Asus M60 Series

Asus M60JProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700, Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650, NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
Display: 16.0 inch
Weight: 3.3kg, 3.42kg
Price: 1050, 1500 euro
Average Score: 88.25% - very good
Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 87%, performance: 87%, features: 72%, display: 62%
mobility: 53%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 67%

 

Asus M60VP

Specifications

Asus M60VPNotebook: Asus M60VP
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 1024 MB
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3.42kg
Price: 1050 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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

 

73% Review Asus M60VP Notebook | Notebookcheck
Success for Mission Entertainment? Asus sends the M60VP, a 16 inch multimedia bolide with a Core 2 Duo P8700 and Mobility Radeon HD4650 with 1 GByte DDR3 VRAM, into the race. If the M60VP can convince only with its performance, or if it can impress in the important categories for multimedia, such as sound and display, you will read in our following review.
90% Asus M60VP-6X041C
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 94% features: 41% display: 87% mobility: 43% ergonomy: 94%
80% Asus M60VP Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 87% display: 71% mobility: 65% workmanship: 81% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 80%

 

Asus M60J

Specifications

Asus M60JNotebook: Asus M60J
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 92.6% - very good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

100% Asus M60J review
Source: Stuff TV English
When it arrived on the desktop scene, Intel's Core i7 levelled the opposition. With enough power to embarrass Intel's own Core 2, not to mention AMD's efforts, Core i7 set the benchmark and set it high. Now it's set to repeat the trick in the laptop market with the Asus M60. Pricey, but the lightening Core i7 performance is worth it, even if it does have a slight hit on battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Asus M60J: Core i7 powered laptops don't get much better than this
Source: PC Authority English
Core i7 is, then, far more suited to laptops than anyone might have imagined. Price may yet prove to be a stumbling block, especially for the quad-core models, but we can keep our fingers crossed that the forthcoming dual-core CPUs will bring all the i7's benefits - Turbo Boost and Hyper-Threading included - to laptops of all prices, shapes and sizes.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%
Power-Notebooks
Source: c't - 4/10 German
Comparison, , Very Long, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% display: 40% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%
82% ASUS M60J-JX019V - Mit der Kraft der vier Herzen
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Review Type Unknown, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 95% features: 88% display: 84% mobility: 60% workmanship: 81%
91% Leistungsträger
Source: TV Movie Multimedia - 26/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 90%
90% ASUS M60J-JX019V
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 70% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Recensione Asus M60J
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: mobility: 40% workmanship: 80% emissions: 30%

 

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

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650: The Mobility HD 4650 is based on the Desktop 4650 architecture, but features a lower clock rate of memory and core. Depending on the core clock (450-550MHz possible) and the used memory (DDR2, DDR3, GDDR3 with 600-800 MHz possible) the mobile 4650 can show a different performance. The current consumption of the chip alone ranges from 15-25W. Features Avivo HD video features.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M: The GeForce GT 240M is the successor of the GT 130M / 9600M and has now 48 instead of 32 shader cores. Therefore, the performance should be noticeable better. Because of the 40nm process, the TDP is still 23 Watt.

» 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.

P8700:

Mid-range dual core processor with 3 MB level 3 cache and a TDP of 25 Watt.

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.  

720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.


16.0: 16 inch display-variants exist since 2008 and partially got the market share of 15 inch notebooks. 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.


3.3 kg:

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

3.42 kg:

This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


88.25%: 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.

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

» Asus N61Vn
Core 2 Quad Q9000

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus X64VN-JX125V
Core 2 Duo T6600, 2.7 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Lenovo IdeaPad Y550p
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote DT85
Core 2 Duo P8700, 18.4", 4.3 kg
» Acer Aspire 5935G-664G50Mn
Core 2 Duo T6600, 15.6", 3 kg
» Asus N71
Core 2 Quad Q9000, 17.3", 3.9 kg
» Fujitsu Amilo Pi 3660 EF9A
Core 2 Duo T6600, 18.4", 3.44 kg
» Fujitsu Amilo Pi 3560
Core 2 Duo T6600, 15.6", 2.75 kg
» Acer Aspire 7738g
Core 2 Quad Q9000, 17.3", 3.36 kg
» Acer Aspire 5739G
Core 2 Duo P7350, 15.6", 2.7 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Sony VAIO VPC-F21Z1
GeForce GT 540M, Core i7 2630QM
» Sony Vaio VPC-F21AFX/BI
GeForce GT 540M, Core i7 2720QM
» Sony Vaio VPC-F215FX/BI
GeForce GT 540M, Core i7 2630QM
» Sony Vaio VPC-F21Z1E/BI
GeForce GT 540M, Core i7 2630QM
» Toshiba Satellite A665-S6088
GeForce 310M, Core i5 460M
» Toshiba Satellite A665-S6085
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 370M
» Asus G60JX-JX154V
GeForce GTS 360M, Core i5 520M
» Toshiba Satellite A665D-S6051
Radeon HD 4225, Phenom II X4 P920
» Toshiba A505D-S6987
Radeon HD 4200, Turion II Ultra M600
» MSI GT660
GeForce GTX 285M, Core i7 620M
» Asus G60JX
GeForce GTS 360M, Core i5 430M
» Toshiba Satellite A505-S6035
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 720QM
» Toshiba A505D-S6968
Radeon HD 3200, Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84
» Toshiba Satellite A505-S6004
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 330M
» Asus N61Jq
Mobility Radeon HD 5730, Core i7 720QM
» Asus N61J-X2
GeForce GT 325M, Core i5 430M
» Asus N61JA-JX008V
Mobility Radeon HD 5730, Core i5 520M
» Asus N61Ja
Mobility Radeon HD 5730, Core i5 430M
» Asus N60Dp
Mobility Radeon HD 4670, Athlon II M300
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-12-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)