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Asus M70

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 comments, whereas many are less positive about the usability and portability. There are some mixed reviews about the touchpad.

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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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Asus M70 from 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 Comments about the reliability and image quality are overall positive. The size and performance also get good opinions.

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67% of the reviews on 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

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (

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 (

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 (

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 (



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 (

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 (



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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (



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 Input

Type:Microphone/Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB/6MB


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3

Dimensions & Weight



Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:HD+

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


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25 / 0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256 / 0.384 / 0.5 / 1.024 / 1.792


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS M70Sa/ASUS M70VM/ASUS M70VN

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Mouse / Touchpad


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




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Digital and analog TV/Digital TV


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


OS Provided

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

Ports & interfaces

TV out port type:S-Video
TV out type:S-Video


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.83GHz/2.26GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2.5GHz/2.66GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor Number:P8400/T5550/T5750/T8300/T9300/T9400/T9550
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 system type:Up
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:33099 / 33915 / 33916 / 33917 / 35562 / 35568 / 35569 / 35581 / 36750 / 37006 / 37034 / 37130 / 37251 / 37253 / 37255 / 39311 / 40739 / 42841 / T9300 / T9400
Processor package size:35 / 35 x 35


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

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty


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


Storage Removable

Type: None


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