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Asus K72 Series

Asus K72F-TY016VProcessor: AMD Athlon II P320, AMD Phenom II X3 N830, Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 17.30 inch
Weight: 3.1kg, 3.168kg, 3.3kg
Price: 500, 690, 700, 800, 900, 1000 euro
Average Score: 75.57% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 75%, features: 66%, display: 70%, mobility: 69%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 86%

 

Asus K72JK-TY001V

Specifications

Asus K72JK-TY001VNotebook: Asus K72JK-TY001V
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145 1024 MB
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixels
Weight: 3.168kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 80.67% - good

Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

Reviews

82% Review Asus K72JK-TY001V Notebook | Notebookcheck
Bread and Butter. Asus' mainstream models are labeled K-series. They are supposed to satisfy the average computer needs. Barely any connections, little performance and an average display? Read if we can recommend the 17 incher at hand.

Foreign Reviews

80% Test: ASUS K72JK-TY001V
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 90%
80% Test: ASUS K72JK-TY001V
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 90%
80% Asus K72JK-TY001V
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 40% display: 40% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
80% Asus K72JK-TY001V
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 40% display: 40% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
82% Test Asus K72JK-TY001V Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 84% display: 82% mobility: 75% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 87%
82% Test Asus K72JK-TY001V Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 84% display: 82% mobility: 75% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 87%

 

Asus K72JR-TY025V

Specifications

Asus K72JR-TY025VNotebook: Asus K72JR-TY025V
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixels
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 60% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

60% Asus K72JR-TY025V
Source: 01Net French FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Asus K72F

Specifications

Asus K72FNotebook: Asus K72F
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixels
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 690 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 K72F (Model)

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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Reviews

70% Asus K72F review
Source: CNet English Archive.org version

If you want a laptop with a large screen, but your budget is tight, this 17-inch Asus K72F might fit the bill. Our review model was supplied by Laptops Direct, where it's available for £559.84 -- a pretty attractive price tag for a model with this screen size. It´s not the most exciting laptop around, but the Asus K72F offers a large screen and good performance at a low-ish price.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Asus K72F-TY011V

Specifications

Asus K72F-TY011VNotebook: Asus K72F-TY011V
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixels
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Reviews

70% Asus K72F-TY011V review
Source: Techradar English Archive.org version
The wide chassis leaves plenty of room for the isolation-style keyboard which comfortably includes a separate numeric keypad. While the keyboard doesn't span the whole width of the chassis, the keys are still well-sized and firmly mounted. The touchpad is also generously sized and responsive, making it easy to use.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Asus K72F-A1

Specifications

Asus K72F-A1Notebook: Asus K72F-A1
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixels
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Pricecompare

Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

70% Asus K72F
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%

 

Asus K72DR-Ty056V

Specifications

Asus K72DR-Ty056VNotebook: Asus K72DR-Ty056V
Processor: AMD Athlon II P320
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixels
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 81% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

81% Geht's auch 'ne Nummer größer
Source: Computerbild - 24/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 77% features: 80% display: 85% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 85%
81% Geht's auch 'ne Nummer größer
Source: Computerbild - 24/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 77% features: 80% display: 85% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 85%

 

Asus K72DR-A1

Specifications

Asus K72DR-A1Notebook: Asus K72DR-A1
Processor: AMD Phenom II X3 N830
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Pricecompare

Average Score: 60% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Reviews

60% ASUS K72DR-A1 17.3-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English Archive.org version

Those looking for an affordable high definition media platform will be well pleased with the features on the AMD based ASUS K72DR-A1. With a price tag under $1000, the system offers a nice balance of performance and features including a very comfortable keyboard. There are some big drawbacks to the laptop though including a display that doesn't support full 1080p, below average battery life and a lack of many peripheral connectors.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Asus K72F-TY016V

Specifications

Asus K72F-TY016VNotebook: Asus K72F-TY016V
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixels
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Pricecompare

 

Foreign Reviews

Asus K72F-TY016V
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2011
Rating: performance: 50% features: 50% display: 40% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%

 

Comment

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.

Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.

Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.

Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.


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

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145: The 5145 is a renamed Mobility Radeon HD 4570 with slightly higher clock rates. Therefore it has no DirectX 11 support and a performance between the 4570 and 5470.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470: Entry level DirectX 11 chip with GDDR5 support but only 80 shader cores. Supports Eyefinity (up to 4 monitors) and 8-ch HD audio over HDMI. Performance on par with the old GeForce 8600M GT.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

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


Intel Core i3:

350M:

The Core i3-350M is technically a Core i5-430M without the Turbo Boost overlocking feature. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.26 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

AMD Athlon II:

P320: Entry level dual core processor for 13"+ laptops featuring a DDR3 memory controller.

AMD Phenom II X3:

N830: Mobile 3-core laptop processor based on the desktop Athlon II X3.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


3.1 kg:

A laptop with this weight is comparatively heavy and less designed for mobility than for use at the desk. Therefore, the devices tend to shine less with battery life than with a large screen and higher performance.

3.3 kg:


75.57%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

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

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

Samsung R730-JB04
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Pentium P6100
HP Pavilion G7-1080ED
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 480M
HP G72-a10SA
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Pentium P6000
MSI CR720-094XEU
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 370M
Dell Inspiron 17R-1695MRB
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 480M

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

HP Pavilion g7-1033cl
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 380M, 2.8 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Toshiba Satellite C660-1JL
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 380M, 15.60", 2.3 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA607J
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i7-13650HX, 16.00", 2.27 kg
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JYR, RTX 4080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i9-14900HX, 16.00", 2.65 kg
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA607PV
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, Dragon Range (Zen 4, Ryzen 7045) R9 7845HX, 16.00", 2.27 kg
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 OLED GA403UV
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, Hawk Point (Zen 4/4c, Ryzen 8040) R9 8945HS, 14.00", 1.5 kg
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 GU605MY
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, Intel Meteor Lake-H Ultra 9 185H, 16.00", 1.95 kg
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 GU605MZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, Intel Meteor Lake-H Ultra 9 185H, 16.00", 1.95 kg
Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED N6506
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, Intel Meteor Lake-H Ultra 9 185H, 15.60", 1.8 kg
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JYR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i9-14900HX, 16.00", 2.65 kg
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 M6500XV
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, Phoenix (Zen 4, Ryzen 7040) R9 7940HS, 15.60", 1.75 kg
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 2024 GA403U
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Hawk Point (Zen 4/4c, Ryzen 8040) R9 8945HS, 14.00", 1.478 kg
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Intel Meteor Lake-H Ultra 7 155H, 16.00", 1.817 kg
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i9-14900HX, 18.00", 3.1 kg
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZC, i5-12500H
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-P i5-12500H, 15.60", 2.72 kg
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VV, i5-13500H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-H i5-13500H, 14.50", 1.6 kg
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-H i7-13700H, 14.50", 1.75 kg
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402NU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, Rembrandt (Zen 3+) R7 7735HS, 14.00", 1.72 kg
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, Dragon Range (Zen 4, Ryzen 7045) R9 7945HX, 16.00", 2.67 kg
Asus ZenBook Pro 16X OLED UX7602
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-H i9-13905H, 16.00", 2.2 kg
Asus VivoBook Pro 16 OLED K6602V
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-H i9-13900H, 16.00", 1.9 kg
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VV, i7-13700H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-H i7-13700H, 14.50", 1.6 kg
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Phoenix (Zen 4, Ryzen 7040) R9 7940HS, 14.00", 1.72 kg
Asus VivoBook Pro 16X K6604JV
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i9-13980HX, 16.00", 1.9 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2010-05- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)