legalease9 wrote:Sorry if this has been asked before, but I am considering an Asus UL80Vt-A1. Its a really good, ultra portable laptop, but I'm concerned about this...
1.3GHz Intel SU7300 Core 2 Duo Processor
Does the fact that its 1.3 GHz going to make it too slow. I don't want to do gaming, but I DO want to be able to run law school exam software and MS office with ZERO hiccups (or as close to that as any laptop can get).
If you don't want to do gaming, you'll be fine. It's not just 1.3 ghz, it's Core duo, so it's at least 1.3 ghz x 2, but these days, it's more important to look at more than just sheer Ghz (stuff like front-side bus speed, etc.). According to reviews (you can look up video reviews of it in action on YouTube btw), that computer can handle playing HD videos fine, which is a sign that its processor will be more than enough for you.
Be wary, though, that a lot of ASUS's UL laptop models do NOT have cd drives, which could be a deal breaker if you need that for final exams and aren't able to find an external drive (which isn't hard). I'm not sure about that particular model you mentioned though (I've been eyeing the 13" model myself).. Check with your school, my law school does't do exams on cd drives but has us download the software so that is not a issue for me. You will have zero hiccups using the software you mentioned. It'll have no trouble handling 10 browser windows + microsoft office + your music player at the same time.
Those are solid laptops that have been getting great reviews. I'm certainly considering getting one for my 1L year.