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Asus M50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 reviews of Asus M50. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the keyboard and durability. The design and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the portability. Many are critical about the energy efficiency and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus M50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Asus M50 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the touchpad. The portability is also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the size and screen.

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This summary is based on the products: ASUS M50Sv-A1 - Core 2 Duo T9300 LaptopASUS M50Sv-A1 - Core 2 Duo T9300 Laptop

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Shao-Hung Liu (

Review Asus M50V Notebook


Multimedia Talent from Asus. Even after the manufacturer Asus had

Very good and robust workmanship; Ample port connections with a user-friendly arrangement; Blu-Ray drive; Pivotable webcam with an integrated array microphone; Very low surface temperatures; Dual-Mode function of the touchpad

Very high reflective display; Loud cooling under load; Mediocre distribution of the display brightness

The Asus M50V is primarily to be recommended for multimedia users who set value on a compact case which has a clearly arranged display and also plan to often carry their notebook from A to B. Due to the carrying case included in the range of delivery,...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Shao-Hung Liu (

Review Asus M50S Notebook


Multimedia all-rounder. After the Asus M70S and the M51SN, it i

Very good and robust workmanship; Extensive interfaces (HDMI, eSATA) with user friendly alignment; Blu-Ray drive and rotatable webcam with integrated microphone; Large keyboard with separate number pad; Very low surface temperatures; Dual-mode function...

Very short battery life; Strongly reflecting display; Only recovery and driver DVD

The Asus M50S can mainly be recommended for multimedia users, who value a compact case but still want a display with a large working space. The notebook is also easy to transport from place to place, but it should be used near the mains, because the...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Roger Hibbert (

Review: Asus M50Vm-B4


A desktop replacement in the body of a midrange PC, complete with high-end goodies like HDMI, eSATA and even a 10-key number pad. It performs...

Second-best performance in its class after the MacBook Pro. Roomy keyboard. Swiveling webcam can point at the user or out into the world

Autodimmer makes the screen look a little dark in some light situations. Battery life is a middling 1.5 hours

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: ZDNet (

Asus M50Vm


The M50Vm is a great mid-weight laptop, with a few years of longevity in it as well. And at AU$1,999, it's definitely worth a look.

Solid construction, Affordable for what's offered, Good extras

Multimedia touchpad far too easy to accidentally turn on, Video log-on and Splendid modes as useless as ever, 32-bit Windows limits the amount of RAM you can use, Heat exhausts from the left

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (

ASUS M50VM-B2 Review


The ASUS M50VM is a well-built 15.4-inch desktop replacement notebook based on the latest Intel Centrino 2 platform. The M50VM is designed for multimedia enthusiasts and gamers. It features a powerful Core 2 Duo processor, 500GB hard drive, and an...

The ASUS M50VM is an impressive notebook in more ways than one. Strong overall performance and a fantastic display make this a winner among gamers and multimedia enthusiasts. Other high points include excellent warranty coverage, a vast array of...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (



Bundling fast parts and sweet features at a great price makes the ASUS M50Sa-A1 a laptop to watch.

HDMI-out. Stellar performance scores. Basement price. 3GB RAM. Intel Penryn processor.

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Apr, 2008

Expert review by: David (

Asus M50Sv-A1 User Review


Asus recently introduced the M50Sv-A1 personal entertainment laptop, featuring the newest Intel Penryn processor, nVidia's 9 series mobile graphics card, and many other bells and whistles fused together to provide anyone the option for serious gaming...

Gorgeous screen ; Number pad on keyboard ; Ample selection of ports (esp. HDMI and eSATA) ; Minimal fan noise ; Altec Lansing speakers ; Well priced

Below average battery life ; Ports concentrated at front of laptop ; Status lights next to fingerprint reader are very bright (may not affect everyone)

From prior experience with Asus, their customer support is great via telephone. E-mail CS is another story. It is recommended that you call their tech support or your reseller directly if you have problems/issues with your Asus laptop. Asus resellers...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: David Ramli (



A heavy device that packs a strong kick.

Good performance, excellent expandability options, relatively good graphics card

Heavy, no Blu-ray

This is a powerful mid-range all-purpose notebook that is well worth looking at, as long as you can stand carting around a 3kg laptop.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: David Ramli (



A heavy device that packs a strong kick.

Good performance, excellent expandability options, relatively good graphics card

Heavy, no Blu-ray

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: (

Asus M50SV review


The M50Sv is packed with an impressive array of sockets and wireless options. It has four USB2 ports, one of which doubles as an eSATA port for connecting external storage devices without suffering the performance bottleneck that USB can cause.

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications

Bring the M50Sa and enjoy all the digital solutions anytime, anywhere. Enjoy revolutionary entertainment on the go - Intel Core 2 Duo processor in M50Sa enables breakthrough mobile performance, high-definition capabilities and improved battery life. For a comfortable viewing experience, ASUS AI light feature intelligently adjusts panel brightness according to ambient lighting. Whether you are indoors or on the go, the notebook LCD monitor will present images with the best lighting effects without adding strain on the eye. To accommodate the increasing demand for high-definition data storage and true-to life image quality enjoyment, M50Sa with Blu-ray support delivers unmatched picture quality. To provide users more convenience experience, M50Sa adopt numeric keyboard. With the help of numeric keyboards, users can instinctively enter numbers without any hesitate. The built-in WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n ensures wireless Internet access whenever reception is available. The M50Sa provides Bluetooth 2.0 EDR - an enhanced data rate that transmits three times faster than the standard Bluetooth, for increased connectivity and synchronization between digital devices. With the built-in webcam supporting high resolution right out of the box, the M50Sa enables portable video conferencing without the hassle of bringing a bulky camera and tangling cables. Combined with ASUS LifeFrame 3, an exclusive software program for convenient image recording, you can take group photos, film parties, see your pal's face when chatting online and host a video conference.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB/6MB


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Dimensions & Weight



Display Surface:Gloss / Matt

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800/1440 x 900/1680 x 1050
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS M50SA/ASUS M50Sv/ASUS M50Vm

Input Device

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


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.16 / IEEE 802.16e
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / WiMAX/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2.26GHz/2.53GHz/2.5GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor Number:P8400/T8100/T9300/T9400
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series
Processor system type:Up
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:29761 / 33099 / 33916 / 33917 / 35562 / 35568 / 35569 / 35581 / T9300
Processor package size:35


Installed Size:2GB/3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB

Service & Support

Type: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/500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2/Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 3650/NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS/NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS