Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus B50A
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2009
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80% emissions: 60%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
Source: Chip.de - 2/09
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% mobility: 80%
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 80% performance: 76% features: 69% display: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these 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.
Entry level dual core processor based on the Merom core without Virtualization support and a low maximum temperature.
» 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.
82.33%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.