Asus P50 Series

Asus P50IJ-SO176VProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5870, Intel Pentium Dual Core T4400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.62kg, 2.7kg
Price: 400, 600 euro
Average Score: 84.4% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 64%, features: 66%, display: 67%
mobility: 82%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 88%


Asus P50IJ-SO036X


Asus P50IJ-SO036XNotebook: Asus P50IJ-SO036X
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5870
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.62kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 84.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)


85% Review Asus P50IJ-SO036X notebook | Notebookcheck
Entry-level office device for professionals? With the P50IJ, Asus has expanded its business range with another model. With a matte display, this system is aimed at long-term usage in the professional daily grind. In terms of performance you can expect practical performance in standard office applications. You can find out how the P50IJ turns out in our tests and how well it meets the demands of a "business device".
82% Test: Asus P50IJ-SO036X
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 69% features: 80% display: 82% mobility: 92% workmanship: 83%
80% Asus P50IJ im Test: Zuverlässiges Office-Notebook mit mattem Display
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%
85% Test Asus P50IJ-SO036X Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 66% display: 84% mobility: 80% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 92%
90% Asus P50IJ-SO036X
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 40% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%


Asus P50IJ-SO176V


Asus P50IJ-SO176VNotebook: Asus P50IJ-SO176V
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section


Asus P50IJ-SO176V
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/17/2011
Rating: performance: 50% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%



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

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

» 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.

T5870: Merom based entry level Core 2 Duo processor without Virtualization and a small level 2 cache.

Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.


Entry to middle class dual core CPU with 1 MB level 2 cache and no virtualization technology. Compared to the Core 2 Duo line, some power saving mechanism are deactivated. 

15.6: 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. However 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.

2.62 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.7 kg:

84.4%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-06-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)