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Asus M51SN

Specifications

Asus M51SNNotebook: Asus M51SN (M51 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T8300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS 512 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.91kg
Price: 1299 euro
Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 6 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 92%, features: 74%, display: 75% mobility: 57%, workmanship: 72%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 65%

Reviews for the Asus M51SN

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.

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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.

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.


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.» 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.


2.91 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


88%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» 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, 2008-03-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)