SpecificationsNotebook: Asus U50F-RBBAG05 (U50 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 500 euro
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus U50F-RBBAG05
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%
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.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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.