It Turbo's to 1.8GHz, which means it's basically as fast or faster than my 2 GHz C2D laptop under lightly-threaded loads. (Which I have no complaints about.)
Some of the older UL80jt models had overclocking options. Have you checked the BIOS for anything like that? Did it come with a software overclocking utility of some kind? Locking the CPU to its max Turbo frequency, at least when you're plugged into mains, would make it pretty zippy.
If you have an SSD-equipped desktop with a much faster CPU and a similar software configuration, then you're always going to suffer a bit from the Porsche effect.
You could try a lightweight Linux distro on it if you're feeling adventurous. Some of those are pretty damn snappy.
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Last edited by dave_the_nerd; 01-22-2013 at 11:34 PM.