Asus B50A

Specifications

Asus B50ANotebook: Asus B50A
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5750
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 82.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 68%, features: 60%, display: 72% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 60%

Reviews for the Asus B50A

Foreign Reviews

Test Asus B50A Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2009
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80% emissions: 60%
90% ASUS B50A-AG051E
Source: Notebookjournal German 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%
80% Überraschungs-Notebook
Source: Chip.de - 2/09 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% mobility: 80%
77% ASUS B50A - Das moderne Schwarze mit dem großen Manko
Source: Notebookinfo German 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%

Comment

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.

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


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.


T5750:

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.


15.4": 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. 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.


2.7 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.


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.

Asus reviews


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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-11-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)