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Asus UL50VF

Specifications

Asus UL50VF
Asus UL50VF (UL50 Series)
Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 1.3 GHz @ 1.733 GHz (Intel Core 2 Duo)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce G210M - 512 MB, Core: 625 MHz, Memory: 790 MHz, DDR3, 186.88
Memory
4096 MB 
, Hynix, 2x 2048 MB, DDR3-8500
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, Color-Shine, LED-backlight, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel GS45
Storage
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9320325AS, 320 GB 
, 5400 rpm
Soundcard
Realtek ALC269 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphones plug, microphone plug, Card Reader: SD, MMC, MS, MS-Pro, xD, RJ-45
Networking
Atheros AR8131 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10MBit), Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n)
Optical drive
Matshita DVD-RAM UJ892AS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 26 x 386 x 259 ( = 1.02 x 15.2 x 10.2 in)
Battery
84 Wh Lithium-Ion, 8-cell battery, 14.4 Volt
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0,3 Megapixel
Additional features
Laptop, power adapter with power cable, cable manager, 8-cell battery, user manual, drivers, software & recovery DVD, manuals, guarantee card, Power4Gear Hybrid, LifeFrame, MultiFrame, ..., 24 Months Warranty, 12 months guarantee for battery, 2 weeks 0 dead-pixel insurance, optional accessories: battery, power adapter, bags, mice
Weight
2.367 kg ( = 83.49 oz / 5.22 pounds), Power Supply: 340 g ( = 11.99 oz / 0.75 pounds)
Price
899 Euro

 

Average Score: 79.83% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 55%, performance: 78%, features: 74%, display: 56% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 68%, ergonomy: 66%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Asus UL50VF

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.


2.367 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.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


79.83%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Stefan Hinum, 2010-02- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)