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 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.


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.

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» Toshiba Satellite M500-PSMKCA
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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
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» 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

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