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Asus M70

Asus M70
alaScore 84

150 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and sound are generally positive. The performance and value for money are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the build quality. The touchpad and portability get critical reviews.

screen, value for money, performance, sound, design

portability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus M70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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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 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

screen, performance

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

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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Asus M70SA-X2

 

If watching Blu-ray movies is at the top of your “must have” list for a notebook, the Asus M70S should be a system you need to be looking at. The M70S offers a fantastic movie watching experience thanks to its huge, crisp display, excellent sound...

1TB of storage; Blu-ray drive; lots of multimedia connections

Touchpad controls can be annoying; not a gaming powerhouse; hard drives are configured oddly

The M70S has good looks, decent performance, and more input/output options than we

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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,...

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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 doesn't mean we don't want to.

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

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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...

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Asus M70Sa-X2

 

Traditionally, desktop-replacement laptops get little respect: They're often dissed as being overweight, unattractive, and pricey. Lucky for them, things are turning around. Thanks to the proliferation of high-definition screens and multiple hard...

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

The ASUS M70Sa-X2 is a fully loaded desktop replacement laptop (1 terabyte of storage!) that makes few compromises.

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ASUS M70Sa-X2 Notebook Review

 

Traditionally, desktop-replacement laptops get little respect: They're often dissed as being overweight, unattractive, and pricey. Lucky for them, things are turning around. Thanks to the proliferation of high-definition screens and multiple hard...

The M70Sa-X2's cover uses inlaid patterns similar to Toshiba's Fusion design, in which linear patterns are topped off by a layer of gloss. The 17-inch widescreen is spectacular. It, along with the Gateway P-7811FX, is among the few systems that offer a...

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Asus M70S Laptop

 

Asus' M70S is a desktop replacement laptop that delivers top-notch performance, great HD capabilities, and a full terabyte of hard drive space—at an appropriately large price.

Excellent 17-inch display; tons of storage space; Blu-ray drive included; decent battery life; full-size keyboard

Limited mobility; expensive; lackluster gaming performance at high resolutions

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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 Input

Type:Microphone/Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight

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

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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

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

Mainboard

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

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Digital and analog TV/Digital TV

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 2.1 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)
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 2.1 EDR/802.11b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

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

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.83GHz/2.26GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2.5GHz/2.66GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:P8400/T5550/T5750/T8300/T9300/T9400/T9550
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

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