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alaTest has collected and analyzed 860 reviews of ASUS K50IJ. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and price also get good views. The energy efficiency and size get mixed comments, while the connectivity and touchpad get negative views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS K50IJ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 200 user reviews of ASUS K50IJ from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the reliability and portability. The usability and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the size.

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87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS K50IJ-X8 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Black)ASUS K50IJ-X8 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Black)

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (

Review Asus K50IJ-SX Notebook


Smart Entry-Level. At first glance, the Asus K50IJ is a stylish a

Relatively strong dual-core processor; Beautiful and quality design; Good value for money ratio

Unfavorably positioned speakers; Highly reflective screen; No digital video output

Sony Vaio BZ is also nice and even has a metal casing and is more powerful, but also a bit more expensive. Also for a little more money, there's the Asus P50IJ, the business twin of K50IJ with matt screen. However the Samsung E251 Esilo is cheaper with...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Matt Elliott (

Asus K50IJ-BNC5 review


The Asus K501J-BCN5 is a member of Best Buy's Next Class program, which elicits feedback from college students about the features they want to see in a laptop. College students told Best Buy they would like a preloaded Office suite, long battery life,...

Solid build quality; long-lasting six-cell battery; comfortable, backlit keyboard; multitouch touch pad; a year of AV protection included.

Next Class features add to the bill; underwhelming preinstalled software; no HDMI.

The Asus K501J-BCN5 serves up long battery life, a backlit keyboard, and a year of AV protection. Unfortunately, these Next Class features add a considerable sum to the price; we like a cheaper yet similarly configured Asus K501J model better.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Matt Elliott (

Asus K50IJ-BBZ5 review


Editors' note: This review is part of our 2010 retail laptop and desktop back-to-school roundup , covering specific fixed configurations of popular systems that can be found in retail stores.

Solid build quality; attractive yet understated design; comfortable keyboard; competitive performance; multitouch touch pad.

No HDMI; a tad on the portly side; slim arrow keys.

The Asus K501J-BBZ5 is a well-built, good-looking budget laptop with enough power for most home users; however, many would-be buyers will bemoan its lack of an HDMI port.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

ASUS K50 Review


The ASUS K50 was a pleasure to use. It offered zippy performance speeds in comparison to similarly priced notebooks, a comfortable keyboard, and lengthy battery life. At $699, though, the K50 is currently $100 more expensive than comparable systems...

Fast data transfer speeds, Solid Wi-Fi performance

No HDMI or eSATA ports, Poor speaker quality

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (



The ASUS K50IJ-C1 is as cheap as a desktop replacement laptop will get without sacrificing too many features or too much performance.

Cheap desktop replacement. Numeric keypad included. Screen's big and bright. Good distance out of the 46Wh battery.

No HDMI-Out. Design's a little boring. Mouse buttons make clicking sounds.

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Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (

ASUS K50IJ Review


The ASUS K50IJ series is one of the latest budget notebooks designed to provide better performance than a netbook and a larger screen for only a modest price increase. Every laptop manufacturer on the market offers a multimedia family PC with a...

Bright, colorful screen ; Nice keyboard ; OK performance for the price

Limited ports ; Limited upgradeability ; Unimpressive touchpad

Most average users won't care about the lack of HDMI, FireWire, eSATA, or ExpressCard. Likewise, most people probably won't care about upgrading the hard drive or the RAM in this laptop. Still, considering what else is available for the same price the...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (

Asus K50IJ-RX05 review


Editors' note: This review is part of our 2009 Retail Laptop and Desktop Back-to-School roundup , covering specific fixed configurations of popular systems that can be found in retail stores.

Subtle, attractive design; comfortable keyboard; very good battery life, performance for its class.

Limited growth potential.

As long as you won't need more than what it already has, the budget-friendly Asus K50IJ-RX05 is money well spent.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Kevin O'Brien (

ASUS G50Vt-X1 Review


The ASUS G50Vt-X1 is an "affordable" gaming notebook available through BestBuy for a low price of $1,249. Priced and configured to compete against other popular notebooks such as the Gateway FX series of notebooks, ASUS is taking aim at this new market...


Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (

ASUS G50V-A1 Review


The G50V is ASUS' latest notebook addition to their Republic of Gamers series brand. It is a high-performance 15.4-inch notebook based on the Intel Centrino 2 platform. Highlights of this portable powerhouse include a top-shelf Nvidia GeForce 9700M-GT...

Gamers in the market for a well-priced 15.4-inch gaming notebook should seriously consider the ASUS G50V-A1. Its flashy design, solid build quality, high performance components, and beautiful screen make it the ideal mobile gaming companion. Excellent...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Michelle Thatcher (

Asus G50V review


With its gamer-friendly design, which includes glowing LEDs on the lid and orange metallic accents on the keyboard deck, the 15.4-inch Asus G50V-A1 seems to take a deliberate stab at the Alienware Area-51 m15x . And by most measures, it's a fatal blow....

Affordable price; attractive case design includes LED lights; 10-key number pad; near-1080p display resolution; combined 500GB of storage space; Express Gate software lets you access media and the Web without booting Windows; laptop comes with external...

Woeful battery life; poor speakers; lacks hardware media controls.

The affordable, gaming-oriented Asus G50V delivers playable frame rates in a portable, 15.4-inch case. If not for a 17-inch gamer from Gateway, we'd say this Asus laptop is an unbeatable value.

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

The ASUS K50IJ notebook is designed to provide a no-frills computing experience to users while on the move. Boasting the muscle to provide cinematic audio and visual enjoyment, users can experience immersive entertainment anytime, anywhere in comfort and style. The ASUS K50IJ notebook sports a 15.6" high definition LED backlit display with a 16:9 golden aspect ratio provides high contrast rate and color saturation. Altec Lansing speakers complemented by SRS Premium Sound technology with virtual surround sound provides high definition audio enjoyment. The ASUS Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) consists of the Power4 Gear Hybrid application and the Energy Processing Unit (EPU). Power4 Gear Hybrid facilitates the deployment and usage of power according to the users' preferences in relation to the specific tasks that they need to perform, while the EPU accurately detects the users' power requirements and makes the necessary power adjustments. By intelligently optimizing both system performance and power efficiency, and combining with a 6-cell battery, the ASUS K50IJ notebook provides up to 6 hours of mobile computing. Designed to provide users with a comfortable mobile computing experience, the ASUS K50IJ notebook features the IceCool design, which boasts cleverly designed and positioned heat vents which keeps the palm rest cool, lower than that of the average human body temperature. ASUS IceCool design keeps temperature at palm rest area low even after long computing hours. ASUS exclusive "Express Gate" enables users to access the Internet, instant messenger, Skype, online games, music, photos and more in 8 seconds when the system is powered on.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3

Dimensions & Weight



Display Surface:Gloss / Matt

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.384 / 0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.384 / 0.5 / 1.024 / 1.792 / 2.304
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS K50IJ

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Mouse / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad/Mouse / Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Color:Black/Bronze black


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n/802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2.2GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Number:T4200/T4400/T5870/T6400/T6500/T6570
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor 900 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor T3000 series for Mobile / Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium

Processor special features

Intel 64:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:35562 / 35568 / 35569 / 36734 / 37034 / 37130 / 37251 / 37253 / 37255 / 37258 / 39311 / 40479 / 40738 / 40739 / 41498 / 42104 / 42109 / 42841
Processor package size:35 / 35 x 35


Installed Size:2GB/3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB/320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500/Intel GMA 4500M/Intel GMA 4500MHD/Intel GMA X4500MHD