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Asus M50SA

Specifications

Asus M50SANotebook: Asus M50SA (M50 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 85%, features: 85%, display: 80% mobility: 30%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Asus M50SA

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» 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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


3.1 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits 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


85%: 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

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Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo T9400
Gateway MD7826u
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo P8400
Acer Extensa 5630G
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo T5800
Asus V1V
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo P8600
Asus M51T
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Turion X2 RM-70
Lenovo Thinkpad W500
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo T9400
Toshiba Satellite Pro A300D
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Turion X2 RM-70
Asus M51VA
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo P9500
Toshiba Satellite A300D
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Turion 64 X2 TL-60
Toshiba Satellite A300
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo T8100

Devices with the same GPU

Sony Vaio VGN-FW390
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo T9550, 16.4", 2.8 kg
Toshiba Satellite A355-S6944
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo P8600, 16.0", 3 kg
Toshiba Satellite A350D-202
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, 16.0", 3 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-FW31E
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo T6400, 16.4", 3.2 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-FW31ZJ
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo T9550, 16.4", 3.1 kg
Toshiba Satellite A350D-10O
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Turion X2 RM-70, 16.0", 3 kg
Asus F8VA
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo P8600, 14.1", 2.4 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-FW21Z
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo T9400, 16.4", 3.1 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-FW11J
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo P8400, 16.4", 3.1 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-FW11ZU
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo T9400, 16.4", 3.1 kg

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Asus X550JK-XO031D
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Asus X555LN-XO022D
GeForce 840M, Core i3 4030U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-05- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)