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Asus M70VN

Specifications

Asus M70VN
Asus M70VN (M70 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT - 1024 MB, Core: 550 MHz, Memory: 400 MHz, nvlddmkm 7.15.11.7605 (ForceWare 176.05) /Vista
Memory
4092 MB 
, DDR-2
Display
17.1 inch 16:10, 1440x900 pixel, WXGA+ glare TFT, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel PM45
Storage
2x 250 GB - 5400 rpm, 250 GB 
, 5400 rpm, Seagate ST9250320AS
Soundcard
Realtek ALC663 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 Express Card 54mm, 4 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Infrared, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: Headphones, Microphone, S/PDIF, Card Reader: 1
Networking
Realtek RTL8168C/8111C Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 1
Optical drive
Matshita DVD-RAM UJ870QJ
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 39 x 298 x 410 ( = 1.54 x 11.73 x 16.14 in)
Battery
75 Wh Lithium-Ion, 14,8 Volt, 74,88 Wh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit
Additional features
Carrying bag, Mouse, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
4 kg ( = 141.1 oz / 8.82 pounds), Power Supply: 450 g ( = 15.87 oz / 0.99 pounds)
Price
1500 Euro

 

Average Score: 87.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 83%, features: 69%, display: 69% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 74%

Reviews for the Asus M70VN

86% Review Asus M70V Notebook | Notebookcheck
Infusion Reloaded. Following the Asus M50V, the much anticipated M70V finally became available but will it be able to compete with other well known manufacturers? The “inner workings” of the M70V distinguishes itself from its predecessor, the M50V model, by being built with a Core 2 Duo P8600 with 2.4 GHz. However, even with a 17-inch screen, the M70V has been downgraded to 1440x900, compared to the M50V’s 15-inch screen displaying 1680x1050 pixels.
86% Test Asus M70V Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 89% display: 83% mobility: 70% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 81%
90% ASUS M70VN-7S066C
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 40% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 60%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT: The GeForce 9650M GT is a higher clocked 9600M GT but because of the die shrink from 65nm to 55nm the current consumption stays the same. The performance of the higher clocked chip should be up to 20% faster than the 9600M GT. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » 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.
P8600:

Fast but still not overpriced dual core CPU. For most games and multimedia applications sufficient and due to the 25W TDP even for smaller notebooks useable.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
17.1":

This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

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.
4 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 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).


87.33%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2008-12- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)