SpecificationsNotebook: Asus G50V
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1200 euro
Average of 15 scores (from 19 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus G50V
The $949 15.6-inch Asus G50VT-X5 certainly looks the part of a gaming laptop, with splashes of color, lights everywhere, an extended keyboard, and a small secondary OLED display. Its components back up those appearances, too, with a 512MB Nvidia GeForce 9800M GS graphics card and adequately powerful 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 processor--a good set of components for a sub-$1,000 system. The Asus G50VT-X5 offers great gaming performance for under $1,000, but it's missing some basic amenities we've come to expect, and the lightning-bolt design may not appeal to all.
70, Leistung 90
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 90%
Source: PC Advisor
The Asus G50V, Asus' latest range of gaming laptops, is fully loaded with features that are a testimony to its performance. With an elegant design and black-and-orange finish, the Asus G50V resonates style. We put the G50V through its paces. The notebook comes with a backpack and two years warranty. Overall, we liked what we saw of the Asus G50V, and gaming is its only mantra. But, gaming laptops are a rare breed. They cater to a niche that likes to indulge and doesn't mind splurging more on extra performance, given a laptop's form factor. If you are in that niche, the Asus G50V is a worthy contender - but it certainly ain't cheap.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Logic
Good at moderate gaming, light entertainment, and holds it's own for the design points. Otherwise, falls a bit short on being a blow out bargain buster for a high end gaming rig, but otherwise it gets good scores and performs well.
von 5: 3.4, Ausstattung 4, Mobilität 2, Leistung 4
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 40%
Source: Digital Trends
If you’re willing to accept the limitations of a gaming notebook, including poor battery life, size, bulk, and debatably gaudy styling, the Asus G50Vt delivers many times over in sheer speed and performance. It shocked us with its capabilities, and with a pricetag of only $1,250, we would even call it bargain for the segment.
7.5 von 10, Leistung exzellent, Preis gut, Mobilität sehr schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 80% performance: 95% mobility: 30%
Source: IT Reviews
An excellent gaming notebook which makes good use of Intel's latest mobile technology and one of Nvidia's faster mobile GPUs, to provide enough performance that you won't be embarrassed taking it to a LAN party. But its performance doesn't come cheap.
Leistung exzellent, Preis mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/27/2008
Rating: price: 50% performance: 95%
Source: Computer Shopper
The Asus G50Vt-X1—sold specifically at Best Buy—will appeal to budget-conscious gamers, but most hard-core enthusiasts will require a bit more DX10 horsepower and a high-res screen.
7.5 von 10, Leistung mäßig, Display schlecht, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 60% display: 40% mobility: 40%
Asus' Republic of Gamers brand has been wowing gamers for years now. Any motherboard, PC or graphics card with its fishy-looking logo has a good stab at providing gaming performance above the norm. The £1,000 Asus G50 gaming laptop -- the latest to sport the logo -- is aimed at those who want to frag with impunity, safe in the knowledge that their gaming experience won't be interrupted by untimely slowdown. The G50 is an attractive, well-constructed laptop with decent, if hardly stunning performance. It isn't the best gaming laptop we've seen, but its HDMI output and Blu-ray combo player make it a solid Media Center machine.
7.9 von 10, Leistung gut, Display schlecht, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2008
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 80% display: 40% mobility: 40%
The affordable, gaming-oriented Asus G50V delivers playable frame rates in a portable, 15.4-inch case. If not for a 17-inch gamer from Gateway, we'd say this Asus laptop is an unbeatable value.
(von 10): 7.3, Ausstattung 8, Leistung 8, Mobilität 4, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 40%
Source: Laptop Mag
Although the ASUS G50V’s scores are very good for a 15.4-inch notebook, customers should think seriously about the Gateway P-7811FX, which has better raw performance scores and costs $300 less while delivering a larger display. While the Gateway is heavier and has worse wireless performance, it lasts 42 minutes longer on a charge. But if you dig a profile that more resembles a mainstream computer, and flashing lights for some LAN party wowing, check out the ASUS G50V.
3.5 von 5, Leistung gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 40% performance: 80%
Source: Pocket Lint
The Asus G50v is a great gaming notebook. The build quality and performance are amazing for such a compact machine. It's also great value for the price. If there is any problem with this machine it's the lack of Full HD support, which would have easily made this a Hot Product.
8 von 10, Preis gut, Leistung gut, Display mangelhaft, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 50% mobility: 50%
The power, features and style of the Asus G50V make it ideal for mobile gaming. Its screen size and resolution aren't as well suited to multimedia use as some other laptops, however, so consider your needs carefully before taking the plunge.
3.5 von 5, Leistung gut, Ausstattung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% features: 80%
Source: PC Games Hardware - 3/09
Comparison, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 96% price: 80%
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 80% performance: 90% workmanship: 80%
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 83% features: 93% display: 84% mobility: 65% workmanship: 85%
Source: Gamestar DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/02/2008
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 90% performance: 34% features: 9% display: 15%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2008
Rating: performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 40%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%
Source: Hispazone ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/21/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80%
Source: PC World Italia IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/14/2008
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT: Successor of the 8700M GT and technically a higher clocked 9600M GT. Improved video engine for decoding HD videos (PureVideo HD - VP2), HybridPower, CUDA, and PhysX support.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
Fast but still not overpriced dual core CPU. For most games and multimedia applications sufficient and due to the 25W TDP even for smaller notebooks useable.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
78.07%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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