can do that while still going toe to toe in terms of battery life..."

    Stylish Design with Exceptional Multimedia Performance and Versatility




    Key Features

    • All-day computing with up to 12 hours of battery life1 (Learn more)
    • Exceptionally compact and light, just over 1-inch thin, and less than 4.8lbs
    • Powered by the Intel Core2 Duo Processor SU7300 for energy efficiency (Learn more)
    • Exclusive Turbo33 Technology for 33% performance boost during process-intensive multi-tasking (Learn more)
    • GraphiX Boost that instantly switches between the energy-efficient built-in graphics and powerful ASUS Discrete Graphics Engine (Learn more)
    • Color Shine 14-inch LED-backlit widescreen HD display that uses less energy and gives you an immersive cinematic experience (Learn more)
    • 4GB of DDR3 system memory for smooth performance with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit installed
    • 320GB 5,400rpm hard drive for responsive, convenient storage and access to all your documents, music, videos, and photos
    • Chiclet style keyboard and multi-touch trackpad for comfortable and intuitive use (Learn more)
    • Built-in high-speed 802.11n wireless connectivity that enables ‘real-time’ video conferencing and Internet browsing
    • Integrated webcam for connecting with your friends and family
    • Altec Lansing speakers enhanced with SRS Premium Sound for home theater quality acoustics
    • ASUS IceCool Technology provides a cool-to-the-touch palm rest
    • ASUS 360 two year global warranty and ASUS ADW one year accidental damage warranty* (Learn more)


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    Takes You Where You Want to Go

    Golden Ratio of 16:9 for Widescreen Movies and Games Experience up to 12 hours of all-day computing with the UL80Vt-A1 *. Thanks to its ultra-low-voltage Intel Core2 Duo processor SU7300, 8-cell battery, LED-backlit display, and ASUS Super Hybrid Engine (SHE), you can maximize your time on the move and minimize time plugged-in.

    And with our new FastBoot Technology providing an ultra-fast boot time of only 30 seconds, you can use your PC anywhere, virtually right away. A generous 320GB of hard drive storage holds your favorite music, videos, and photos.

    Compact, and just over 1-inch thin, the UL80Vt-A1 fits virtually anywhere –freeing space up for books, files, or whatever else you need. The UL80Vt-A1 lets you focus on the essentials in life. With this kind of mobility, you get the peace of mind you deserve.


    Energy Efficient Processing

    Multitask with Ease with Intel<sup>®</sup> Core™2 Duo Processors The ASUS UL Series Laptops are the perfect balance of style and performance for mobile computing. They all feature an Ultra-Low-Voltage Intel® Core™2 Duo processor so that you can enjoy the performance and long battery life you need in the sleek designs you crave.

    Sleek new ultra-thin laptops powered by the latest ultra-low-voltage Intel® Core™ processors deliver this unique balance of performance and power consumption to let you travel light and provide the performance you need for music, HD video, photos and more.

    Intel® ULV processors are also optimized for battery life, so you can stay unplugged longer and use your laptop on the go without having to search for power outlets.

    Full feature computing on the go – thin and light with long battery life – with Intel Inside®.


    Instantly Boosts PC Performance

    System wide performance boost ASUS has innovatively designed the UL80Vt-A1 to provide you even more performance when you need it.

    The ASUS exclusive Turbo33 technology automatically boosts the system performance by 33% and more. When process-intensive multi-tasking is needed, Turbo33 automatically takes CPU, memory and even graphics performance to a whole new level to ensure a smooth and seamless computing experience.

    With this performance booster, the Intel Core2 Duo SU7300 is over 25% faster than a SU9400 CPU. This translates into almost 20% more overall system performance than a notebook powered by the SU9400.***


    Switch Between Extended Battery Life and Full Speed Graphics

    Instant switching between UMA and Discrete Graphics The UL80Vt also features GraphiX Boost to instantly switch between the energy-efficient integrated graphics and the powerful ASUS Discrete Graphics Engine powered by NVIDIA CUDA enabled GeForce G210M.

    This ASUS exclusive feature gives you the ability to maintain a perfect balance between conserving the battery life and enjoying surreal high-definition graphics.

    With GraphiX Boost, you no longer have to sacrifice all-day battery life or jaw dropping graphics. Now you can switch between the two on-the-fly whenever high graphics processing demand is needed without having to reboot your system. It is truly graphics power on demand.


    Comfort Included

    Ergonomic With ASUS IceCool Technology, you’re ensured extended battery life and a cool-to-touch surface, so, even after long computer sessions, there’s limited heat for optimized comfort.

    With plenty of space to place your hands, the generous palm rest area makes typing on the chiclet style keyboard an enjoyable experience. It’s comfort made easy.


    Eye-Catching Sophistication

    Anodized brushed aluminum cover Impress onlookers and complement any setting with the UL80Vt-A1’s black anodized brushed aluminum cover and a high-class appeal. From the first time you open the UL80Vt-A1 you notice the stunning interior casing around a display that brings color to life, and shines with a brilliant, high-gloss finish.

    Plus, the chiclet style keyboard and spacious keys not only allow for a comfortable typing experience, but also prevent dust buildup, helping to keep your keyboard clean every time you use it.

    Inspired by a butterfly’s grace, the UL80Vt-A1 carries the hallmark contours and slim elegance that separates it from the typical cookie-cutter notebook.


    High Definition That Doesn’t Break the Bank

    Super Hybrid Engine If you’re looking for mobile HD playback that doesn’t break the bank, with its 14-inch 16:9 ratio High Definition display, the UL80Vt-A1 is a great solution when you’re on the go.

    When you’re at home or in the office, you can easily stream high definition media to external displays with its HDMI connectivity. Complemented with Altec Lansing speakers and SRS premium surround sound, the UL80Vt-A1 provides high-quality audio playback so there’s no need to invest in expensive speakers.

    With the UL80Vt-A1, you can enjoy all your favorite movies and music where you want, when you want, with crisp clarity and great value that you will appreciate every time.

    You can also instantly switch from integrated graphics to the ASUS Discrete Graphics Engine –powered by NVIDIA GeForce G210M GPU –to enjoy casual gaming and all your favorite movies and music with crisp clarity that you will appreciate every time.


    ASUS Exclusive Windows 7 Features

    Fully Featured For Your Convenience Experience FastBoot, the unique performance boost for Windows 7 made possible by ASUS’s close partnership with Microsoft.

    With ASUS exclusive FastBoot technology, Windows 7 64-bit-enabled ASUS notebooks start up in a staggering 30 seconds. That is 40% faster than 32-bit operating systems.

    ASUS helps get you up and running faster than ever before.

    System performance is subject to system configuration. This data is based on a comparison between a FastBoot-optimized ASUS notebook running 64-bit Windows 7 and an identically-configured notebook without FastBoot running 32-bit Windows Vista. For more details regarding the test results, please visit the information site.


    ASUS 360* -- 2 Year Global Warranty

    2 Years Global Warranty Included ASUS complimentary notebook care package.

    ASUS 360 offers a level of coverage that would add hundreds of dollars to the price of competing laptops:

    Two year global warranty

    Thirty days flawless display guarantee

    Two way free standard shipping

    24/7 tech support


    ASUS ADW* -- 1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty**

    1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty Included Accidents happen. But when they happen to your ASUS notebook purchased in the US or Canada, you have extra protection. Whether your notebook is damaged by accidental spills, drops, electrical surges, or fire, ASUS will fix it or replace it for you during the first year after purchase.**

    Warranty covering accidental drops, spills, power surges, and fire damage

    Target 3 business day turnaround time for repair / replacement; not including receiving and shipping time

    One-way shipping (from ASUS to the user) at no additional cost

    24 hour toll-free phone support

    One incident covered per notebook


    For PC’s running Windows 7 Home Premium

    Limited Time Offer Get more features with Windows Anytime Upgrade. It’s the best way to add features to Windows 7, takes as few as ten minutes, requires no software or downloads, and you’ll keep your existing programs, files, and settings. Windows will walk you through the simple upgrade process.

    Don’t forget… Microsoft Office is not part of Microsoft Windows In order to get the most out of your new PC, don’t forget to purchase a Microsoft Office suite.

    Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. And you can watch shows for free when and where you want with Internet TV on Windows Media Center.* Get the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium.

    * Internet access required. Free TV content varies by geography. Some content may require additional fees.


    Warranty

    ASUS 360* (2 Years Global Warranty) + ASUS ADW* (1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty**) + Flawless Display Guarantee

    ASUS UL80Vt-A1 comes with ASUS 360 (2 years global warranty), ADW (1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty*) and Flawless Display Guarantee. If the purchaser discovers one defective bright dot within 30 days of purchase, ASUS will replace the panel without cost to the purchaser.


    What's in the Box

  • ASUS UL80Vt-A1
  • AC Adapter
  • 8 cell Battery Pack
  • Warranty Information Cards



  • Specifications

  • Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Display: 14-inch HD LED-backlit Widescreen (1366 x 768)
  • Intel Platform: Intel Core2 Duo processor SU7300 (1.3GHz)
  • Graphics: Switchable: Intel GMA 4500MHD and ASUS DGE powered by NVidia GeForce G210M with 512MB VRAM
  • Wireless: WLAN 802.11b/g/n (draft 2.4GHz n)
  • LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 DRAM, 2GB x 2 (upgradable to 8GB)
  • Storage: 320GB 5,400RPM Hard Drive
  • Optical Drive: DVD Super Multi Double Layer Drive
  • Camera: 0.3 Megapixel
  • Speakers: SRS Premium Stereo Speakers by Altec Lansing, Hi-Definition Audio CODEC
  • Microphone Digital Array Microphones
  • Card Reader: 1 x 5-in-1 card reader: MMC, MS, MS-Pro, SD, xD
  • Input/Output: 1 x Mic-in, 1 x audio-out (S/PDIF), 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x RJ45 LAN
  • Video Output: 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin
  • Keyboard: 13.70-inch keyboard with MS Windows function keys
  • Battery Pack: 8-cell Lithium Ion Battery, 5600mAh - Up to 12 hours1
  • Power Supply: Output: 19 V DC, 4.7 A, 65W / Input: 100~240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal
  • Dimensions: 13.3 (W) x 9.45 (L) x 0.55~1.06 (H) inches
  • Approximate Weight: 4.41 lbs (with 8-cell battery)
  • Color: Black


  • 1Estimated maximum battery life test was done in ASUS Power4Gear battery saving mode with Mobile Mark 2007. Actual battery life may vary based on product settings, usage patterns and environmental conditions.

    *For notebooks purchased on or after Sept. 10, 2007. The ASUS 360 Notebook Service Program and Accidental Damage Warranty covers “ASUS” brand notebooks only, and does NOT extend to: “Built on ASUS”, “ASMobile”, “Powered by ASUS”, the Eee PC, or some other models. These retailers are currently among the companies that do NOT participate in the ASUS 360 Notebook Service Program and Accidental Damage Warranty: Best Buy, MicroCenter, and The Source by CircuitCity in Canada. Limited of one claim per notebook for Accidental Damage Warranty. ASUS reserves the right to discontinue this program and to modify the terms and conditions thereof at any time. ASUS Accidental Damage Warranty Program starts from the date of your ASUS notebook purchase, when all the requirements are met.
    **One incident covered per notebook
    ***Performance figures were tested in PCMark 2005 v1.2.0 in 1366x768x32bit. Figures are for reference only and may vary depending on system setup and conditions.
    All specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers on selected models. Products may not be available in all markets. Product may not be exactly as shown in photos.
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    Product Information

    Expand all Collapse all Technical Details
    Screen Size14 inches
    Screen Resolution1366 x 768
    Max Screen Resolution1336 x 768 pixels
    Processor1.3 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    RAM4 GB DDR3
    Memory Speed 1066 MHz
    Hard Drive320 GB SATA
    Graphics CoprocessornVidia GeForce G210M
    Chipset BrandNVIDIA
    Brand NameAsus
    SeriesUL80
    Item model numberUL80Vt-A1
    Hardware PlatformPC
    Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    Item Weight4.8 pounds
    Item Dimensions L x W x H13.50 x 9.60 x 1.10 inches
    Color Black
    Processor BrandIntel
    Processor Count2
    Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
    Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
    Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
    Audio-out Ports (#)1
    Power SourceAC
      
    Additional Information
    ASINB002Q8HK7K
    Best Sellers Rank #18,351 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
    Shipping Weight7.6 pounds
    ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
    Date First AvailableOctober 18, 2009
      
    Warranty & Support
    Amazon.com Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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    Customer Reviews

    Very slick looking and good build quality.
    Samir
    All in all, I found my experience with the 14z to be a good one and would recommend the laptop to someone who has a strict budget and can't afford a UL80VT.
    Brandon
    Asus refused to replace the unit or give us our money back, insisted instead we return it for repair.
    H. Gleckman

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    317 of 322 people found the following review helpful By Brandon on November 4, 2009
    EDIT: An updated and revised review of this laptop can be found at over at Expert Laptop Review: [...]

    I recently went on a laptop buying rampage and have ended up with the Dell Studio 14z, HP dm3z (L625 + Radeon 4330), and the Asus UL80VT-A1 in possession all at once. The first part of this review will focus solely on the Asus UL80VT-A1 and the second part of this review will compare it with my experience with the Dell Studio 14z and the HP dm3z.

    ASUS UL80VT-A1 DETAILED REVIEW

    First and foremost, let me say that I ordered the UL80VT-A1 because I thought it was simply an awesome idea to have switchable graphics in a laptop because you get excellent battery life + excellent performance when needed. There were no reviews of the UL80VT out when I purchased it, so I purchased the UL80VT-A1 from [...], which has a 100 percent refund on purchases just in case things didn't work out with me and the new lady.

    While I was waiting to recieve the laptop in the mail, I read a review over at [...]. Oh boy, was I disappointed considering all the bad things the reviewer had to say about it (i.e. bad keyboard, bad track pad, horrible build quality, poor gaming performance). Needless to say, I had second thoughts about even opening up the Asus UL80VT-A1 because I didn't think it was worth my time considering the all the problems the reviewer had with his review model.

    So that morning I got my HP dm3z in the mail and was really excited about how incredibly beautiful the laptop was. It is definitely sexier (in my opinion) than every other ultraportable out there, including the Macbook Pro 13" and HP Envy 13. I'll get to the dm3z a little later... either way, my first impression led me to believe that I'd probably be keeping the dm3z and just returning the Asus.
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    157 of 159 people found the following review helpful By M. Hwang on October 31, 2009
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    I don't usually spend my time putting in reviews because it doesn't benefit me much (I know, kind of selfish) but this product was just too good to not leave a review, especially since there's no review here yet.

    I've been looking at laptops for years now, always looking for the one that hits all the sweet spot. I didn't NEED it so I was able to just keep waiting for the right one. Here were all the things I was looking for.

    Fast speed - For gaming like World of Warcraaft, etc.
    Long battery life - It's not mobile if you're chained to power cord.
    Decent price - Nobody should be paying more than a grand for a laptop.
    Temperature - This is something many people don't think much about until too late. Laptops get HOT, and then they're no longer LAPtop, but a DESKtop.
    DVD drive - Because I like to keep my options open.

    Every laptops I've seen through deal sites, etc NEVER met all of these criteria. Until now. This computer really is THE laptop to get right now.

    Pros-------------
    Great speed - I just ran World of Warcraft and it runs SMOOTH with mid-high setting. I also saw from another review that this can run Farcry2 or Crysis2 at 40fps which is pretty damn good.

    LED screen - This takes some getting used to since I'm not used to seeing such rich black on monitor but it looks bright, crisp, and shiny. (latter might be issue if you live with many light fixtures)

    Video - YES it has Nvidia video card on top of Intel integrated. This allows for awesome gaming which many other laptops just can't do.

    Temperature - It doesn't burn! :D It still gets warm, especially on left side near vent but it's not so hot that I have to put something underneath to shield my lap like previous laptops I had.
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    50 of 50 people found the following review helpful By z1Ryan on November 29, 2009
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    I have never written a review of any kind, not that I don't come across good products or service, but it's like the next item on one's list which one never gets to. However, the ul80vt-a1 is just too awesome a laptop that after one week of ownership, I am still jumping up and down like a little puppy, given my typical enthusiasm normally lasts no more than 48 hours.

    By the time you read my review, you've already known all the good things about this laptop -- very long battery life, fast performance, cool to touch, bright screen with sharp resolution, clear and loud speakers, thin and light weight in spite of the presence of an optical drive, fast to boot. The list goes on and on, and it is all true. By the way, there is one item I haven't seen mentioned yet -- the battery charges extremely fast without getting hot. And no, I don't work for Asus. In fact, before I started researching for a good laptop to buy, I didn't even know who or what Asus was, and I still cannot pronounce its name.

    But what makes me so happy is that all the bad things I heard in these reviews are also not true. Not every single feature is perfect. There are some items one can fault with, but they really amount to nothing. This is what I want everyone to know so one doesn't gloss over this great laptop because someone out there doesn't like the feel of the keyboard.

    1. Regardless of what other people said, the build quality of my laptop is very high, no different from the HP's, the Dell's and the Lenovo's I have owned. No, it is not flimsy, and everything snaps correctly with no gap or sharp edge.

    2. The keyboard is fine. It does not feel the same as a Lenovo, but it doesn't flex like others say either.
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