Asus VivoBook U38N-C4015H

Specifications

Asus VivoBook U38N-C4015HNotebook: Asus VivoBook U38N-C4015H (VivoBook U38 Series)
Processor: AMD A-Series A10-4655M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7620G
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus VivoBook U38N-C4015H

80% Asus VivoBook U38N
Source: Digital Trends English
For the same price as an ultrabook, the Asus VivoBook U38N comes with a superb chassis, high enough performance for most users and a top-notch screen (assuming the touchscreen version, which we did not test, offers the same quality). Unfortunately, it has lightweight gaming capabilities and the AMD processor is slightly behind Intel CPUs in terms of battery life and power.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
50% ASUS U38N Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
ASUS knows how to make a stunning notebook, but we don't see the U38N satisfying on-the-go business users. This laptop has a gorgeous 1080p touch display, a comfortable keyboard and decent port spread. However, short battery life and below-average performance compared with similarly priced Intel-powered Ultrabooks make this system a tough sell.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
ASUS VivoBook U38N Review: AMD in a classic ZENBOOK chassis
Source: Slashgear English
With the ASUS VivoBook U38N you’ve got a rather well-rounded solution for your school or everyday home use. With the high-quality audio system and the Full HD picture right in front of your face, you’ll also do well to work with this machine as a home entertainment blaster, especially if you’re the sort of person who doesn’t use a giant TV. If you DO use a giant TV, you’ve also got the option to output via HDMI as well – easy as pie! This is easily one of ASUS’ finest efforts to date, and with AMD under the hood you know you’ll have a unique solution that your best buddy will be interested in fiddling around with. ASUS also works with a collection of their own accessories that work with this notebook, and the manufacturer continues to support their ever-growing line of products with both hardware and software upgrades into the future. Let us know if you’re onboard!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/19/2013

Comment

AMD Radeon HD 7620G: Processor graphics card that is built into the Trinity A10 LV series APUs from AMD. Based on the VLIW4 architecture of the Radeon HD 6900 desktop series.

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.


A10-4655M: LV-Trinity (25 W), 2 modules 2.0 - 2.8 GHz, HD 7620G GPU» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.6 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 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


65%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-02-20 (Update: 2013-02-20)