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Asus U40 Series

Asus U40SProcessor: Intel Core i5 2430M, Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Display: 14.00 inch, 14.10 inch
Weight: 2kg
Average Score: 95% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 100%, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: 100%

 

Asus U40SD

Specifications

Asus U40SDNotebook: Asus U40SD
Processor: Intel Core i5 2430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Display: 14.10 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 U40SD (Model)

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Average Score: 91% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

91% 13.3인치 사이즈로 누리는 14.1인치 표준 노트북의 편리함 - 아수스 U40SD (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/14/2012
Rating: Total score: 91%
13.3인치 사이즈로 누리는 14.1인치 표준 노트북의 편리함 - 아수스 U40SD (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/02/2012

 

Asus U40S

Specifications

Asus U40SNotebook: Asus U40S
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Pricecompare

Average Score: 99% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

99% Teszt: ASUS U40S – Megfizethető minőség
Source: Wikitech HU→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 99% price: 100% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%

 

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.


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M: Entry level graphics card based on the new GF119 chip with a 64 Bit memory bus or on the GF108 with 128 Bit memory bus but lower clock rates. 

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


Intel Core i5:

2430M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.4 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.7-3 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

2520M: Dual-core Sandy Bridge processor with integrated graphics and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

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


14.00:

14 inch display size represents a middle ground between the small subnotebook formats and the screens of the standard 15 inch laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, provides good resolutions with usable detail sizes, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact. 

In the past, 14-inch devices were very rare, but now they are the standard for laptops after the 15-inchers. 

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


No weight comment found (one expected)!


95%: This rating is indeed excellent. There are not many models that are rated better. This can definitely be seen as a purchase recommendation.

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

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Stefan Hinum, 2013-06-18 (Update: 2013-06-18)