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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. Reviews about the keyboard and durability are on the whole positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and battery, and there are some mixed views about the portability.

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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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Amazon.com review summary for Asus M50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the touchpad. The portability also gets good reviews. The size and screen get critical opinions.

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

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

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Shao-Hung Liu (notebookcheck.net)

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 (notebookcheck.net)

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 (wired.com)

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 (zdnet.com)

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 (NotebookReview.com)

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 (pcmag.com)

ASUS M50Sa-A1

 

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 (NotebookReview.com)

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 (pcworld.idg.com.au)

ASUS M50VM-AS001G

 

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: David Ramli (goodgearguide.com.au)

ASUS M50VM-AS001G

 

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: (expertreviews.co.uk)

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

Audio system:Azalia / HD Audio / Intel HDA
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4
Speaker Power:1.5

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:4800
Battery performance:4800
Number of battery cells:6 / 9
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB/6MB

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey

Dimensions & Weight

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

Disk Drive

Hard disk controller:Serial ATA-150

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:15.4
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1440 x 900 / 1680 x 1050
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

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.7 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3650 / AMD Radeon HD 3650 / NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS / NVIDIA GeForce 9500M G / NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS / NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS / NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024
On-board graphics adapter: No
On-board graphics adapter model: No

Hard Drive

Hard disk controller:Serial ATA-150

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

Keyboard

Keyboard key pitch:0.748
Keyboard key stroke:0.748
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:88
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz

Memory

Internal memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:667 / 800
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Modem

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

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
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
Networking features:10/100/1000 Mbps / 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / WLAN, Gigabit Ethernet
Networking Type:Intel WiMAX/WiFi Link 5100 / WLAN, Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
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 Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Optical Storage

Type:BD-ROM/DVD

OS Provided

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

Other Features

Additional accessories:Optical mouse
Audio system:Azalia / HD Audio / Intel HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.8 x 10.6 x 1.73
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Hot keys:Y
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Memory:1 / 2
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:V.92 / V92
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power supply type:AC/DC
Special Features:1GB TurboMemory
TV in port:No / Yes
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11a/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Mouse included: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No
TV tuner type:Analog & DVB-T

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1 / 11
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.7 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:90

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel PM45 Express / Intel PM965 Express
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2.26GHz/2.53GHz/2.5GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 11 / 12 / 12.5 / 8.5 / 9 / 9.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel PM45 Express / Intel PM965 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Processing die size:107 / 143
Processor:P8400 / P8600 / T5800 / T7500 / T8100 / T8300 / T9300 / T9400
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor core voltage (AC):1.062 - 1.150
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.56 / 2.8
Processor front side bus:1066 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor model:P8400 / P8600 / T5800 / T7500 / T8100 / T8300 / T9300 / T9400
Processor Number:P8400/T8100/T9300/T9400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
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 socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket P
Processor system type:Up
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0 / E0 / E1 / M0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:29761 / 33099 / 33916 / 33917 / 35562 / 35568 / 35569 / 35581
Processor code:SL3BU / SL3BV / SLAPR / SLAVJ / SLAYY / SLB6E / SLGEK
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

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

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):No / Yes

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0\nNERO 7 Essentials\nASUS DVD 6-in-1 / ASUSDVD 6-in-1 CD, \nPower2Go CD,\nNorton Internet Security 2008,\nAdobe Acrobat Reader 8.0,\nNERO 7 Essentials. / WinDVD, ASUS NB Probe, ASUS ChkMail, ASUS Live Update, Adobe Acrobat Reader 7, ASUS Wireless Console, ASUS Net4Switch, ASUS MultiFrame, ASUS WinFlash, ASUS Power4 Phone, Norton Internet Security 2007, Nero 7 Essentials, Instant Fun PLUS, ASUS Power4 Gear eXtreme, ASUS Data Security Manager, ASUS CopyProtect, ASUS LifeFrame3, ASUS Security Protect Manager, ASUS 3G Networking / Y
Drivers included: Yes
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Basic / Windows Vista Home Premium / Windows Vista Ultimate
Pre-installed software:Office Ready
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2007 / Norton Internet Security 2008 / Y

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), miniSD, MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD / MMC, MS Duo, MS Pro, SD / MMC, MS DUO, MS Pro, SD, XD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.73 / 10.4 / 10.6
Height:1.6 / 1.73 / 10.6
Height (front):1.27 / 1.35
Height (rear):1.6 / 1.73
Weight:6.17 / 6.66 / 7.05
Width:14.8