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Asus K40IN-B1

Specifications

Asus K40IN-B1Notebook: Asus K40IN-B1
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G 102M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 650 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Asus K40IN-B1

ASUS K40IN Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The K40IN has good build quality, a pleasing keyboard and screen, and gets over four and a half hours of battery life. Unfortunately the K40IN's value proposition is questionable. It lacks an HDMI port and is priced $100-$150 more than competitors with the same specifications minus the Nvidia graphics. The Nvidia graphics are a puzzling choice for the K40IN; they are not powerful enough to play modern games and consume more power than Intel graphics. The only advantage the K40IN has over its competitors is better warranty coverage. Overall we like the K40IN but are hard-pressed to recommend it for the stated reasons.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2009
Rating: price: 40% performance: 60% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70% emissions: 90%
70% ASUS K40 (IN-B1)
Source: Laptop Mag English
It wasn’t that long ago that you had to spend at least a grand to get a lightweight notebook with discrete graphics. The ASUS K40 (IN-B1), a 14-inch machine that sports an Nvidia GPU, is priced at at an aggressive $799, making it a good choice for students. This 14-inch notebook boasts a sleek design and good graphics punch for the price. Priced at $799, the ASUS K40 (IN-B1) costs more than your typical 14-inch notebook, but it’s worth the premium if you’re looking for better graphics performance. If you can do without a DVD drive and you want longer battery life, go for the $749 Dell Studio 14z, which also has discrete Nvidia graphics. But if you prefer to have an optical drive, the ASUS K40 is a solid pick.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Asus K40IN
Source: Computer Shopper English
We wouldn’t go so far as to say that affordable thin-and-lights are all the rage, but laptop makers certainly seem to have taken notice, as we’ve seen a handful of these lightweight 13- and 14-inch notebooks introduced recently. Very few, however, come with a discrete graphics option, which makes low-impact gaming and high-impact photo or video editing nearly impossible. The thin Asus K40IN is perfect for mobile users who want to enjoy some games on a roomy screen—and pay less than $800 for the privilege.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce G 102M: Integrated chipset graphics card with dedicated memory (DDR2 or DDR3). The core is based on the 9400M G and supports PureVideo HD (VP3).

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.


T6500:

Entry level Penryn based dual-core CPU with a small 2MB level 2 cache and FSB800. Similar to the T6570 but without VT-x.

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


14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. 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.


2.4 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


70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-09-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)