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Asus VivoBook U38 Series

Asus VivoBook U38N-C4010HProcessor: AMD A-Series A10-4655M, AMD A-Series A8-4555M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7600G, AMD Radeon HD 7620G, AMD Radeon HD 8550M
Display: 13.30 inch
Weight: 1.533kg, 1.55kg, 1.6kg
Price: 799, 900 euro
Average Score: 75.14% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 13 reviews)
performance: 59%, features: 50%, display: 79%, mobility: 68%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 83%

 

Asus VivoBook U38DT-R3001H

Specifications

Asus VivoBook U38DT-R3001HNotebook: Asus VivoBook U38DT-R3001H
Processor: AMD A-Series A8-4555M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8550M 1024 MB
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.55kg
Price: 799 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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84% Review Asus VivoBook U38DT Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Flat beauty. The VivoBook U38DT is a 13-inch subnotebook that is powered by a Trinity processor and the brand new Radeon HD 8550M from AMD. The ultra-thin construction and the precious metal ensure a very nice look. Is it worth the 800 Euros (~$1092)?

Foreign Reviews

Gegenspieler – 13-Zoll-Ultrathin mit AMD-Quadcore im Alu-Dress
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2013
Rating: performance: 50% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 50%
Gegenspieler – 13-Zoll-Ultrathin mit AMD-Quadcore im Alu-Dress
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2013
Rating: performance: 50% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 50%
Ultrabook-Konkurrent mit AMD Vision
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN Archive.org version
Positive: high quality chassis; non-glare display; AMD's "vision" platform; high price
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/18/2013
Ultrabook-Konkurrent mit AMD Vision
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN Archive.org version
Positive: high quality chassis; non-glare display; AMD's "vision" platform; high price
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/18/2013

 

Asus VivoBook U38N-C4015H

Specifications

Asus VivoBook U38N-C4015HNotebook: Asus VivoBook U38N-C4015H
Processor: AMD A-Series A10-4655M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7620G
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 VivoBook U38N-C4015H (Model)

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Average Score: 65% - average

Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Asus VivoBook U38N
Source: Digital Trends English Archive.org version
For the same price as an ultrabook, the Asus VivoBook U38N comes with a superb chassis, high enough performance for most users and a top-notch screen (assuming the touchscreen version, which we did not test, offers the same quality). Unfortunately, it has lightweight gaming capabilities and the AMD processor is slightly behind Intel CPUs in terms of battery life and power.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
50% ASUS U38N Review
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
ASUS knows how to make a stunning notebook, but we don't see the U38N satisfying on-the-go business users. This laptop has a gorgeous 1080p touch display, a comfortable keyboard and decent port spread. However, short battery life and below-average performance compared with similarly priced Intel-powered Ultrabooks make this system a tough sell.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
ASUS VivoBook U38N Review: AMD in a classic ZENBOOK chassis
Source: Slashgear English Archive.org version
With the ASUS VivoBook U38N you’ve got a rather well-rounded solution for your school or everyday home use. With the high-quality audio system and the Full HD picture right in front of your face, you’ll also do well to work with this machine as a home entertainment blaster, especially if you’re the sort of person who doesn’t use a giant TV. If you DO use a giant TV, you’ve also got the option to output via HDMI as well – easy as pie! This is easily one of ASUS’ finest efforts to date, and with AMD under the hood you know you’ll have a unique solution that your best buddy will be interested in fiddling around with. ASUS also works with a collection of their own accessories that work with this notebook, and the manufacturer continues to support their ever-growing line of products with both hardware and software upgrades into the future. Let us know if you’re onboard!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/19/2013

 

Asus VivoBook U38N-C4004H

Specifications

Asus VivoBook U38N-C4004HNotebook: Asus VivoBook U38N-C4004H
Processor: AMD A-Series A10-4655M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7620G 1024 MB
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.533kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 81% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

83% Review Update Asus VivoBook U38N-C4004H Notebook | Notebookcheck
IPS update. Do you want to attract envious looks? Everybody's got a MacBook Air? Asus' sleek dandy is available starting at a low 900 Euros (~$1188). Now even with a quad-core processor and color-intensive IPS display in Full HD. Do we now know the bliss of satisfaction?

Foreign Reviews

81% Asus U38N-C4004H
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 50% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 90%
81% Asus U38N-C4004H
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 50% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 90%

 

Asus VivoBook U38N-C4010H

Specifications

Asus VivoBook U38N-C4010HNotebook: Asus VivoBook U38N-C4010H
Processor: AMD A-Series A8-4555M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7600G
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 67% - average

Average of 1 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

Recenze: ASUS U38N - s AMD do vybavených tenkých notebooků
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good mechanical processing; higher performance integrated graphics; convenient backlit keyboard. Negative: Noisy cooling system; touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2013
67% Asus VivoBook U38N
Source: Dinside NO→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 67%
Asus Vivobook U38N
Source: SweClockers SV→EN Archive.org version
Positive: High resolution and bright touch screen; solid build quality; good keyboard. Negative: Very glossy screen; low battery life in its class; low performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2013
Asus VivoBook U38N
Source: Itsvet HR→EN Archive.org version
Positive: High quality Full HD multitouch screen; excellent AMD platform; superb build quality.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/22/2013

 

Comment

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).


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

AMD Radeon HD 8550M:

Lower-end graphics card based on the GCN Mars architecture. Equipped with DDR3 VRAM and offers a 64-Bit memory interface.

AMD Radeon HD 7620G: Processor graphics card that is built into the Trinity A10 LV series APUs from AMD. Based on the VLIW4 architecture of the Radeon HD 6900 desktop series.

AMD Radeon HD 7600G: Processor graphics card that is built into the Trinity A8 ULV series APUs from AMD. Based on the VLIW4 architecture of the Radeon HD 6900 desktop series.

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


AMD A-Series:

A8-4555M: ULV-Trinity (19 W), 2 modules 1.6 - 2.4 GHz, HD 7600G GPU

A10-4655M: LV-Trinity (25 W), 2 modules 2.0 - 2.8 GHz, HD 7620G GPU

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


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


1.533 kg:

This weight is typical for very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.

1.6 kg:


75.14%: 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.

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Stefan Hinum, 2013-02-20 (Update: 2013-02-20)