Notebookcheck

Asus UL50VF

Specifications

Asus UL50VFNotebook: Asus UL50VF (UL50 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G210M 512 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.367kg
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.

Asus reviews


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.

Asus UL50VT-RBBBK05
GeForce G210M
Asus UL50VS
GeForce G210M
Asus UL50Vt-XO037V
GeForce G210M
Asus UL50VG
GeForce G210M

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Toshiba Satellite A500-19X
GeForce G210M, Core 2 Duo T6600

Devices with the same GPU

Toshiba Satellite M500-PSMKCA
GeForce G210M, Core 2 Duo T6600, 14.0", 2.4 kg
Asus UL80VT-WX007X
GeForce G210M, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 14.0", 2 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-CW15FGW
GeForce G210M, Core 2 Duo T6600, 14.0", 2.4 kg
Asus UL80Vt-A1
GeForce G210M, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 14.0", 2.2 kg
Asus UL80Vt
GeForce G210M, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 14.0", 2.2 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Asus X555DG
Radeon R5 M320, Carrizo FX-8800P, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501-FJ221H
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Asus N551VW-FY196T
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Asus K751LX-TY077H
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i5 5200U, 17.3", 2.8 kg
Asus A555LF
GeForce 930M, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Asus K550JX-XO032H
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Asus X552WE
Radeon R5 M230, A-Series A4-6210, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Asus X554LJ-XX002D
GeForce 920M, Core i3 5010U, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Asus UX501J-DS71T
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Asus N550JX-CN066H
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Asus K501LX-NB52
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2 kg
Asus G751JL-T7028
GeForce GTX 965M, Core i7 4720HQ, 17.3", 4.3 kg
Asus F555LN-XO010D
GeForce 840M, Core i7 4510U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Asus G551JW-CN080H
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Asus K555LN-DM091D
GeForce 840M, Core i7 4510U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Asus GL552JX-DM120
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Asus GL552JX-CN029D
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i5 4200H, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Current Prices

Amazon.com

$16.65 New US Black Keyboard For ASUS K53 K53E K53S K53U K53Z K53BY K53B K53T K53SV K53SC A52 A52BY A52DE A52Dr A52DY A52F A52JB A52JC A52JE A52JK A52JR A52JT A52JU A52JV A52N ASUS A53 A53E A53E-XE2 A53E-XN1 A53SC A53SD A53SJ A53SK A53SM A53SV A53SV-XE2 A53SV-XN1 A55 A55DR ASUS A72 A72DR A72DY A72F A72JK A72JR A72JT A72JU A73 A73BE A73BR A73BY A73E A73SD A73SJ A73SM A73SV A73TA A73TK B53 B53A B53E B53F B53J B53S B53V B53VC F50 F50GL F50GX F50ML F50N F50Q F50Sf F50Sg F50SL F50SV F50Z F70 F70SL F70Sv G51 G51J G51J3D G51Jx G51VX G53 G53Jg G53JW G53SW G53SX G60 G60J G60JX G60V G60VX G72 G72GX G72JH G73 G73Jh G73JL G73Jw G73Sw K52 K52De K52Dr K52DY K52F K52JB K52Jc K52Je K52JK K52Jr K52JT K52JU K52JV K52N K52S K54 K54C K54D K54H K54HR K54HY K54L K54LY K54S K54SL K55 K55DE K55DR K55N P52 P52F P52Jc P53 P53E P53SJ ASUS R503 R503U U50 U50A U50F U50Vf U50Vg UL50 UL50A UL50Ag UL50AT UL50VF UL50Vg UL50VS UL50VT UL50VX UX50 UX50V VX VX7 VX7SX W90 W90V W90VN W90VP X52 X52BY X52DE X52DR X52DY X52F X52J X52JB X52JC X52JE X52JK X52JR X52JT X52JU X52JV X52N X52Sg X53 X53E X53S X53SK X53SM X53Sv X54 X54C X54H X54HR X54HY X54L X54LY X54XI X55 X55A X55C X55U X55VD X61 X61GX X61Q X61Sf X61SL X61SV X61Z X73 X73E X73S X73SD X73SJ X73Sl X73SM X73SV X75 X75A X75Sv X75U X75VB X75VC X75VD K72 K72Dr K72DY K72F K72JB K72Jk K72Jr K72JT K72JU K72S K73 K73E K73S K73SD K73SJ K73SM K73SV N50 N50A N50E N50Sa N50TE N50TP N50Vc N50Vg N50VM N50Vn N51 N51A N51Te N51Tp N51Vf N51Vg N51Vn ASUS N52 N52D N52DA N52J N52JV N53 N53DA N53Jf N53Jg N53Jl N53Jn N53Jq N53SM N53SN N53SV N53Ta N53TK N60 N60Dp ASUS N61 N61Da N61J N61Ja N61Jq N61Jv N61V N61Vf N61Vg N61Vn N70 N70N N70SV N71 N71J N71Ja N71Jq N71Jv N71V N71Vg N71Vn N73 N73JF N73JG N73Jn N73JQ N73SC N73SD N73SM N73SV N90 N90SC N90SV Series

Pricerunner n.a.

> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Asus > Asus UL50VF
Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-02- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)