Asus X Series

Asus X102BA-BH41TProcessor: AMD A-Series A4-1200, AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-53, Intel Celeron M 520, Intel Core 2 Duo T9300, Intel Pentium Dual Core T3200
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8180, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, ATI Mobility Radeon X2300, ATI Radeon Xpress 1100, ATI Radeon Xpress 200M, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
Display: 10.1 inch, 15.4 inch, 17.1 inch
Weight: 1.1kg, 2.6kg, 2.7kg, 2.8kg, 3.9kg
Price: 400, 600, 700, 800, 1100 euro
Average Score: 74.63% - average
Average of 19 scores (from 27 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 56%, features: 63%, display: 61%
mobility: 48%, workmanship: 66%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 80%

 

Asus X51R

Specifications

Asus X51RNotebook: Asus X51R
Processor: Intel Celeron M 520
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 75.83% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

Asus - X51RL review
Source: IT Reviews English
While the display does suffer from a narrow viewing angle, you really can't moan too much about this well equipped laptop which is a bargain at the asking price.
Display mangelhaft, Ausstattung gut, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/10/2008
Rating: price: 80% features: 80% display: 50%
Will ich Billig?
Source: c't - 16/08 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 08/15/2008
Rating: performance: 50% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 30% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 90%
Tele2 & UPC Notebooktest
Source: e-media - 9/08 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 03/15/2008
84% Sparbook
Source: Computerbild - 8/08 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 03/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 90% performance: 50% emissions: 80%
80% Asus X51R-AP167D - Eine dicke Core-2-Duo CPU für wenig Geld?
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% features: 10% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 70%
58% Test: Asus X51R-AP134C (Notebook) - Das Geiz-Notebook
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/30/2007
Rating: Total score: 58% performance: 58% features: 68% display: 64% mobility: 38% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 80%
Sparfüchse unterwegs
Source: c't - 25/07 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 11/16/2007
Rating: performance: 40% display: 50% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%
82% Asus X51R-AP003A
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 90% display: 50%
70% Bürokraft für Sparfüchse
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/01/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 30% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%
81% Test Asus X51R Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/29/2007
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 62% display: 88% mobility: 69% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 79%

 

Asus X50R

Specifications

Asus X50RNotebook: Asus X50R
Processor: Intel Celeron M 520
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress 200M 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

72% Sparbücher bis 750 Euro
Source: Connect - 2/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 80% mobility: 40%
83% Asus X50R-AG268P
Source: Computerbild - 26/07 German
Single Review, , Short, Date: 12/28/2007
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 90% performance: 85% features: 77% display: 85% mobility: 77% ergonomy: 77% emissions: 89%
Preiswerter Notebook-Einstieg
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 11-12/07 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/10/2007
Rating: price: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60% emissions: 80%
82% Not-Bücher
Source: TV Movie Multimedia - 9/07 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/29/2007
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 80% performance: 40% workmanship: 80%
Schneller Dual-Core-Prozessor und nicht spiegelndes Display
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/14/2007
Rating: price: 100% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 60% mobility: 50% emissions: 50%

 

Asus X50V

Specifications

Asus X50VNotebook: Asus X50V
Processor: Intel Celeron M 520
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon X2300 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Konkurrenz für Aldi?
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/17/2007
performance: 70%
60% Asus X50V Superstar AP048C
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2007
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 30% features: 70% display: 30% mobility: 30% ergonomy: 50%

 

Asus X72SA

Specifications

Asus X72SANotebook: Asus X72SA
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% ASUS X72SA-7S017C HD3650
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 90%

 

Asus X50N

Specifications

Asus X50NNotebook: Asus X50N
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-53
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 81.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Asus X50n
Source: Techradar English
In terms of performance, this is clearly a budget laptop. The use of an AMD Turion 64 Mobile X2 processor and 2048MB of memory resulted in a MobileMark 2007 score of 111, which is less than half of what can be expected from the latest processors. However, for word processing, using the internet and basic office tasks, this machine is more than usable. At this price, manufacturers tend to keep extras to a minimum, but you'll find a DVD rewriter fitted, as well as a webcam. Ports are kept to a minimum, but with four USB ports, ExpressCard, SD-card slot and VGA-port, you'll be able to add sufficient peripherals. There is also a Wi-Fi switch, so you'll be able to preserve battery life when wireless LAN is not required.
4 von 5, Verarbeitung gut, Display sehr gut, Ausstattung gut, Leistung schlecht, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 40% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
83% Sparbook
Source: Computerbild - 8/08 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 03/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 90% performance: 50%

 

Asus X51L

Specifications

Asus X51LNotebook: Asus X51L
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T3200
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 X51L (Model)

Average Score: 71.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

63% Minipreis-Laptops
Source: Chip.de - 2/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 63% price: 80% performance: 52% features: 71% display: 79% mobility: 52% ergonomy: 66%
80% ASUS X51L-AP173D
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 10% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 70%

 

Asus X102BA-BH41T

Specifications

Asus X102BA-BH41TNotebook: Asus X102BA-BH41T
Processor: AMD A-Series A4-1200
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8180
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 X102BA-BH41T (Model)

Average Score: 67.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

70% Asus X102B review
Source: Pocket Lint English
If you are after the latest and greatest Windows 8 laptop then the Asus X102B can't claim to be that. But it does deliver for the budget and, in our view, wins compared to a Chromebook solution. The Asus X102B is a solid small-scale laptop that's affordable and capable for the basics. The only reason it doesn't score higher is because we're not convinced a laptop such as this is the best solution these days.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
40% Asus X102BA review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Asus X102BA is certainly very cheap, but you shouldn’t buy this laptop when the superior Asus Transformer Book T100 is just £60 more. With its slow processor, long loading times and poor screen, the X102BA is both frustrating and time-consuming to use. If you really want a cheap touchscreen laptop, the Asus Transformer Book T100 is a much better buy. Otherwise you're better off with a £200 Chromebook such as the Acer C720.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 40%
80% Asus X102BA review: A budget touchscreen Windows 8 laptop for less than £300
Source: Techradar English
At this price point, the Asus XB102BA is surprisingly good. We fully expected a similar performance to that of its closest rival, the HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11, but it betters it in almost every respect – its in-Windows performance is better, the screen is superior and it's much lighter too. It's not the ideal option for business users, but for students or young kids this is almost the perfect device, thanks to its ability to function as both tablet and useable laptop when needed.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 60% features: 100% workmanship: 60%
80% Asus X102BA review: modest performance even for a budget laptop, but still good value for money
Source: PC Advisor English
The Asus X102BA only offers modest performance, but could still be good value for money. Its screen and build quality are above average for a cheap Windows laptop, and added extras such MS Office mean that it provides a basic, but functional laptop at a very competitive price. Battery life needs to double though to keep up with modern laptops and tablets.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 40% features: 70% workmanship: 60%
Recenzja Asus X102BA (10,1" Dotykowy, AMD A4-1200, AMD Radeon HD 8180)
Source: Notebooktest.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Nice and quite robust case; full-size, well-spaced ports; comfortable keyboard; good speakers and microphone; excellent cooling system. Negative: Poor CPU performance; low contrast display; narrow opening angle of the display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/12/2014

 

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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.

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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

ATI Radeon Xpress 1100: The successor of the Xpress M200 integrated shared memory graphic card is based on a x300 core. Aero Glass should run fluently on the card.

ATI Radeon Xpress 200M: ATI Radeon Xpress 200M is the shared memory integrated graphic card from ATI based on a X300 core. In general it is a bit faster than the Intel GMA 950 graphic core.

NVIDIA GeForce 7000M: It is an integrated (shared memory) graphic card, inserted in nForce 610M, for laptops with AMD processors (socket S1).

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon X2300: Renamed X1350 graphics chip and, therefore, only DirectX 9 capable.

AMD Radeon HD 8180: Integrated graphics card of the AMD A4-1200 APU ("Temash"). Based on the GCN architecture, offers 128 shader units and is clocked at 225 MHz.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650: The Hd 3650 is a middle class graphics card (in 2008) and compareable to an 8600M GT GPU from Nvidia. It is fabricated in 55nm process and due to Avivo video engine the graphic card can support the processor with several video operations (HD video too).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Celeron M: It is a Pentium M with halved level 2 Cache and limited on FSB 400. The characteristic of this processor is the speed, which is hardly slower than an equivalent Pentium M. However it can change the speed not dynamically like the Pentium M and therefore needs without load more current.
It is also available as Low Voltage Version with very small current consumption.

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.

T9300:

The T9300 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and similar to the T9400 but with a lower FSB.

AMD Athlon 64 X2:

Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.

T3200: Entry-level dual core processor with a slow performance due to the old Merom core and a small level 2 cache.

AMD A-Series:

A4-1200: Dual-core APU for ultraportables and tablets, codenamed Temash. Based on the Jaguar architecture. Integrates a Radeon HD 8180 graphics card.


10.1: The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it 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. It is difficult to use high resolutions.

15.4: 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. 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.

17.1: Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.

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


1.1 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

3.9 kg:

This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


74.63%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

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

» HP Compaq Presario F750us
Athlon 64 X2 TK-55

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Medion E6239T
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3510
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-10
Radeon HD 6750M, Core i7 2675QM
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-02 (MC721LL/A)
Radeon HD 6490M, Core i7 2635QM
» Apple Macbook Pro 15 inch 2011-02
Radeon HD 6750M, Core i7 2720QM
» LG Haier R450
Mirage 3 671MX, Pentium Dual Core T4400
» Gigabyte Q1580M
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6500
» ZAReason Verix
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 620M
» HP Pavilion dv5t
GeForce 8600M GT, Core 2 Duo T9400
» Toshiba Satellite L300-2C7
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core T4300
» MSI GX640-098US
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 430M
» Sony Vaio VPC-B11V9EB
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 520M
» HP Compaq 6730b
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T9600
» MSI GX640-i5447LW7P
Mobility Radeon HD 5850, Core i5 430M
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch i7 2010-04
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 620M
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2010-04
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 520M
» Lenovo ThinkPad R500
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Celeron Dual-Core T3000
» Fujitsu Esprimo Mobile V6535
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core T4200
» MSI GX640
Mobility Radeon HD 5850, Core i7 720QM
» Gateway M-6864 FX
Mobility Radeon HD 2600, Core 2 Duo T5750
» Zoostorm 3389-2410
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6600
» MSI GT640-030UK
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 720QM
» MSI GT640-i7247W7P
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 720QM
» MSI GT640
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 720QM
» Lenovo ThinkPad W500
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo T9400
» Acer Extensa 5230E-901G16
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Celeron M 900
» Asus M51a
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6400

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-08- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)