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Asus U50 Series

Asus U50F-RBBAG05Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.6kg, 2.8kg
Price: 500, 800 euro
Average Score: 74.6% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 76%, features: 80%, display: 75%
mobility: 63%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 92%, emissions: 90%

 

Asus U50VG

Specifications

Asus U50VGNotebook: Asus U50VG
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 74.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

70% ASUS U50Vg review
Source: PC Advisor English
The ASUS U50Vg notebook is like a 15.6in portable reflecting pool - but without the benefit of ripples. It has an all-over gloss that reflects any lights within its vicinity and you can see yourself in its screen and chassis when you use it, which can be distracting. This 15.6in notebook is quick and has plenty of useful features. In particular, we love its multitouch touchpad. The ASUS U50Vg would make a great desktop replacement, but it's also capable of being transported to work or school and its battery life is quite good.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% ASUS U50Vg notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The ASUS U50Vg notebook is like a 15.6in portable reflecting pool — but without the benefit of ripples. It has an all-over gloss that reflects any lights within its vicinity and you can see yourself in its screen and chassis when you use it, which can be distracting. This 15.6in notebook is quick and has plenty of useful features. In particular, we love its multitouch touchpad. The ASUS U50Vg would make a great desktop replacement, but it's also capable of being transported to work or school and its battery life is quite good.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
75% Asus U50VG
Source: PC Go - 11/09 German
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 80%
83% Asus U50Vg
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 75% display: 75% mobility: 79% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 92% emissions: 90%
Asus U50VG Notebook. Diseño, movilidad y excelencia
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/12/2009
Rating: price: 70%
ASUS U50VG
Source: Hardware.info Dutch NL→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2009
Rating: performance: 70% mobility: 50%
Đánh giá chi tiết Asus U50Vg
Source: Kiến Thức Laptop VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2009
performance: 80%

 

Asus U50F-RBBAG05

Specifications

Asus U50F-RBBAG05Notebook: Asus U50F-RBBAG05
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

75% Asus U50F-RBBAG05
Source: CNet English
A funny thing happened on the way to the store this year: Asus went ahead and produced two very similar-looking, similarly priced and named, but subtly different, laptops for this year's retail roundup. We note this because they both belong in the mainstream category, and they are within $100 of each other. The Asus U50F is one of the best values for an Intel Core i3 laptop we've seen, offering a great all-around package for its price--save for shorter-than-average battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 60%

 

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

NVIDIA GeForce G 105M: Higher clocked 9300M GS and therefore a bit faster. Still manufactured in 65nm. Supports Hybrid-SLI with HybridPower and GeForceBoost (in conjunction with the right Nvidia chipset).

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

» 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.

T6400: Entry level dual core processor based on the Penryn core with only 2 MB level 2 cache and a low clock speed.

Intel Core i3:

330M:

The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.


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


2.6 kg:

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

2.8 kg:


74.6%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)