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Asus M50 Series

Asus M50VNProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300, Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS, NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT
Display: 15.4 inch
Weight: 3kg, 3.1kg
Price: 1200, 1500, 1700 euro
Average Score: 84.29% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 68%, performance: 78%, features: 83%, display: 80%
mobility: 38%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 85%

 

Asus M50SV-AS030G

Specifications

Asus M50SV-AS030GNotebook: Asus M50SV-AS030G
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 85.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

80% ASUS M50Sv-B1 Thin and Light Notebook PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The ASUS M50Sv-B1 is a very strong all around thin and light notebook that performs extremely well with multimedia and 3D graphics. The downside to this is that the ASUS is a bit larger than the average thin and light notebook and also has less than average battery life.
4 von 5, Leistung gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/27/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 40%
80% Asus M50SV-AS030G laptop PC
Source: PC Advisor English
If you're after a portable laptop, but don't want to compromise on processing power, then the Asus M50SV-AS030G is the machine for you. Equipped with one of Intel's newest Penryn chips, the Asus M50SV-AS030G has a whopping 4GB of RAM - ensuring high performance despite its portable credentials. The Asus M50SV-AS030G is blazingly fast for a portable machine and Asus has mostly employed high spec components, but it can't always make the most of them. With an asking price of £1,149 it's a little on the high side, but it's not exorbitant when you look at what you're getting for your money.
(von 5): 4, Verarbeitung 4, Ausstattung 4, Preis/Leistung 4
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
83% Asus M50SV-AS030G
Source: PC Pro English
That doesn't mean the M50SV is a poor machine, though. If you need a laptop for mostly 2D applications, it's the most powerful machine we've ever seen, and manages to combine this with a good deal of style at a reasonable price. Add the luxury of Windows Vista Ultimate, and it's an extremely attractive system. A blisteringly fast processor, strong build and stylish design make this an extremely attractive laptop.
5 von 6, Preis/Leistung zufriedenstellend, Leistung zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/31/2007
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 70% performance: 70%
Recensione Asus M50SV
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2008
performance: 80%
Asus M50SV
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/25/2008
Rating: performance: 95% workmanship: 80%
100% Asus M50SV
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 80% mobility: 40%

 

Asus M50SA

Specifications

Asus M50SANotebook: Asus M50SA
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% ASUS M50Sa-A1
Source: PC Mag English
Only a couple of years ago, a typical media center laptop consisted of a 10-pound system that cost an arm and a leg and was married to an electrical outlet. This media center laptop is loaded with fast parts and up-to-date features. It's just too bad that ASUS put all its Neweggs in one basket.
4 von 5, Leistung ausgezeichnet, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/18/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 95%
Für Anspruchsvolle
Source: c't - 10/08 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2008
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 30% ergonomy: 80%
Unterwegs ins Blaue
Source: c't - 13/08 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2008
Rating: display: 70%
90% ASUS M50SA - ATI HD 365
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 90%

 

Asus M50VM

Specifications

Asus M50VMNotebook: Asus M50VM
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Mobil & kraftvoll
Source: SFT - 10/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2008
performance: 80%
Recensione Asus M50Vm Pro58Vm
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/12/2008
Rating: price: 40% performance: 40% mobility: 50% emissions: 80%

 

Asus M50VN

Specifications

Asus M50VNNotebook: Asus M50VN
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

77% Die Vielseitigen
Source: PC Magazin - 6/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 70%

 

Comment

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.

NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS: Middle class GPU that ist about 10% faster than a similar clocked GeForce 8600M GT graphics adapter. Therefore, the card does not deliver enough performance for very high details with DirectX 10 effects of demanding games like Crysis.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650: The Hd 3650 is a middle class graphics card (in 2008) and compareable to an 8600M GT GPU from Nvidia. It is fabricated in 55nm process and due to Avivo video engine the graphic card can support the processor with several video operations (HD video too).

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS: Slower clocked 9600M GT and therefore a bit slower and cooler. In conjunction with an 9100M the 9600M GS is able to use HybridPower to save current.

NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT: The GeForce 9650M GT is a higher clocked 9600M GT but because of the die shrink from 65nm to 55nm the current consumption stays the same. The performance of the higher clocked chip should be up to 20% faster than the 9600M GT.

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


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.

T9300:

The T9300 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and similar to the T9400 but with a lower FSB.

T9400:

The T9400 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and basically a Core 2 Duo P9500 with a higher TDP of 35 Watt.


15.4: 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. 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.


3 kg:

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

3.1 kg:


84.29%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Lenovo ThinkPad W500
Core 2 Duo T9400
» Acer Extensa 5630G
Core 2 Duo T5800
» Asus V1V
Core 2 Duo P8600
» Asus M51T
Turion X2 RM-70
» Lenovo Thinkpad W500
Core 2 Duo T9400
» Lenovo Thinkpad T500
Core 2 Duo P8600
» Toshiba Satellite Pro A300D
Turion X2 RM-70
» Asus M51VA
Core 2 Duo P9500
» Toshiba Satellite A300D
Turion 64 X2 TL-60
» Toshiba Satellite A300
Core 2 Duo T8100

Devices with the same GPU

» Acer Extensa 7630G
Core 2 Duo T6570, 17.3", 3.44 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW390
Core 2 Duo T9550, 16.4", 2.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A350-205
Core 2 Duo P8600, 16.0", 3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A355-S6944
Core 2 Duo P8600, 16.0", 3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A350D-202
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, 16.0", 3 kg
» Acer Aspire 8530G
Turion X2 RM-72, 18.4", 4.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW31E
Core 2 Duo T6400, 16.4", 3.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW31ZJ
Core 2 Duo T9550, 16.4", 3.1 kg
» Gateway MD7826u
Core 2 Duo P8400, 15.6", 3.3 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y730
Core 2 Extreme X9100, 17.0", 4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A350D-10O
Turion X2 RM-70, 16.0", 3 kg
» Asus F8VA
Core 2 Duo P8600, 14.1", 2.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW21Z
Core 2 Duo T9400, 16.4", 3.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW11J
Core 2 Duo P8400, 16.4", 3.1 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote SL81
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, 17.0", 3.1 kg
» Dell Studio 1735
Core 2 Duo T8300, 17.0", 3.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW11ZU
Core 2 Duo T9400, 16.4", 3.1 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Xa3530
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86, 17.1", 3.6 kg
» Dell Studio 17
Core 2 Duo T8300, 17.1", 3.47 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-08- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)