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Asus K50AB

Specifications

Asus K50ABNotebook: Asus K50AB (K50 Series)
Processor: AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.35kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 81.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 71%, features: 81%, display: 87% mobility: 68%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 85%

Reviews for the Asus K50AB

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%

Comment

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.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» 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.

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


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.


2.35 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


81.33%: 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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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Acer Aspire 5542G-304G50MN
Mobility Radeon HD 4570, Athlon II M300, 3 kg
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Devices with the same GPU

Toshiba Satellite U500-115
Mobility Radeon HD 4570, Core 2 Duo P8700, 13.3", 2.25 kg
Asus U80V
Mobility Radeon HD 4570, Core 2 Duo T9550, 14.0", 2.15 kg
Toshiba Satellite P300-24Z
Mobility Radeon HD 4570, Core 2 Duo T6400, 17.0", 3.4 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-07-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)