Asus K70 Series

Asus K70ICProcessor: AMD Turion X2 RM-74, Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570, NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 3.28kg, 4.3kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 71.33% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 78%, features: 59%, display: 65%
mobility: 37%, workmanship: 68%, ergonomy: 63%, emissions: 87%

 

Asus K70AB

Specifications

Asus K70ABNotebook: Asus K70AB
Processor: AMD Turion X2 RM-74
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 4.3kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 K70 (Series)

Average Score: 67.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

78% Toshiba Satellite L555-10N (Vergleich)
Source: PC Games Hardware - 1/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 70%
52% Asus K70AB
Source: T-Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 52% performance: 81% features: 55% mobility: 14% ergonomy: 41%
70% Asus K70AB
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 81% features: 55% mobility: 14% ergonomy: 41%
70% ASUS K70AB-TY003C
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Asus K70IO – multimediální výkon za přijatelnou cenu
Source: CDR-Hard CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2009
Rating: price: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 40% emissions: 90%

 

Asus K70IC

Specifications

Asus K70ICNotebook: Asus K70IC
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M 1024 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.28kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 K70 (Series)

Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

79% Review Asus K70IC Notebook | Notebookcheck
Big performance. The Asus K70IC is a 17 inch multimedia notebook for about 700 Euros. It gives the impression as if Asus wants to prove that it is also possible to provide an attractive design and good features in the middle price band. We have established the strengths and weaknesses of this multimedia notebook as part of our comprehensive test.
79% Test Asus K70IC Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 84% display: 74% mobility: 63% workmanship: 81% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 85%

 

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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 220M: The GeForce GT 220M is a relabeled GeForce 9600M GT for OEM laptop sellers. It is for example used in the Medion Akoya P6620 where it uses fast GDDR3 memory. The specs and features are identical to the GeForce 9600M GT.

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


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-74:

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

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.

T6600: Entry level Core 2 Duo dual core processor with a small 2MB level 2 cache and without virtualization functions.


17.3: Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.28 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

4.3 kg:

This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


71.33%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus K61IC-JX017V
Core 2 Duo T6600, 16.0", 2.8 kg
» Asus F83VF
Core 2 Duo T6670, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Asus X64VG
Pentium Dual Core T4300, 16.0", 2.7 kg
» Asus K61IC-JX019V
Pentium Dual Core T4300, 16.0", 2.7 kg
» Medion P6620
Core 2 Duo T6500, 16.0", 3 kg

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» Aorus X7
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-12- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)