SpecificationsNotebook: Asus K50IJ-SX (K50IJ Series)
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 600 euro
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus K50IJ-SX
Smart Entry-Level. At first glance, the Asus K50IJ is a stylish and inexpensive 15-inch office notebook intended for those who don't have high demands on performance. Find out in our extensive review to which degree this first impression holds good.
The ASUS K50IJ is a relatively unimpressive budget notebook that offers reasonable performance for the price, but not much else. ASUS describes this laptop as a "no-frills" computer and that is probably a nicer way of saying this laptop doesn't offer much in the way of features. Compared to similarly priced 15-inch notebooks like the Dell Studio 15 or the HP Pavilion dv5 the ASUS K50IJ falls short. Yes, you get a free laptop bag and optical mouse, but the lack of ports and upgradeability are somewhat disappointing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2009
Rating: performance: 70% display: 80%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 71% display: 70% mobility: 81% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 86%
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 52% features: 75% display: 86% mobility: 70% workmanship: 85%
Source: Benchmark.pl PL→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 40% display: 90% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 60%
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 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.
Entry - 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.» 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.
79.2%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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