Asus UL80JT offers discrete graphics, 12-hour battery life

By Matthew
Jan 11, 2010
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  1. Although high-end laptops usually guzzle battery life, Asus recently showed performance-oriented notebook with 12 hours of run time. Like Dell's Alienware M11x, Asus' UL80JT is outfitted with two graphics chips, an Nvidia GeForce 310 and an Intel GMA, and it can switch between them on the fly. The UL80JT also adjusts the speed of its Core i7 processor based on load.

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  2. Timonius

    Timonius TechSpot Booster Posts: 573   +31

    I would like to see some benchmarks against similar laptops. This one sounds like a good one.
  3. Puiu

    Puiu TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,020   +87

    this should have been done a long time ago. asus made a really good laptop this time.
  4. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 604

    Will wait for detailed reviews, but it looks like it has potential.
  5. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 943   +27

    Would have liked to see something better than the 310, although granted it's a lot better than the Intel GMA. Hopefully later models will offer choice of higher end graphics. Anyway, nice idea.
  6. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 843   +11

    "with 12 hours of run time" - I would guess that's when using the Intel GMA and slower clock speed. I wonder what kind of battery life it has running full out.
  7. it typically depends. i have the ul80vt a1 and i overclocked both the gpu and cpu. While on full performance and playing devil may cry 4, i get about 2 hour battery life at full. At idle, it can get up to 5 hour battery. When i switch to my integrated and revert my overclock, i get around 12 to 10 hour battery, again it depends on what i am doing. The battery time always changes depending on what you are running so i really cant say for sure its x amount of time you have. Still, this technology is the future of laptops. Also, while no one heard of Asus, it is an ideal laptop for entertainment, office, games, and etc.
  8. screen resolution is only 1366x768 it would be great if they offed a high res version
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