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alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 reviews of Asus M70. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and screen also get good feedback, whereas views are divided on the touchpad. There are some less positive views about the usability and portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus M70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Asus M70

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Asus M70 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and image quality. The size and performance also get good feedback.

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67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS N70Sv-A1 17.3-Inch LaptopASUS N70Sv-A1 17.3-Inch Laptop

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus K70IC Notebook

 

Big performance. The Asus K70IC is a 17 inch multimedia notebook ...

Good Altec-Lansing loudspeakers ; Dual-Core-Processor and dedicated graphics card ; Attractive exterior ; Cool

but not always quiet ; display with only moderate quality ; short battery life ; heavy

That Asus manages to keep the case very cool, despite the high power consumption of the processor

Mar, 2010

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

Review Asus M70V Notebook

 

Infusion Reloaded. Following the Asus M50V, the much anticipated

Very good, strong processing; Dual mode touchpad; The layout and distribution of Ports; Sound system; Sub-Woofer; Shipped with carrying bag and mouse; Good battery life

Volume under performs; Disappointingly narrow viewing angle; Reflective Display

Other than the Asus M70S, the Dell Studio 17 and other desktop replacement notebooks with a 17 inch screen in the same price class.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus M70S Notebook

 

Multimedia vs. Gaming. Apart from the Asus G70, a notebook specif

Extensive interfaces (HDMI, eSATA) with user friendly alignment; Gigabit LAN, WLAN n-Standard, Bluetooth, infrared; Blu-Ray drive, integrated DVB-T tuner, webcam; Spacious keyboard with separate number pad; Display with wide viewing angles and good...

Turbine like fan noise under load; Short battery runtime

Battery runtime of the Asus M70S failed to impress in the test, despite relatively large 5200mAh Li-Ion battery. 104 minutes DVD replay, respectively 134 minutes in wireless LAN mode are not really enough for proper mobile usage.

May, 2008

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

ASUS M70Sa-X2

 

The ASUS M70Sa-X2 has everything you can possibly imagine on a laptop. So what's the downside?

A terabyte's worth of storage. 4GB of memory. 1080p screen. Fast processor. Every A/V feature imaginable. Blu-ray drive included. 1GB of video memory.

It's heavy.

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Aug, 2008

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

ASUS M70SA-C1 Review

 

Priced at $2,399, the ASUS M70SA-C1 isn't cheap. While it lacks the design flair of the Acer 8920G, it's a stellar multimedia notebook that can act as an all-in-one entertainment hub. It's not a gaming rig by any stretch, but the stunning display,...

Massive 1TB storage capacity, Beautiful 1080p display, Numerous ports and connections, Full-size keyboard with number pad

Finicky media controls, Can't utilize entire RAM capacity

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Jeffrey L. Wilson (laptopmag.com)

ASUS M70SA-C1

 

A gorgeous high-definition display, Blu-ray, and a massive 1TB of storage make this one of the best multimedia machines around.

Massive 1TB storage capacity ; Beautiful 1080p display ; Numerous ports and connections ; Full-size keyboard with number pad

Finicky media controls ; Can't utilize entire RAM capacity

Priced at ’,399, the ASUS M70SA-C1 isn’t cheap. While it lacks the design flair of the Acer 8920G, it’s a stellar multimedia notebook that can act as an all-in-one entertainment hub. It's not a gaming rig by any stretch, but the stunning display,...

Jun, 2008

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Michelle Thatcher (cnet.com)

ASUS M70 review

 

The Asus M70 is the most fully loaded laptop we've seen in a long while. Aside from its massive terabyte of hard-drive space (enough to hold a few hundred movies or a few hundred thousand MP3s), the multimedia system incorporates a Blu-ray drive and a...

Upscale, CE-like design; full HD-resolution screen with handy automatic display settings; Blu-ray drive and 1TB of storage; multimode touch pad; full complement of ports and connections; decent battery life.

Large and heavy; 32-bit OS leaves 1GB of RAM sitting dormant; midrange GPU does not offer top-notch gaming performance; doesn't ship with a Media Center remote.

You can find Blu-ray-equipped desktop replacements for less, but no other media laptop currently offers as many features for the price as the Asus M70.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Asus M70 1TB

 

We can't think of too many legitimate scenarios where we'd need to carry a full terabyte of data with us on a laptop, but that...

Surprisingly good battery life (over 1 hour, 40 minutes) for a 17-inch rig. Dual hard drives allows for mirroring (and perfect, instant backups). Precise loud speakers, including bottom-mounted subwoofer

Very buggy even under minimal load. Extremely dim LCD, even at max brightness. Awkward case design requires punching a difficult-to-reach button to open the lid

May, 2008

Expert review by: Kevin O'Brien (NotebookReview.com)

Asus M70S Review

 

Notebooks have always lagged behind desktops in speed, screen size, and until recently storage space. Asus released two new laptops, being the M70S and M50S, both of which hold the claim as being the world's first laptops with 1TB of storage space. To...

Every feature under the sun, except a builtin toaster ; Runs cool and quiet ; Onboard Blu-Ray player ; Great looking WUXGA screen

4GB of RAM and an operating system that can only see 3GB ; Lots of bloatware

The Asus M70S is a great multimedia notebook to compliment any home theatre system or dorm room setting. Not only is this notebook capable of holding 1TB of movies, games, or music, but it can also tune digital HD channels and easily cope with most...

May, 2008

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

ASUS M70SA

 

With a mass of storage and a large breadth of features, the M70SA from ASUS is a solid performer and a decent media centre/desktop replacement to boot.

Reasonable speakers, High resolution screen, Blu-ray drive, eSATA port, HDMI, Monster storage, Reasonable battery life for the size

Dual-function trackpad can easily be switched by accident

Apr, 2008

Product Specifications

Beautiful 17" large screen with full HD at 1080. Awesome specs with a 1066Mhz FSB, and 4 gigbytes memory. Strong graphics power of NV 9600 512m VRAM runs almost every game. Premium surround sound with the best Dolby Home Theater sound with 4 built-in Altec Lansing speakers and a subwoofer. Blue ray playback ensures the best audio/video performance. Multimedia Touchpad control the volume, play, stop, pause, mute, skip and more! With the help of numeric keyboards, users can instinctively enter numbers without any hesitate. ASUS brand new exclusive software ""Express Gate"" for instant media enjoyment in 10 seconds without booting up the notebook. In addition, M70Vm provides AI light auto panel brightness adjustment, array microphone, HDMI port and astonishing scratch resistant painting. The package contains notebook, battery, carry bag and optical mouse.

Audio

Audio system:Altec Lansing / Azalia / Azalia (HDA) / Azalia / SRS Premium / HD Audio / SRS Premium
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Audio Input

Type:Microphone/Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:2200 / 4400 / 5200
Battery performance:2200 / 4400 / 5200
Number of battery cells:6 / 8
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB/6MB

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3
Swivel webcam: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey
Internal: Yes
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.6in/11.7in/11.8in
Height:1.5in
Weight:8.4lbs/8.6lbs/8.8lbs
Width:16.1in/16in

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display Diagonal:17 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1440 x 900 / 1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1200
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Max Resolution:1440 x 900/1920 x 1200
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 230 / 100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 4.7 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 90

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25 / 0.512 / 1024 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3470 / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3650 / AMD Radeon HD 3470 / Intel GMA X4500M / NVIDIA GeForce 320M / NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS / NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS / NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS / NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT / NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256 / 0.384 / 0.5 / 1.024 / 1.792 / 1024
On-board graphics adapter: No
On-board graphics adapter model: No

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:A1/B1/C1/C2/D1/X1/X2/X6
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS M70Sa/ASUS M70VM/ASUS M70VN

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Mouse / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard key pitch:0.748
Keyboard language:French, Swiss
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:88
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/667MHz/800MHz

Memory

Internal memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 6
Memory clock speed:1066 / 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
Type:Fax / modem

Mouse

Mouse included: No

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Digital and analog TV/Digital TV

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 2.1 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 802.11b / 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)
Networking features:10/100/1000 Mbps / 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN, WLAN / Gugabit Ethernet, WLAN / 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 2.1 EDR/802.11b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

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

Optical Storage

Type:BD-ROM/DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Audio system:Azalia / Azalia (HDA) / HD Audio
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Graphics adapter family:AMD / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Memory:1 / 2
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:ITU V.90 / V.92 / V.92 MDC / V92
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Warranty:2
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11a/b/g/n / 802.11a/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/a/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Intel WLAN 802.11a/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: Yes
Mouse included:No / 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
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 / 2
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N / Y
TV out port:No / S-Video
TV-out:N / Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 230 / 100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 4.7 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 90

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:AMD M780G / Intel GL40 Express / Intel PM45 Express / Intel PM965 Express / NVIDIA MCP79D
Clock Speed:1.83GHz/2.26GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2.5GHz/2.66GHz/2GHz
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:AMD M780G / Intel GL40 Express / Intel PM45 Express / Intel PM965 Express / NVIDIA MCP79D
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Processing die size:107 / 143
Processor:P7350 / P8400 / P8600 / P8700 / T4200 / T4300 / T4400 / T5750 / T5800 / T5850 / T5870 / T6500 / T6570 / T6600 / T8100 / T8300 / T9300 / T9400 / T9550 / ZM-82
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3 / 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 / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.16 / 2.2 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.53 / 2.56 / 2.66
Processor front side bus:1066 / 667 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor model:P7350 / P8400 / P8600 / P8700 / T4200 / T4300 / T4400 / T5750 / T5800 / T5850 / T5870 / T6500 / T6570 / T6600 / T8100 / T8300 / T9300 / T9400 / T9550 / ZM-82
Processor Number:P8400/T5550/T5750/T8300/T9300/T9400/T9550
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:mPGA4 / Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket P
Processor system type:Up
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0 / E0 / M0 / R0 / R1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85 / 90
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 / N / 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:33099 / 33915 / 33916 / 33917 / 35562 / 35568 / 35569 / 35581 / 36750 / 37006 / 37034 / 37130 / 37251 / 37253 / 37255 / 39311 / 40739 / 42841
Processor code:SL3BU / SL3BV / SLA4D / SLAPR / SLAVJ / SLAYY / SLAZR / SLB6E / SLGE3 / SLGE4 / SLGEK / SLGF4 / SLGF5 / SLGFE / SLGJL / SLGJM / SLGJN
Processor package size:35 / 35 x 35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

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

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader:No / 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 / Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0\nNERO 7 Essentials / ASUS DVD 6-in-1\nAdobe Acrobat Reader 8.0\nPower2Go\nASUS\n / ASUS DVD 6-in-1\nAdobe Acrobat Reader 9.0\nNERO 8 Essentials\nASUS / ASUS DVD 6-in-1\nWinDVD8 BD\nAdobe Acrobat Reader 8.0\nNERO 8 Essentials\nPower2Go / ASUSDVD 6-in-1\nAdobe Acrobat Reader 9.0\nPower2Go\nASUS / 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 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Home Premium / Windows Vista Ultimate
Pre-installed software:Office Ready
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2007 / Norton Internet Security 2008 / Norton Internet Security 2009 / Trend Micro Internet Security 2009/2010

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD / Memory Stick (MS), miniSD, MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD / MMC, MS Duo, MS Pro, MS Pro Duo, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD / SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 250 / 320 / 500 / 640

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:1TB/320GB/500GB/640GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino 2/Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650/NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS/NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11 / 11.7 / 12 / 12.2 / 16.1
Height:1.54 / 1.55
Height (front):1.22 / 1.42 / 1.51 / 1.55 / 2
Height (rear):1.4 / 1.55 / 1.8 / 1.85 / 2
Weight:6.61 / 7 / 7.28 / 7.32 / 8.33 / 8.6 / 8.71 / 8.82 / 8.86 / 9 / 9.04
Width:11.7 / 16 / 16.1 / 16.5 / 17 / 18.3