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ASUS K50IJ

ASUS K50IJ
alaScore 85

947 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 947 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the keyboard and battery. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the touchpad.

price, performance, screen, battery, keyboard

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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Amazon.com review summary for ASUS K50IJ

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 301 user reviews of ASUS K50IJ from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

value for money, performance, screen, keyboard, portability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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-XA1 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Black)ASUS K50IJ-X3 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop - Black

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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...

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Asus G50V

 

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.

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

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Asus K50IJ-BNC5

 

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.

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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

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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...

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Asus K50IJ-RX05

 

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.

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Asus G50VT

 

Asus' G50Vt rolls an impressive array of hardware into a bulky-but-inexpensive package, with a heavy-handed dose of flair smeared on top. While the style might not be for everyone, and battery life makes its wall adapter an essential umbilical cord for...

Screaming performance; reasonable price; lots of inputs/outputs

Poor battery life; very large and heavy; loud styling; mediocre sound

the Asus G50Vt delivers many times over in sheer speed and performance.

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ASUS G50V

 

The ASUS G50V is a strong gaming system that won't break your budget or your back.

Although the ASUS G50V's scores are very good for a 15.4-inch notebook, customers should think seriously about the Gateway P-7811FX, which has better raw performance scores and costs s scores are very good for a 15.4-inch notebook, customers should...

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ASUS G50V Review

 

Although the ASUS G50V's scores are very good for a 15.4-inch notebook, customers should think seriously about the Gateway P-7811FX, which has better raw performance scores and costs $300 less while delivering a larger display. While the Gateway is...

Aggressive styling, 3-inch LCD displays system stats, Good gaming performance, Comfortable keyboard

More expensive than similar systems, Slow boot time

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Asus G50vt- X1

 

Welcome to the review of the Best Buy Asus G50vt –X1. This unit packs in some impressive features and hardware specifications for the price range, that's for sure! Not only that, but it's got some really interesting looks, giving the old Alienware...

Well, here it is. My conclusion statement. I’d like to state that even being a reviewer, I’m sometimes torn between what I feel should be a part of a gaming unit vs. what is available to consumers. With that said, I do feel you are getting a lot of...

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

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.1in/10.2in
Height:1.3in/1.4in
Weight:5.7lbs/6lbs
Width:14.6in/14.8in

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:A1/A2B/B1/C1/C2B/E2B/F1B/G1B/H1/RX05
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS K50IJ

Input Device

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

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Bronze black

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Type:DVD

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

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2.2GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T4200/T4400/T5870/T6400/T6500/T6570
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty

Software

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

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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