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Asus K93SM-YZ085V

Specifications

Asus K93SM-YZ085VNotebook: Asus K93SM-YZ085V (K93 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2670QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M 1024 MB
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.1kg
Price: 1149 euro
Average Score: 81.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 92%, features: 64%, display: 70% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the Asus K93SM-YZ085V

78% Review Asus K93SM-YZ085V Notebook | Notebookcheck
Big item. When looking at the voluminous package of the Asus K93SM-YZ085V, the first thing that springs to mind won't be a notebook. More likely than not, you might expect an HD receiver or a Blu-ray player. Nevertheless, the box contains a notebook with an 18.4 inch display - surely not a device for everyone.

Foreign Reviews

85% Test: ASUS K93SM-YZ085V
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 95% display: 70% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M:

Multiple models based on various chips of the Fermi generation. Specifically, the GT 630M exists in GF108/GF106/GF116 variants, but are all essentially renamed GeForce GT 540M or 555M GPUs. A 28nm GF117 variant exists as well with reduced power consumption.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


2670QM: Fast Quad-core processor clocked at 2.2-3.1 GHz based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


18.4": 18 inch display size is a rare and very big size for desktop-replacement laptops. Laptops with 18 inch displays did not exist before 2008. 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.


4.1 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in 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


81.5%: 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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» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530-N4F27GE
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» Dell Inspiron 15z Premium
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» HP Envy dv7-7230sw
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» Acer Aspire V3-771G-9809
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-03-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)