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Asus VivoBook U38DT-R3001H

Specifications

Asus VivoBook U38DT-R3001H
Asus VivoBook U38DT-R3001H (VivoBook U38 Series)
Processor
AMD A8-4555M 1.6 GHz
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon HD 8550M - 1024 MB, Core: 700 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, DDR3, 9.3.4.0, Enduro
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR3-RAM PC3-12800 (1600 MHz), 2 GB soldered, 2 GB replaceable
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, InfoVision M133NWN1 R1 (IVO0533), TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
AMD A70M
Storage
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm
Soundcard
Realtek ALC269 @AMD Hudson-3 FCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: Headset (combined), Card Reader: MMC,SD,SDHC
Networking
Broadcom 802.11n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19 x 327 x 227 ( = 0.75 x 12.87 x 8.94 in)
Battery
48 Wh, 6570 mAh, 6 cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD (720p)
Additional features
Speakers: 2 (Bang & Olufsen ICEpower), Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Power supply unit: 65 Watts, Notebook bag, Manual, Warranty card, Zip ties, RJ-45 / USB-2.0-adaptor, VGA / Mini-VGA-adaptor, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.55 kg ( = 54.67 oz / 3.42 pounds), Power Supply: 236 g ( = 8.32 oz / 0.52 pounds)
Price
799 Euro

 

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 64%, features: 50%, display: 67% mobility: 58%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 66%, emissions: 86%

Reviews for the Asus VivoBook U38DT-R3001H

84% Review Asus VivoBook U38DT Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Flat beauty. The VivoBook U38DT is a 13-inch subnotebook that is powered by a Trinity processor and the brand new Radeon HD 8550M from AMD. The ultra-thin construction and the precious metal ensure a very nice look. Is it worth the 800 Euros (~$1092)?
Gegenspieler – 13-Zoll-Ultrathin mit AMD-Quadcore im Alu-Dress
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2013
Rating: performance: 50% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 50%
Ultrabook-Konkurrent mit AMD Vision
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: high quality chassis; non-glare display; AMD's "vision" platform; high price
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/18/2013

Comment

AMD Radeon HD 8550M:

Lower-end graphics card based on the GCN Mars architecture. Equipped with DDR3 VRAM and offers a 64-Bit memory interface.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
A8-4555M: ULV-Trinity (19 W), 2 modules 1.6 - 2.4 GHz, HD 7600G GPU» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.55 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


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).


84%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2013-02-19 (Update: 2013-02-19)