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Asus M50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the build quality and performance. The keyboard and design also get good opinions. Many are negative about the resolution and energy efficiency. The size and sound get mixed opinions.

value for money, design, keyboard, performance, build quality

screen, portability, battery, energy, resolution

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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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,...

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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...

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Workhorse Notebook Comes Fully Loaded

 

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 like a desktop,

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

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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...

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Amazon review summary for Asus M50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Asus M50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

portability, value for money, touchpad

performance, screen

0% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

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Exellent computer!!!

 

the Laptop bag that it comes with is very sharp and looks professional. battery doesn't last long, only because it uses a lot of power to run the 512 3d card and the 2.5 gigahert cpu.

I've owned this lappy for about 9 months and the performance is still great. The price is still great for what you get. I'm definitely buying from asus again

The chrome around the touchpad started to chip off a little... thats about it, runs great still and im still very pleased with it

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Great laptop

 

A good value for the price I paid ($999)! On a full charge I get about 2 hours worth of net surfing in before the battery goes out. That's with the default power settings the laptop ships with. If your trackpad seems jumpy and unresponsive be sure to...

This is a nice piece of equipment. It started like a charm, the screen is nice and clear with no dead pixels. Vista is snappy. Office 2007 runs well. I have no problems with the wireless whatsoever ; If you don't like the extra buttons on the trackpad...

Shiny case makes fingerprints noticeable, but really - who cares ; Some crapware comes preinstalled. It is thankfully easy to remove (and not TOO plentiful)

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So far so good

 

Good looking unit, mouse and bag are beter than I had thought. It plays games well, yes you have to adjust setting for best FPS but I didn't buy it just for that. Great bang for your buck great quality

Vista 32! I can't believe they didn't put 64 vista on it

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ASUS M50 Series M50Vm-X1 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo P8400(2.26GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 4GB Memory 250GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS

 

Its large for being a 15.4inch. It fits well in my bag designed for a 17incher. The bag it comes with will fit the notebook but its a very tight squeeze and the bag doesn't have any padding on the top. The zipper will almost rub the front of your...

Very good quality. Had no scratches or scuffs ; It plays games very well for its price. Can play L4D on highest settings with no AA and no AF at 25-70 fps usually averages at 40ish. You can play L4D with the same settings with the dedicated videocard...

The computer arrived with a bad video driver. It was stuck at 18hz. Made computer look VERY slow and laggy. Make sure you are ready to download a driver asap ; The drivers page for ASUS is terrible. There are multiple versions of each driver and it...

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Better than expected!

 

Before buying the ASUS I looked at HP, Dell, Toshiba, Acer, MSI, and Samsug models. while many have great features for the money, I couldn't find anything that compared to the ASUS overall. My wife is already trying to talk me into replacing her Acer...

I did quite a lot of research before purchasing this notebook because I wanted something of a showpiece for my clients. ASUS has not let me down. Here are the pros ; HDMI ; E-SATA ; Tons USB ports ; IR port ; Wireless N ; Gigabit NIC ; Fingerprint ID...

There are a few cons, however as follows ; Webcam is only 1.3 Megapixel. ASUS could have gone with 2 Megapixel ; Smartlogon (picture ID) is spotty so far ; Package includes S-video to Component cable but this model does not have the port for it ; WXGA...

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

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.5in/10.6in
Height:1.6in/1.7in
Weight:6.4lbs/6.6lbs
Width:14.2in/14.8in

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:A1/A1WM/AK023C/B1/B2/B4/B5/X1/X2
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS M50SA/ASUS M50Sv/ASUS M50Vm

Input Device

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

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Modem

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

Networking

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

Type:BD-ROM/DVD

OS Provided

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

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2.26GHz/2.53GHz/2.5GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:P8400/T8100/T9300/T9400
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type: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/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
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