ASRock M15

Specifications

ASRock M15Notebook: ASRock M15
Processor: Intel Celeron Dual-Core T1400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 40% - bad
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the ASRock M15

40% ASRock M15
Source: Digital Versus English
ASRock is well known for bringing out motherboards with attractive price/quality ratios. For some time now, the budget brand of the well-known manufacturer Asus, has also been producing a laptop range following the same recipe. An all-round model at the price of a netbook and delivered without a pre-installed OS. Something for those on a small budget then, as well as Linux fans. The ASRock M15 isn’t a bad machine when you look at its pricing. You find better elsewhere but pay more! Well equipped, performance on this laptop is limited and it has a glossy panel!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 40%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Celeron Dual-Core: The Intel Celeron Dual-Core familiy consists out of dual core CPUs for cheap laptops. Compared to the Celeron M single core family the biggest advantage (in addition to the second core) is the Enhanced Speedstep function, which enables the notebook to downclock the CPU in Idle mode. Therefore, the current consumption can be much lower. Compared to the Core (2) Duo or Pentium Dual-Core processors, the Celeron Cual-Core features much less L2 Cache which leads to a lower performance per clock.


T1400:

Merom based dual core processor with a reduced feature set (power saving functions, virtualization features) with a small level 2 cache.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.6 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


ASRock: A 2002 founded subenterprise of Asus, which markets an own brand worldwide.


40%: This average evaluation is exceptionally bad. There exist hardly any laptops, which are rated so negative.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Samsung R540-JA0BUK
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» Zoostorm 3389-9426/A
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» Samsung RV510-A04UK
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» HP Compaq Presario CQ56-111SA
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» Zoostorm 3389-9209
Core 2 Duo T6400
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Celeron Dual-Core T3500
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» Lenovo G550-2958
Core i3 370M
» Dell Inspiron N5030
Core 2 Duo T6600
» Toshiba Satellite C650-15X
Pentium Dual Core T4500
» Samsung R530-JA09
Celeron Dual-Core T3100
» Lenovo B550
Pentium Dual Core T4400
» Asus K50C-SX009V
Celeron M 900
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Pentium Dual Core T4500
» Toshiba Satellite C655-S5068
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» HP G62-225DX
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» Toshiba Satellite C650-16N
Pentium Dual Core T4500
» Samsung R530-JA03UK
Core 2 Duo T6600
» Samsung R530-JA03
Core 2 Duo T6600
» HP G61-410SA
Celeron Dual-Core T3100
» Toshiba Satellite L505-ES5018
Pentium Dual Core T4400
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Pentium Dual Core T4200
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-02-17 (Update: 2012-05-26)