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Asus UL50AG

Specifications

Asus UL50AGNotebook: Asus UL50AG (UL50 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 550 euro
Average Score: 72.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 62%, performance: 53%, features: 74%, display: - % mobility: 87%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus UL50AG

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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.

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

» 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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6":

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.


2.4 kg:

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.

Asus reviews


72.67%: 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.

Asus UL50A-XX004C
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD

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Stefan Hinum, 2009-12-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)