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Asus UL50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 425 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and performance. The design and portability also get good feedback, whereas the touchpad and energy efficiency get mixed reviews. There are some less positive comments about the resolution.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus UL50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus UL50

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Asus UL50 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Asus UL50A, 15.6" HD Laptop, Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVD Drive, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

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Amazon.com review summary for Asus UL50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 user reviews of Asus UL50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

battery, performance, design, portability, value for money

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS UL50AG-A2 Thin and Light 15.6-Inch Black Laptop - 12 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Home Premium)ASUS UL50VT-X1 Thin and Light 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)Asus UL50AG 15.6-Inch Laptop

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Review Asus UL50VF Optimus Laptop

 

Optim{us/al?} The UL50VF is a 15.6" version of the slim Asus CULV

Automatic graphics card switch thanks to Optimus; Low system noise; Cool case temperature; Long battery life

Glossy display; Mediocre viewing angles; Despite overclocking, a weak Intel Core 2 Duo; Glossy surface in the hand-rest region

Obviously the other UL50Vx models, like, for example, the UL50VT, but also the Timeline series from Acer.

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Review Asus UL50Vt Notebook

 

Slim Entertainer! With the UL range, Asus presents new notebooks

Slim design; Good workmanship; Very long battery runtime; Hybrid graphic solution; Turbo33 technology; Price

Keyboard; Low contrast; Small scope of supplies

Acer's new Timeline range (TravelMate 857, Aspire 5810T) that also promises a long battery life, as well as a good performance and Samsung's X520 notebook that can play in the same league.

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Asus UL50VT-RBBBK05

 

The Asus UL50VT is, in many ways, a full-fledged laptop with a large 15.6-inch screen, a DVD/CD burner, and a dedicated gaming graphics chip from Nvidia. At the same time, this Asus has an ultralow-voltage Core 2 Duo processor running the show, a CPU...

Nvidia switchable graphics; thin frame; good battery life

Underpowered processor for the price

With switchable Nvidia graphics and a thin design, the Asus UL50VT-RBBBK05 sacrifices power for longer battery life, while still managing to be a gaming-capable notebook. For its price, though, you could buy a laptop with a faster Core i3 CPU.

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ASUS UL50Vf Review

 

The new ASUS UL50Vf is an update to the popular 15-inch UL50Vt and offers the all-new Nvidia Optimus switchable graphics. Why are we reviewing this modest update? Because Optimus is honestly the first switchable graphics solution that works like it...

Great switchable graphics ; Excellent battery life ; Reasonable performance

Weak build quality ; Low-res screen ; A little expensive

The ASUS UL50Vf is an unremarkable 15-inch notebook with some remarkable technology inside. Nine hours of battery life and the best switchable graphics solution currently on the market make this notebook a very compelling laptop. Unfortunately, the...

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ASUS UL50VF Review - A Review of the

 

Seamless switchable graphics, Thin and light design for 15.6-inch notebook, Long battery life, Can easily handle mainstream games

Fingerprint smudge magnet, Mushy single mouse button, Could use more speaker volume

Overall, the UL50VF ran cool. After playing a Hulu video at full screen for 15 minutes, we measured temperatures of 93, 98, and 100 degrees Fahrenheit when we took the temperature of the touchpad, the space between the G and H keys, and the underside,...

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Asus UL50AG-RBBBK05

 

Editors' note: This review is part of our 2009 Retail Laptop and Desktop Holiday Roundup , which covers specific fixed configurations of popular systems found in retail stores.

Very thin; solid design; good battery life.

Slower than a typical Core 2 Duo laptop; no Bluetooth.

The design and portability of the Asus UL50AG make it one of the slickest 15.6-inch DVD-drive-equipped laptops we've seen, but an ultralow-voltage processor compromises its computing power.

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Asus UL50VF-A1

 

Despite slower processor speeds, the UL50VF-A1 has another weapon in its arsenal: It can leverage the power of a GeForce G210M graphics card and Nvidia's newest technology called Optimus. In fact, the UL50VF-A1 comes with two graphics solutions:...

Two GPUs. Nvidia Optimus can seamlessly switch between the two GPUs. Excellent battery life. Full size keyboard and numeric keypad. Sleek looks. Lightweight

Processor is sluggish for a 15-inch system. Mouse buttons scratches easily and are tough to press

The Asus UL50VF-A1 is a gorgeous 15-inch laptop runs on a slower-than-average processor, but it can harness the strengths of two graphics cards and a new Nvidia technology

INNOVATION AWARD

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ASUS UL50Vf Notebook Review - NVIDIA Optimus Takes the Stage

 

The ASUS UL50Vf notebook is a refresh of the popular UL50Vt. Nearly the only difference between these two models is the adoption of NVIDIA's Optimus Technology which allows for automatic graphics switching technology versus user-initiated toggling....

For the seamless use of discrete NVIDIA graphics, the integration of NVIDIA Optimus in the ASUS UL50Vf creates a perfect match for a notebook and users by only using discrete graphics performance when they need it.

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Asus UL50Vf

 

The $849 UL50Vf offers solid graphics performance for midrange gamers. The standout part of this laptop, though: Nvidia's Optimus technology, which automatically balances graphics speed and battery life.

Long battery life; comfortable keyboard; good all-around performance; Nvidia Optimus graphics

Mediocre gaming at native resolution; poor iTunes encoding speed; chintzy industrial design

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Asus UL50AG-RBBBK05 Laptop

 

If you are in the market for a thin and light laptop but do not want to encounter the typical obstacles with such a design (a smaller screen and no optical drive), then take a look at the Asus UL50AG-RBBBK05. The UL50AG is a mainstream 15-inch laptop...

The result is decent performance, especially with respect to other thin-and-lights or netbooks; still, it's not as impressive as other laptops in the 15-inch size range. Many will probably be willing to make that sacrifice, however, as the UL50AG does...

Product Specifications

Both aesthetically pleasing and boasting an equally stunning performance, the ASUS U50 promises an exquisitely crafted, thin and lightweight notebook that takes away nothing in terms of functionality. Powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor for multitasking performance, they are also accessories for the image conscious, those who assert their own individuality and appreciate the finer things in life.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):12hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB/4MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.2in/10.4in
Height:1.1in/1in
Weight:4.2lbs/4.6lbs/5.1lbs/5.3lbs
Width:15.2in/15.4in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:A1/A1B/A2/A3B/RBBBK05/RBBBK07/RSTBK03/X1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS UL50AG/ASUS UL50VS/ASUS UL50VT

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n/802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.3GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:SU7300
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM/DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /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

Hard Drive Features:Solid State Drive
Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB/320GB/500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD/NVIDIA GeForce G210M/NVIDIA GeForce G210M / Intel GMA 4500MHD