ASUS UL80Jt—Display Performance

The UL80 is a midpriced consumer notebook, so we went in expecting a poor screen. ASUS didn’t disappoint us, with yet another middling display, this time with an AUO panel. This is a horse we’ve beaten to death, over and over again, so I’m just going to give you the numbers and move on.

Laptop LCD Quality—Contrast

Laptop LCD Quality—White

Laptop LCD Quality—Black

Laptop LCD Quality—Color Accuracy

Laptop LCD Quality—Color Gamut

The UL80 has a 14” WXGA display, with a 1366x768 16:9 resolution. The U30 has the same resolution screen in a 13.3” form factor, so you get the same amount of screen real estate in a slightly smaller form factor. I’m not a huge fan of 1366x768 resolutions on screens larger than 13.3”. I’d like to see more manufacturers fit 14” and larger notebooks with 1600x900 displays (or go back to 1440x900!), but ASUS has never really done the high-res thing outside of their now defunct V-series business line, so I’m not too surprised.

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  • yzkbug - Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - link

    glossy screen? ... neeeext! Reply
  • B3an - Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - link

    Why have you not included the recently reviewed Dell XPS L501x ? Especially in the LCD tests. Without it, and other reviewed laptops with good or better LCD's, it's makes them tests seem bias towards Apple. As if they are the only ones using a decent LCD. Reply
  • JarredWalton - Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - link

    Different markets... that's a mainstream laptop with a decent GPU. Plus, this review was started before the XPS ever arrived (shame on Vivek for taking so long). Reply
  • VivekGowri - Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - link

    *sigh*.....my bad. Reply
  • setzer - Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - link

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the chipset noted in the hardware table wrong?
    As far as I know (and I also checked ARK) the GS45 only applies to the old Core2duo cpus no?
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  • JarredWalton - Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - link

    Fixed. Reply
  • VivekGowri - Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - link

    Yeap, my bad - I ripped off the UL80Vt table and simply forgot to change the chipset. Thanks for catching that :) Reply
  • MikeMurphy - Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - link

    I have been waiting anxiously for this review but was disappointed that the UL80VT or UL30VT numbers weren't included for comparison.

    Also re 210 v 310 above, you'll notice many of the 310 Optimus setups have reduced memory clocks compared to the 210 in the UL30/80VT. I suspect this is for battery savings considering the continuous memory copying going on in the background.
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  • Thermogenic - Thursday, November 18, 2010 - link

    I still haven't seen anything more appealing than the Alienware M11x R1. It has the Core2Duo CULV and gets great battery life, as well as a 335M graphics card that powers almost all games at it's native 720p resolution with 30fps. It's screen is terrible, but that seems par for the course in the sub $800 systems. The only thing close I've seen is the $999 Macbook. Reply
  • StrangerGuy - Thursday, November 18, 2010 - link

    Simply put: No offering as potent, as small, and as cheap as a Acer 3820TG. C'mon, ULV and 310m on a 12" may have been nice...but on a 14" incher that is a total joke. Lately they are just flooding the market with unappealing netbooks/laptops that are underpowered for the price. Reply

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