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Asus X83 Series

Asus X83VMProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
Display: 14.1 inch
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 700, 800 euro
Average Score: 75.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 83%, features: 90%, display: 80%
mobility: 60%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 90%

 

Asus X83VB

Specifications

Asus X83VBNotebook: Asus X83VB
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% Asus X83VB-X2
Source: CNet English

With most of the laptops in our Winter 2009 Retail Review Roundup sporting a fairly uniform set of components and features, any entries that break the mold in a significant way have a good chance of standing out from the crowd. In the crowded Budget category of retail laptops, ranging from $600 to $899, we were pleased to find the $679 Asus X83VB-X2, a 14-inch system notable for its discrete Nvidia GeForce 9300 graphics. Sure, it's no gaming powerhouse, but casual gamers (and World of Warcraft addicts) will appreciate the extra gaming muscle in such an inexpensive laptop. Asus' X83VB-X2 is a pleasant surprise for casual gamers -- a generic-looking budget 14-inch laptop with discrete graphics.


70, Preis 80, Leistung 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80%
76% Asus X83VB-X1
Source: CNet English
A poorly designed keyboard and stiff mouse buttons prevent a higher recommendation for the Asus X83VB-X1, which is an otherwise well-built 14-inch laptop that delivers chart-topping performance for a low price.
(von 10): 7.6, Ausstattung 9, Leistung 8, Mobilität 6
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/05/2008
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 60%

 

Asus X83VM

Specifications

Asus X83VMNotebook: Asus X83VM
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

ASUS X83Vm-X2 User Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
  The ASUS X83 has a bunch of tiny little issues, but no deal-breakers, and for the money it's practically a steal. If you're like me and not at all a fan of the push to 16:9 computer screens (which are being basically forced on us whether we like them or not) then you'll be happy to know the X83 still has a good old 16:10. To me, there are just too many perks for the price to make it anything less than totally worth picking up if you need something portable that you can use for gaming.
Leistung 80, Display 80, Emissionen 90
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2009
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% emissions: 90%
80% Asus X83VM-X1 - Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26 GHz, 14.1-inch TFT
Source: CNet English
The Asus X83VM-X1 is a well-rounded 14-inch mainstream laptop. It boasts a pleasing design (aside from the stiff, loud mouse buttons), and excellent application performance and 3D graphics performance for the money.
(von 10): 8, Ausstattung 9, Leistung 9, Mobilität 6, Verarbeitung gut, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%

 

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

NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS: Compared to the 9300M G, the GS has only 8 unified shaders but a higher clock rate. Therefore, the performance should be similar according to Nvidia. Supports 
Hybrid-SLI (GeForceBoost and HybridPower) with Nvidia 9100M G and PureVideo HD (VP3).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS: Slower clocked 9600M GT and therefore a bit slower and cooler. In conjunction with an 9100M the 9600M GS is able to use HybridPower to save current.

» 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.

T5800: Entry level dual core processor based on the Merom core without Virtualization support and a low maximum temperature.

P8400:

Middle class dual core CPU with a TDP of 25 Watt. For high end gamer the performance could be not sufficient (for class 1 graphic cards).


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


2.6 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

2.6 kg:


75.33%: 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.

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

Sony VAIO VGN-CS11S/Q
GeForce 9300M GS, Core 2 Duo P8400
Sony Vaio VGN-CS11Z/R
GeForce 9300M GS, Core 2 Duo P8400

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-11-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)