Asus N50V

Specifications

Asus N50VNotebook: Asus N50V
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 83%, features: 75%, display: 30% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Asus N50V

ASUS N50Vn
Source: Inside HW English
Lot of attention of, above all, gamers attracted ASUS with N50Vn notebook. Good gaming performance levels and acceptable price are not that common occurrence in notebook market. Because of this, a lot of potential buyers doubted that there is some sort of a catch or hidden faults in it. We got one of ASUS N50Vn models in our test lab and if something’s wrong with it you can bet that we will find what’s wrong. Despite minor inconsistencies, ASUS N50Vn is an very good notebook. Good looking, good quality build, fast and with moderate price it presents good purchase opportunity. If you need notebook that can satisfy your gaming appetites for a reasonable price, this can be perfect solution.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/18/2009
Rating: price: 70% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Asus N50Vc - 15.4in Blu-ray Notebook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
It's been a while since we had an 'ordinary' notebook from Asus through our labs. Everything we've looked at recently has either been a netbook like the Eee PC 1000HE or a premium ultra-portable along the lines of the Asus U6V - high time, then, to examine something a little more mainstream with the company's N50Vc. A 15.4in entertainment notebook, it has all the features you'd expect of a good multimedia-focused machine. That means plenty of memory and storage, discrete graphics and a Blu-ray drive all wrapped in a nice glossy chassis with a reasonable price tag slapped on the box. A fairly good effort on Asus' part is somewhat held back by an average screen and a few minor niggles, but is nonetheless worth its moderate asking price. If you're looking for an affordable multimedia notebook, keep the N50Vc in mind.
80, Leistung 80, Ausstattung 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
80% ASUS N50Vn-B1B
Source: PC Mag English
The ASUS N50Vn-B1B ($1,250 street) is an all-purpose desktop replacement laptop that could become your next family PC. Whether your spouse uses it to edit family photos and videos, for example, or you run various applications to manage the household's finances, its 15.4-inch widescreen and fast processing parts are blessings for multitaskers. Your kids can use it to play the latest 3D games and take in high-quality movies with its excellent Nvidia graphics card. And you get all this for a price that won't eat too much into the family budget. Anyone who is shopping for a family laptop should consider the ASUS N50Vn-B1B.
80, Preis 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80%
70% Asus N50 15in laptop
Source: Reg Hardware English
If you just want something small and cheap to do a bit of surfing and email on, a netbook is fine. If you need to actually get some proper work done, though, the cut-down spec often isn't really up to the task - which is where something like the Asus N50Vc comes in. Asus has come up with a nice-looking notebook, of that there's no doubt. But unless you're desperate for the frills - ionizer, Blu-ray drive, separate numeric keypad - you can buy a machine that's just as good a performer for less.
70%, Preis mäßig
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60%
80% Asus N50vc review
Source: Techradar English
Other natty features include an ambient light sensor to auto-adjust the panel, as well as a eSATA port for fast data connectivity. eSATA isn't prevalent at the moment, but we are seeing it on a growing number of external hard drives. It's certainly an interesting addition to the Asus N50vc, anyway.
4 von 5, Leistung ausgezeichnet, Mobilität gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 95% mobility: 80%
Asus N50V preview
Source: CNet English
The N50V is a great-looking, well-equipped laptop. It's not perfect by any means -- the storage is limited and the screen has issues -- so the Asus M70 might be a better bet. But if you want a stylish desktop replacement with plenty of power and features, it's worth a look. We'll have a full review of the N50V with performance benchmarks once Asus can supply one with all the proper drivers, operating system and software.
Leistung gut, Ausstattung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/10/2008
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80%

Foreign Reviews

60% Asus N50VC-FP008C
Source: Chip.de - 10/09 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70%
Plastikrakete: Asus N50VN im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/11/2008
Rating: performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 60%
90% Asus N50VN-FP004C
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 30% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS: Compared to the 9300M G, the GS has only 8 unified shaders but a higher clock rate. Therefore, the performance should be similar according to Nvidia. Supports 
Hybrid-SLI (GeForceBoost and HybridPower) with Nvidia 9100M G and PureVideo HD (VP3).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these 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.


P8600:

Fast but still not overpriced dual core CPU. For most games and multimedia applications sufficient and due to the 25W TDP even for smaller notebooks useable.

» 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.


2.9 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


76.67%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-04-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)