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Asus K51 Series

Asus K51AE-SX049LProcessor: AMD Athlon II M320, AMD Athlon X2 QL-65
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 3200, ATI Radeon HD 4200
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 450, 500 euro
Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 59%, features: 62%, display: 55%
mobility: 48%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: - %

 

Asus K51AC-SX038V

Specifications

Asus K51AC-SX038VNotebook: Asus K51AC-SX038V
Processor: AMD Athlon X2 QL-65
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 3200
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 72% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% ASUS K51AC-SX038V
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
74% ASUS K51AC-SX038V – Budget-Kracher für den Heimgebrauch.
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 67% features: 73% display: 80% mobility: 66% workmanship: 81%

 

Asus K51AE-SX049L

Specifications

Asus K51AE-SX049LNotebook: Asus K51AE-SX049L
Processor: AMD Athlon II M320
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4200
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 450 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% Testbericht: ASUS K51AE-SX049L
Source: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90%

 

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

ATI Radeon HD 3200: Onboard (shared Memory) graphics chip (on RS780M chipset) based on the HD 2400 graphics core. It also features the UVD video engine to decode HD videos. Beware: Under Windows XP the HD 3200 may have no 2D accelleration because of a driver problem.

ATI Radeon HD 4200: Onboard graphics adapter (RS880M chipset) with UVD2 (PIP support) and DX 10.1 support (compared to the older HD 3200). Beware, possibly no 2D acelleration in Windows XP (as the HD3200).

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


AMD Athlon X2:

QL-65: Similar to the Turion X2 CPU, but with reduced power saving functions (no deep sleep, only 2 instead of 3 P-states). Compareable to a 1.3-2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo (depending on the application).

AMD Athlon II:

M320:

Entry level dual core CPU by AMD which features an integrated memory controller (400MHz DDR2) and is based only partially on the K10 core. The performance should be compareable to a 1.8 Celeron Dual Core. The CPU supports 64 Bit and Virtualization.


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.


2.7 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.

2.7 kg:


78%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)