Asus K50 Series

Asus K50C-SX009VProcessor: AMD Turion X2 RM-75, AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84, Intel Celeron M 900, Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, Intel Core 2 Duo T6500, Intel Pentium Dual Core T4400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, NVIDIA GeForce 310M, NVIDIA GeForce G 102M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.2kg, 2.35kg, 2.6kg, 2.66kg, 2.7kg
Price: 400, 500, 600, 700, 800 euro
Average Score: 72.25% - average
Average of 16 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 66%, features: 70%, display: 74%
mobility: 61%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 81%

 

Asus K50AB

Specifications

Asus K50ABNotebook: Asus K50AB
Processor: AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.35kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 81.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

81% Bitte umsteigen!
Source: Computerbild - 5/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 90% performance: 81% features: 80% display: 89% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 85%
87% Note- oder Netbook?
Source: PC Praxis - 10/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 80%
76% Asus K50AB – Vollpreis-Notebook zum Einsteigerpreis
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 60% features: 82% display: 85% mobility: 68% workmanship: 86%

 

Asus K50IN

Specifications

Notebook: Asus K50IN
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G 102M 512 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, , 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.66kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 75.71% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

72% Review Asus K50IN Notebook | Notebookcheck
All-rounder. With the K50IN, Asus has a 15.6-inch all-round notebook on offer, which rises in search of customers with a Core 2 Duo T6400, an integrated Nvidia G 102M and a moderate price of around 600 Euro. Read in our review whether the K50IN is convincing and how it turns out in the individual disciplines.
60% A Home-based Laptop
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Some laptops are used as a travelling companion while others are more suited for providing your computing needs in the home. Falling into the latter category is the Asus K50IN. The Asus K50IN was rather like the curate’s egg.  Some parts were good but others left me with a feeling of disappointment.  This is not a laptop you would want to take on your travels but it will cope with home-based needs.  Pricing is expected to be in the region of £526.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 80% ergonomy: 60%
100% ASUS K50IN
Source: Driverheaven English
It is clear from our testing today that Dell really did their homework before building the Inspiron 13z and they have taken feedback from the community and addressed a number of issues which are generally problems within the smaller sized laptop market. Firstly they opted for the faster Ultra Low Voltage processors instead of the ATOM and while these don't synthetically benchmark exceptionally high the real world conditions show massive improvements in responsiveness and overall usability.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 100% performance: 90% workmanship: 90%
ASUS K50IN
Source: Inside HW English
ASUS for years offered two-year warranty period, but in case of K50 series, it is “limited global hardware warranty” that depends on country where you made a purchase. Nevertheless, this is one attractively designed, quality build notebook with just few compromises made because of final retail price. If this model suites your needs perfectly, we are sure that you will find price also very acceptable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2009
Rating: price: 70% workmanship: 80%
70% ASUS K50
Source: Laptop Mag English
This budget-friendly 15-inch notebook offers a slick design and good performance, but it’s a little overpriced. The ASUS K50 was a pleasure to use. It offered zippy performance speeds in comparison to similarly priced notebooks, a comfortable keyboard, and lengthy battery life. At $699, though, the K50 is currently $100 more expensive than comparable systems such as the Gateway NV5807u. While the latter system may have shorter battery life, this factor hardly outweighs the price differential. Still, for someone who needs a notebook for writing papers, surfing the Web, and watching movies, the K50 is a solid choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Asus K50IN review
Source: Techradar English
Asus K50IN proves they've mastered the art of the all-rounder. The Asus K50IN is a large, widescreen laptop that is one of the most comfortable machines we've tried, although as a result it is also one of the least portable. Nevertheless, its moderately powerful processor and dedicated graphics card should ably cater for most of your study needs. The Asus K50IN is a great laptop that provides good usability via the spacious keyboard and screen. It's not the most powerful or portable machine, but if it suits your requirements, don't let this put you off.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Test Asus K50IN Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 75% display: 78% mobility: 77% workmanship: 83% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 90%
80% Asus K50IN - rodzinny laptop multimedialny
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 100%
70% Giới thiệu laptop giải trí K50IN Asus
Source: Kiến Thức Laptop VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Asus K50

Specifications

Asus K50Notebook: Asus K50
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

50% Asus K50
Source: PC Pro English
To use a trackpad, you have to slide your finger across it. That may seem an obvious point, but it's apparently escaped Asus, as the K50's trackpad is covered in little indentations that add friction. You have to get used to moving the cursor with an extremely light touch. A mediocre machine with an overly glossy display and questionable ergonomics.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 50%

 

Asus K50ID-X1

Specifications

Asus K50ID-X1Notebook: Asus K50ID-X1
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% ASUS K50ID-X1 15.6-inch Budget Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The ASUS K50ID-X1 offers a unique experience over other budget laptops by providing a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M graphics processor making the system a mobile PC gaming platform. This comes at a cost to the general performance of the system in a slower Pentium dual-core processor. Because of this, the system is suited best for those looking at low cost PC gaming and not a general purpose system.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Asus K50IP

Specifications

Asus K50IPNotebook: Asus K50IP
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Asus K50IP
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 41% display: 34% mobility: 37% emissions: 67%

 

Asus K50AB-SX101V

Specifications

Asus K50AB-SX101VNotebook: Asus K50AB-SX101V
Processor: AMD Turion X2 RM-75
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% MEGATEST: notebooki za 1700-3500 zł
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 90% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 60%

 

Asus K50C-SX009V

Specifications

Asus K50C-SX009VNotebook: Asus K50C-SX009V
Processor: Intel Celeron M 900
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Asus K50C-SX009V review
Source: CNet English

Many will be attracted to the K50C-SX009V's rock-bottom price tag, but its performance is not in the same league as a proper laptop. If you can accept that what you're getting is essentially a netbook with a larger screen and a built-in DVD writer, you may consider it worth the asking price. But, if you're looking for something with more normal laptop levels of responsiveness, we recommend you spend a little extra on something like the Lenovo B550, which is still cheap, but much faster.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

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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.

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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570: Lower middle-class GPU that features a low shader count and a 64 Bit memory bus but a high clock speed. Similar to the desktop Radeon 4550. Supports Avivo HD and DirectX 10.1.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M: The GT320M was presented in the HP dv6t and dv7t series and is based on a stripped down GT216 with only 24 shaders.

NVIDIA GeForce 310M: The GeForce 310M is the successor of the GeFore G210M and based on the same chip with very similar clock rates (shader speed +30MHz to 1530MHz).

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

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).

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.

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


AMD Turion X2 Ultra: The AMD Turion X2 Ultra is part of the Puma platform and a mixture of the old K9 core (form the Turion 64 X2) and some parts of the K10 architecture (memorycontroller, hypertransport, crossbar switch from the Phenom). Because of the increased L2 cache ("Ultra" CPUs) and the improved memory controller, the performance increased a bit. Still a similar clocked Core 2 Duo is noticably faster.

ZM-84:

Mixture out of two K8 based cores and K10 uncores (e.g. memory controller). Offers improved power saving functions compared to older Turion CPUs but still not as good and fast as a Core 2 Duo. The ZM-84 is similar to the ZM-85 but features a slower clocked HT link.

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.

T6400: Entry level dual core processor based on the Penryn core with only 2 MB level 2 cache and a low clock speed.

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.

Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.

T4400:

Entry to middle class dual core CPU with 1 MB level 2 cache and no virtualization technology. Compared to the Core 2 Duo line, some power saving mechanism are deactivated. 

AMD Turion X2: The Turion X2 (without 64) is based on the Turion X2 Ultra, but has only 1024 MB L2 Cache and is therefore slower (performance compareable to the old Turion 64 X2). Because of new parts from the K10 architecture, the CPU should be more energy efficient.

RM-75:

Griffin based entry-level dual core processor. The cores are still based on the old K8 architecture (memory controller is newer).

Intel Celeron M: It is a Pentium M with halved level 2 Cache and limited on FSB 400. The characteristic of this processor is the speed, which is hardly slower than an equivalent Pentium M. However it can change the speed not dynamically like the Pentium M and therefore needs without load more current.
It is also available as Low Voltage Version with very small current consumption.

900: Single core processor based on the Penryn core but many advanced features are deactivated. Due to the missing Speedstep, the CPU may lead to a lower battery runtime.


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.


2.2 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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.


72.25%: 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, 2009-08-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)