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Asus UL50 Series

Asus UL50ATProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, NVIDIA GeForce G210M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.367kg, 2.4kg, 2.6kg
Price: 550, 600, 800, 899, 1000 euro
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 25 scores (from 33 reviews)
price: 72%, performance: 68%, features: 76%, display: 62%
mobility: 84%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: 78%

 

Asus UL50AG

Specifications

Asus UL50AGNotebook: Asus UL50AG
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 550 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 72.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

Asus' UL50 15in laptop squeezes in 11 hours of battery life on light use
Source: PC Authority English
A slimline desktop replacement with a mighty battery life, the UL50 could be the laptop you’ve been waiting for. The big question is whether a 15.6in laptop can remain usable with such little raw power, but if your needs are undemanding - and you need superb battery life - this is a fine choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/30/2010
Rating: performance: 40% mobility: 90%
67% Asus UL50AG
Source: PC Pro English
The phrase “slimline desktop replacement” may sound like an oxymoron, but the Asus UL50 is just that. Asus has squeezed a 15.6in display into a chassis that stands just 31mm high, and weighs a modest 2.41kg. From the moment you lay eyes on it, it’s clear the UL50 wants to go toe to toe with the Acer Aspire Timeline 5810T. A slimline desktop replacement with a mighty battery life, the UL50 could be the laptop you've been waiting for.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/31/2009
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 33% performance: 33% features: 83%
71% Asus UL50AG-RBBBK05
Source: CNet English
This year has undoubtedly been defined, if not by Netbooks, then by the growth of affordable thin laptops that shave size--and even optical drives--off in an effort to provide a more portable, larger-screened computer. The design and portability of the Asus UL50AG make it one of the slickest 15.6-inch DVD-drive-equipped laptops we've seen, but an ultralow-voltage processor compromises its computing power.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 71% performance: 60% features: 60% mobility: 80%
80% Asus UL50AG im Test: Alternative zum MacBook Air?
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%

 

Asus UL50VG

Specifications

Asus UL50VGNotebook: Asus UL50VG
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G210M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 79.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

70% Asus UL50Vg - 15.6in Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Naturally, one of the biggest considerations of any CULV laptop is its battery life. Unfortunately the manufacturer’s claims usually need to be taken with hefty pinch of salt, and as ever that proves to be the case here despite the high-capacity eight-cell (5,600mAh, 84Wh) battery. With its UL50Vg, Asus has created an impressive laptop that uses a range of technologies to offer a rare combination of power and portability for a very reasonable price. This makes it even more of a pity that some ill-considered design choices hold it back from a recommendation.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 80%
79% Test: Asus UL50VG-XX003V (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 100% performance: 56% features: 100% display: 83% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 64%
90% Asus UL50VG-XX003V
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 30% ergonomy: 70%
80% Recensione ASUS UL50VG
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 70%

 

Asus UL50Vt-XO037V

Specifications

Asus UL50Vt-XO037VNotebook: Asus UL50Vt-XO037V
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G210M 512 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 899 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 77.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

83% Review Asus UL50Vt Notebook | Notebookcheck
Slim Entertainer! With the UL range, Asus presents new notebooks with an especially slim and elegant design. The new range is divided into three display sizes. The UL30 models are equipped with a 13.3 inch screen and integrated Intel graphic chip set. The next UL80 model size works with a dedicated Nvidia GeForce G 210M graphic and a 14.0 inch display. The UL50 models are also based on the dedicated Nvidia G 210M graphic, but have a 15.6 inch display. The price range of the UL series is between 649 and 899 euro (RRP).
70% Asus UL50VT review
Source: Techradar English
We're very impressed by the UL50VT. The battery life is phenomenal, while the Turbo 33 technology boosts performance to decent levels. While it still can't compete on power with the likes of the Sony, it is still a great laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
82% Asus UL50Vt review
Source: CNet English
The 15.6-inch Asus UL50Vt is a paradox, wrapped in an enigma, obfuscated by a cloud of contradictions. Unlike many laptops of its size, the Asus UL50Vt is gorgeous to look at. It also offers good performance and excellent battery life. If you're looking for a stylish desktop-replacement machine that you'd be proud to take to and from the office, it's definitely worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 82%
75% Asus UL50VT-XO037V (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 88% performance: 45% features: 88% display: 69% mobility: 96% ergonomy: 64%
84% Test Asus UL50Vt-XO037V Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 83% display: 75% mobility: 91% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 81% emissions: 84%
ASUS UL50Vt: утонченная натура с богатой функциональностью
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/16/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%

 

Asus UL50A-XX004C

Specifications

Asus UL50A-XX004CNotebook: Asus UL50A-XX004C
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

82% Test: Asus UL50A-XX004C – Stylishes Design-Notebook für den kleinen Geldbeutel
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 48% features: 72% display: 89% mobility: 97% workmanship: 85%
ASUS UL50A - v tenkém provedení s dlouhou výdrží
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2009
Rating: mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% emissions: 80%

 

Asus UL50VS

Specifications

Asus UL50VSNotebook: Asus UL50VS
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G210M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

60% Asus UL50vs notebook
Source: V3.co.uk English
A decent 15.6in screen notebook with CPU overclocking, but grainy display and high price tag could put off some buyers. The UL50vs is a decent 15.6in screen notebook with slight CPU overclocking capabilities, a nice aesthetic finish, and good graphical display capabilities that the majority of people will find acceptable. However, there are flaws, such as the keyboard being off centre and the resolution of the screen not being anywhere near its potential.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Asus UL50vs notebook
Source: Channel Web English
A decent 15.6in screen notebook with CPU overclocking, but grainy display and high price tag could put off some buyers. The UL50vs is a decent 15.6in screen notebook with slight CPU overclocking capabilities, a nice aesthetic finish, and good graphical display capabilities that the majority of people will find acceptable. However, there are flaws, such as the keyboard being off centre and the resolution of the screen not being anywhere near its potential.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Review: Asus UL50vs notebook
Source: Computing English
A decent 15.6in screen notebook with CPU overclocking, but grainy display and high price tag could put off some buyers. The UL50vs is a decent 15.6in screen notebook with slight CPU overclocking capabilities, a nice aesthetic finish, and good graphical display capabilities that the majority of people will find acceptable. However, there are flaws, such as the keyboard being off centre and the resolution of the screen not being anywhere near its potential.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Asus UL50Vs. CULV en estado de gracia.
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/27/2009
Rating: performance: 90% mobility: 80%
Asus UL50VS – tenký laptop s hliníkovou kapotou
Source: CDR-Hard CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 60% display: 40% mobility: 80% emissions: 80%

 

Asus UL50VF

Specifications

Asus UL50VFNotebook: Asus UL50VF
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G210M 512 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.367kg
Price: 899 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 79.2% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

83% Review Asus UL50VF Optimus Laptop | Notebookcheck
Optim{us/al?} The UL50VF is a 15.6" version of the slim Asus CULV laptops, and is equipped with NVidias "Optimus" which is able to switch graphics cards in the notebooks as needed. The notebook has a long list of great features: long battery life, low system noice, and is very light for a 15 inch laptop. You will find out more about how the UL50VF performed in our tests and what it has to offer in the following in-depth review.
ASUS UL50VF: Optimus in Action
Source: Inside HW English
The specific category that this notebook falls into makes it more difficult to compare it to other models on the market, especially as far as pricing goes. You’re likely to find faster notebooks than this one with a similar price tag, but the advantages offered by this model are currently unique. NVIDIA certainly deserves all possible commendations for its Optimus technology, making it the main contributor to the award bestowed upon this notebook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/13/2010
Rating: price: 70% performance: 70%
ASUS UL50Vf Notebook Review - NVIDIA Optimus Takes the Stage
Source: Legit Reviews English
For the seamless use of discrete NVIDIA graphics, the integration of NVIDIA Optimus in the ASUS UL50Vf creates a perfect match for a notebook and users by only using discrete graphics performance when they need it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/30/2010
performance: 80%
83% Asus UL50Vf
Source: Computer Shopper English
If you value graphics performance (for photo editing, games, and like) as much as you do battery life, Nvidia, in concert with Asus, finally has a solution. The $849 UL50Vf offers solid graphics performance for midrange gamers. The standout part of this laptop, though: Nvidia's Optimus technology, which automatically balances graphics speed and battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 83%
ASUS UL50Vf Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The ASUS UL50Vf is an unremarkable 15-inch notebook with some remarkable technology inside. Nine hours of battery life and the best switchable graphics solution currently on the market make this notebook a very compelling laptop. Unfortunately, the flexible plastic construction, low-resolution display, and a price tag above $800 make this a less than exciting purchase.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2010
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% display: 40% mobility: 90% workmanship: 40%
80% Asus UL50VF-A1
Source: PC Mag English
Intel's consumer ultra-low voltage (CULV) processors were initially used primarily in 13-inch systems like the Asus UL30A-A1 and Toshiba Satellite T135-S1305WH, but they are finding their way into larger laptops now. CULV processors require less cooling, so manufacturers are able to pare down the cooling methods that make other, more powerful laptops bulky and heavy. The Asus UL50VF-A1 is a gorgeous 15-inch laptop runs on a slower-than-average processor, but it can harness the strengths of two graphics cards and a new Nvidia technology.
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 02/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% ASUS UL50VF
Source: Laptop Mag English
Thanks to Nvidia’s smart Optimus technology, the $849 UL50VF-A1 offers both long battery life and graphics muscle. Best of all, this notebook is smart enough switch between integrated and discrete graphics mode based on what you’re doing. We wish ASUS wrapped this technology in a less glossy chassis, but overall the UL50VF-A1 is a strong 15.6-inch notebook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
83% Test Asus UL50VF Optimus Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Asus UL50VF-A1
Source: Jambitz Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS UL50V - takarékosság kompromisszumok nélkül
Source: Mobilport HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2009
Rating: mobility: 80% ergonomy: 50%
ASUS UL50Vf - NVIDIA Optimus v akci
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/18/2010
Rating: mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% emissions: 80%

 

Asus UL50VT-RBBBK05

Specifications

Asus UL50VT-RBBBK05Notebook: Asus UL50VT-RBBBK05
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G210M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 71.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

72% Asus UL50VT-RBBBK05
Source: CNet English
The Asus UL50VT is, in many ways, a full-fledged laptop with a large 15.6-inch screen, a DVD/CD burner, and a dedicated gaming graphics chip from Nvidia. With switchable Nvidia graphics and a thin design, the Asus UL50VT-RBBBK05 sacrifices power for longer battery life, while still managing to be a gaming-capable notebook. For its price, though, you could buy a laptop with a faster Core i3 CPU.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 80%
71% Обзор ноутбука ASUS UL50Vt
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 71% performance: 44% display: 50% mobility: 71% emissions: 55%

 

Asus UL50AT

Specifications

Asus UL50ATNotebook: Asus UL50AT
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Asus UL50AT review
Source: Techradar English
Fantastic mobility and high-speed network access, but build quality is poor Offering fantastic mobility and connectivity, without greatly sacrificing performance or screen size, the UL50AT is ideal for staying productive on the move. Its poor build quality lets it down, however, so carefully consider what is most important to you before buying.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 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.

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.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

NVIDIA GeForce G210M: The GeForce G210M is the successor of the G110M and also possesses 16 shader cores. Because of the 40nm process, the chip is clocked much higher but is still staying in the same power envelope.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

» 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.

SU7300: Slow clocked dual core processor with a low TDP of 10 Watt.


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.


2.367 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.

2.6 kg:


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.

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus UL30VT-A1
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Medion Akoya P7611/MD97288
Pentium Dual Core T4400, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite M500-PSMKCA
Core 2 Duo T6600, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 7736G-663G25Mn
Core 2 Duo T6600, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A500-19X
Core 2 Duo T6600, 16.0", 2.8 kg
» Asus UL80VT-WX007X
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 14.0", 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-CW15FGW
Core 2 Duo T6600, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite U500-178
Core 2 Duo P8700, 13.3", 2 kg
» Asus UL80Vt-A1
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Asus UL80Vt
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Medion P7612 / MD97860
Core 2 Duo T6500, 17.3", 3.4 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Lenovo IdeaPad S510р-59-394781
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4010U
» Lenovo G50-70-59424801
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron 2957U
» Toshiba Satellite L50-B-17C
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4005U
» Asus Transformer Book Flip TP500LN-DN075H
GeForce 840M, Core i7 4510U
» HP 255 G1
Radeon HD 7310, E-Series E1-1500
» Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-11C
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4005U
» Toshiba Satellite L50-B-16C
Radeon R7 M260, Core i7 4500U
» HP Pavilion 15-p020nc Touch Beats Edition
Radeon HD 8510G, A-Series A8-5545M
» HP Envy 15-k051sr
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4510U
» Dell Inspiron 15-3531
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2830
» Asus G551JM-CN102H
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-591G-74LK
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i5 4210H
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-11-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)