SpecificationsNotebook: Asus N81Vp
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1000 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus N81Vp
Source: PC Mag
The problem with multimedia laptops is that you always feel as if you have to trade off something to get something else. If you want a big screen and speakers, then you'll need to lug around a heavy computer. If you want a lighter laptop that still packs a multimedia punch, you'll have to give up screen size or even major components. For years laptop manufacturers have been looking for that holy grail—a solution that can provide a full-featured multimedia experience in a lightweight package. ASUS may not have found it with its ASUS N81Vp-C1 ($1,299 list), but it's gotten pretty darn close. The ASUS N81Vp-C1 is a quality multimedia laptop, but if you are planning to watch a lot of video on it you might want something with a larger screen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag
No other 14-inch thin-and-light is as powerful as the ASUS N81Vp-C1. Prospective buyers looking for a relatively inexpensive and portable machine that will allow them to perform many, if not all, of the same graphics-intensive tasks as desktop replacement systems would do well to consider this system. While its 16:9 display isn’t as high-resolution as larger systems, this $1,299 notebook can be easily output to a much larger display in a home office. The N81Vp-C1’s battery life is mediocre, but if you want strong GPU muscle in a travel-friendly design, this notebook is a very good choice.
70, Preis 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80%
The ASUS N81Vp is hands-down the fastest 14” notebook we have reviewed and easily holds its own against other larger notebooks. Even though it is technically targeted towards multimedia users I think it would be a perfect mobile gaming rig. Build quality is great, with most of the chassis’s strength coming from the fact that so much stuff is crammed into a small space there is no open cavity to flex. Battery life is one aspect that is well below average, but we don’t hold it against ASUS since the Intel T9550 and ATI 4650 are far from energy efficient. The price is great for the features you get, but if you can live with a larger laptop you can get a full-size gaming rig for the same amount.
Preis 70, Leistung 95, Mobilität 40, Verarbeitung 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2009
Rating: price: 70% performance: 95% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN
Review Type Unknown, online available, Medium, Date: 12/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 88% features: 70% display: 85%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70%
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.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.
The T9400 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and basically a Core 2 Duo P9500 with a higher TDP of 35 Watt.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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.
75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.