The ASUS UL50Vf has a Core2Duo SU7300 @ 1.3 GHz, 4 GB DDR3 1066MHz and a Mobile Intel GS45 Express Chipset with ICH9M but the start of the notebook is the NVIDIA GeForce G 210M with 512MB GDDR3 and Optimus Technology.  That means that your nVIDIA GPU will have the ability to turn its self off and on as your programs demand it.  That pushes the average idle battery life into the realm of the netbook though perhaps not the full claimed 12 hours.  Under load the battery life is reduced but still beats some Eee systems and other notebooks.  Drop by Legit Reviews for the full story.

“ASUS is really stepping up to the plate by taking one of their best-selling notebooks that offers advanced power savings and adding to it even more advanced artificial intelligence that is NVIDIA Optimus. NVIDIA Optimus takes the worry and task of manually switching between integrated and discrete graphics away from the user and handles it on-the-fly. This is a perfect match for the average user that just wants results when necessary and wants the extra battery life. With these users in mind, the UL50Vf is a perfect match with NVIDIA Optimus and GeForce G210m graphics…”

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