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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

Notebook: 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%

 

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.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.3 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

3.42 kg:


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.

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

Acer Aspire 5935G-664G50Mn
GeForce GT 240M, Core 2 Duo T6600
Asus N61Vn
GeForce GT 240M, Core 2 Quad Q9000

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Lenovo IdeaPad Y550p
GeForce GT 240M, Core i7 720QM, 2.7 kg
Asus X64VN-JX125V
GeForce GT 240M, Core 2 Duo T6600, 2.7 kg
Fujitsu Amilo Pi 3560
GeForce GT 240M, Core 2 Duo T6600, 2.75 kg
Acer Aspire 5739G
GeForce GT 240M, Core 2 Duo P7350, 2.7 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Fujitsu Amilo Pi 3660 EF9A
GeForce GT 240M, Core 2 Duo T6600, 18.4", 3.44 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Asus F756UA-TY031T
HD Graphics 520, Core i3 6100U, 17.3", 2.8 kg
Asus R753UX-T4115D
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Asus K501UQ-DM032T
GeForce 940MX, Core i7 6500U, 15.6", 2 kg
Asus F556UJ-XO155T
GeForce 920M, Core i3 6100U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Asus F541UV-XX339T
GeForce 920MX, unknown, 15.6", 2 kg
Asus X555QG
Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge), Bristol Ridge FX-9800P, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Asus N552VX-FW120T
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Asus K550VX-DM028D
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Asus K501UQ
GeForce 940MX, Core i5 6200U, 15.6", 2 kg
Asus K550VX-DM108T
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Asus X556UJ-XO044T
GeForce 920M, Core i7 6500U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Asus X556UJ-XO001T
GeForce 920M, Core i7 6500U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Asus R510VX-DM010T
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Asus R510VX-DM010D
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Asus R510VX-DM006T
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Asus R510VX-DM006D
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Asus K550VX-DM115T
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Asus F541UV-XX149T
GeForce 920MX, Core i5 6200U, 15.6", 2 kg
Asus VivoBook R558UQ-DM326T
GeForce 940MX, Core i5 6200U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Asus N552VX-FY200T
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.53 kg
Asus K501UB-DM075T
GeForce 940M, Core i7 6500U, 15.6", 2 kg
Asus N552VX-FY299T
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.53 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2009-12-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)