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Asus M50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 176 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality and performance. The keyboard and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed comments about the size and sound. The resolution and energy efficiency get critical opinions.

price, design, keyboard, performance, durability

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com 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.

touchpad, portability, value for money

performance, screen

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

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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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ASUS M50VM-AS001G

 

Although we were somewhat disappointed in ASUS for its M51VA-AS045G, it has also brought out the M50VM-AS001G which is identical but for two points of...

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.

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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.

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Asus M50SV-AS030G laptop PC

 

If you're after a portable laptop, but don't want to compromise on processing power, then the Asus M50SV-AS030G is the machine for you.

The Asus M50SV-AS030G is blazingly fast for a portable machine and Asus has mostly employed high spec components, but it can't always make the most of them. With an asking price of £1,149 it's a little on the high side, but it's not exorbitant when you...

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Asus M50Vm

 

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

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.

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Asus M50Vm

 

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

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.

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Multimedia out of the box

 

With the super specifications of the Asus M50, it is difficult not to be impressed.

Good performance ; very good build quality ; generous software and hardware bundle

Sound could be louder

If you can pay the RM4,588 for the M50, then you can't really go far wrong with it... as long as you connect it up to a pair of better speakers if you intend to use it as a portable media centre.

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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