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Asus M51 Series

Asus M51aProcessor: AMD Turion X2 RM-70, Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, Intel Core 2 Duo P9500, Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, Intel Core 2 Duo T8100, Intel Core 2 Duo T8300
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
Display: 15.4 inch
Weight: 2.9kg, 2.91kg, 3kg
Price: 600, 800, 900, 1200, 1299 euro
Average Score: 77.39% - good
Average of 18 scores (from 24 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 81%, features: 75%, display: 69%
mobility: 56%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 63%

 

Asus M51SR

Specifications

Asus M51SRNotebook: Asus M51SR
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Asus M51S
Source: PC Games Hardware - 4/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/05/2008
Rating: performance: 90% display: 50% workmanship: 80%
70% Asus M51SR-AP053C
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 40% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70%

 

Asus M51SN

Specifications

Asus M51SNNotebook: Asus M51SN
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T8300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS 512 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 2.91kg
Price: 1299 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 88.8% - very good
Average of 5 scores (from 11 reviews)

 

84% Review Asus M51SN Mutimedia Notebook | Notebookcheck
Multimedia all-rounder. A lot has changed on the notebook market since the appearance of the new graphics card series by nVIDIA. Various producers already started to sell models with the new Penryn processors and the new graphics chips. One of these notebooks is the Asus M51SN with Core 2 Duo T8300 processor and a Geforce 9500M GS graphics card.
95% 15,4-Zoll-Notebook
Source: Com! - 8/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 90% mobility: 50%
95% 15,4-Zoll-Notebook
Source: Com! - 8/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 90% mobility: 50%
Asus M51 SN
Source: AON.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/04/2008
Rating: features: 80% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 100%
ASUS M51SN-AS029C
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/05/2008
Rating: price: 100% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 60% emissions: 40%
Asus M51SN-AS029C
Source: WCM - 5/08 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 05/01/2008
Rating: performance: 95% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
Aktuell und vielseitig
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 5-6/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/18/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 90% emissions: 40%
80% Asus M51SN-AS029C
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80%
Verspielt unterwegs
Source: SFT - 4/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/26/2008
Rating: mobility: 80%
84% Test Asus M51SN Mutimedia Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 95% display: 85% mobility: 68% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 82%
Asus M51S
Source: PC Action - 5/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/19/2008
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80%
90% ASUS M51SN-AS029C
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%

 

Asus M51VA

Specifications

Asus M51VANotebook: Asus M51VA
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P9500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 66% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

52% Test: Asus M51V
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 52% price: 21% performance: 80% features: 46% display: 80% mobility: 51% ergonomy: 47%
80% Test: Asus M51VA mit Intel Centrino 2
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus M51SE

Specifications

Asus M51SENotebook: Asus M51SE
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

70% Asus M51SE review
Source: Techradar English
 

Asus' M51SE offers great value for money and lots of power, but battery life is poor. Although not the most inspiring machine, the Asus M51SE is a good all-rounder, only let down by the poor battery life. If you're seeking a semi-portable laptop for use in the home, or battery life isn't an issue, it's well worth a look.


70
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% ASUS M51SE notebook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Asus M51SE is a stunning notebook for the price. We found it loaded and ran quickly and the large keyboard means you can type in comfort. While battery life is less than ideal, the sheer raw power of this notebook makes it ideal for anyone needing a quality, and affordable, powerhouse machine.
(von 10): 8, Preis sehr gut, Ausstattung gut, Verarbeitung gut, Mobilität schlecht, Display schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% features: 80% display: 40% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
80% Asus M51SE
Source: Techradar English
At this price, the Asus M51SE represents great value for money. It offers excellent performance, style, comfort and features, and its all-round abilities make it an ideal laptop for home use.
4 von 5, Preis sehr gut, Leistung exzellent, Ausstattung exzellent, Display gut, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 95% features: 95% display: 80% mobility: 50%

 

Asus M51T

Specifications

Asus M51TNotebook: Asus M51T
Processor: AMD Turion X2 RM-70
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 67.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

50% Asus M51T review
Source: Techradar English
What's more, even the Hybrid CrossfireX graphics are a let down. The Radeon HD 3650 GPU is weak for a discrete chip, making the complication and expense of the hybrid setup rather redundant.
2.5 von 5, Leistung sehr schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 50% performance: 30%
80% Powerplayer
Source: Connect - 11/08 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 10/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 98% features: 80% mobility: 67% ergonomy: 93%
72% Asus M51T
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 60% emissions: 30%

 

Asus M51VR

Specifications

Asus M51VRNotebook: Asus M51VR
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 M51VR (Model)

Average Score: 75.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

79% Die Kleinen sind da
Source: Stiftung Warentest - 12/08 German
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 88% display: 85% mobility: 73% workmanship: 93% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 90%
72% Artenvielfalt - leistungsstarke Allrounder im Mittelformat
Source: PC Magazin - 11/2008 German
Comparison, , Short, Date: 10/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 80% performance: 67% features: 80% mobility: 65% workmanship: 73%

 

Asus M51a

Specifications

Asus M51aNotebook: Asus M51a
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Asus M51a review
Source: Techradar English
High-end components and good quality, but is it enough to better its rivals? Asus has made a reputation for itself recently with its impressive range of netbooks, but it also produces entry-level, mid-range and high-end laptops. The M51A is a budget laptop, offering one of the best specifications we have seen for the price. If it is value for money you are after, then there is simply no better machine than the Asus M51A. Offering components that are usually found on more expensive machines, a comprehensive set of features and great build quality, it's an easy machine to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

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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 Mobility Radeon HD 2400: This DirectX 10 graphic card from ATI is the direct competitor to the NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS graphic card for laptops. It features the Avivo HD video engine. The performance is not enaough for DX 10 games and high settings.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470: Faster clocked HD 3450 and successor of the HD 2400 XT but with DirectX 10.1 and due to the new 55nm process, higher clockspeeds. Avivo HD video functions allow the decoding of HD videos.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

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).

» 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.

T7500:

The Core 2 Duo T7500 is a Merom based Core 2 Duo with 4MB Level 2 Cache. It is positioned in the middle class (in 2009) and performs on par with a modern P7550 or Turion II Ultra M640/M660.

T8300: The Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 was at the time of announcement a fast dual-core CPU for laptops with 3 MB level 2 cache.

P9500:

The P9500 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and basically a Core 2 Duo T9400 with only 25 Watt TDP.

T8100: Former mid-range Core 2 Duo based on the Penryn core that features FSB800 and VT-x virtualization functions.

P8400:

Middle class dual core CPU with a TDP of 25 Watt. For high end gamer the performance could be not sufficient (for class 1 graphic cards).

T6400: Entry level dual core processor based on the Penryn core with only 2 MB level 2 cache and a low clock speed.

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-70:

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


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.


2.9 kg:

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

3 kg:


77.39%: 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.

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

» Asus X56SN
Core 2 Duo T5750
» Asus X55SV
Core 2 Duo T9300
» Asus M50SV-AS030G 
Core 2 Duo T9300

Devices with the same GPU

» MSI Megabook EX623GS
Pentium Dual Core T3400, 16.0", 2.7 kg
» Medion P7610
Pentium Dual Core T3400, 17.0", 3.3 kg
» Acer Aspire 6920G
Core 2 Duo T8100, 16.4", 3.28 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Medion E6239T
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3510
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-10
Radeon HD 6750M, Core i7 2675QM
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-02 (MC721LL/A)
Radeon HD 6490M, Core i7 2635QM
» Apple Macbook Pro 15 inch 2011-02
Radeon HD 6750M, Core i7 2720QM
» LG Haier R450
Mirage 3 671MX, Pentium Dual Core T4400
» Gigabyte Q1580M
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6500
» ZAReason Verix
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 620M
» HP Pavilion dv5t
GeForce 8600M GT, Core 2 Duo T9400
» Toshiba Satellite L300-2C7
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core T4300
» MSI GX640-098US
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 430M
» Sony Vaio VPC-B11V9EB
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 520M
» HP Compaq 6730b
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T9600
» MSI GX640-i5447LW7P
Mobility Radeon HD 5850, Core i5 430M
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch i7 2010-04
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 620M
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2010-04
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 520M
» Lenovo ThinkPad R500
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Celeron Dual-Core T3000
» Fujitsu Esprimo Mobile V6535
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core T4200
» MSI GX640
Mobility Radeon HD 5850, Core i7 720QM
» Gateway M-6864 FX
Mobility Radeon HD 2600, Core 2 Duo T5750
» Zoostorm 3389-2410
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6600
» MSI GT640-030UK
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 720QM
» Malibal Lotus
GeForce GTX 260M, Core i7 920XM
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-08- 5 (Update: 2012-05-26)