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Asus UL50

Asus UL50
alaScore 85

229 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 229 reviews of Asus UL50. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the price and design are on the whole positive. The battery and portability also get good opinions, but there are some mixed views about the durability.

performance, portability, battery, design, price

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Asus UL50 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the portability. The usability also gets good comments.

performance, usability, portability

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

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

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Asus UL50


alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Asus UL50 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the reliability and design. The battery and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the size.

performance, portability, battery, design, reliability

88% of the reviews on 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 UL50AG-A2 Thin and Light 15.6-Inch Black Laptop - 12 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Home Premium)

Oct, 2016

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Review Asus UL50Vt Notebook


Slim Entertainer! With the UL range, Asus presents new notebooks with an especially slim and elegant design. The new range is divided into three display sizes. The UL30 models are equipped with a 13.3 inch screen and integrated Intel graphic chip set....

Slim design, Good workmanship, Very long battery runtime, Hybrid graphic solution, Turbo33 technology, Price, Basically, the good workmanship, the chic and elegant design, the very high battery life, the optional dedicated graphic unit and the...

Keyboard, Low contrast, Small scope of supplies, A stable keyboard unit, maybe a few more supplies and at least a different color alternative for the UL50Vt

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Klaus Hinum (

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.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (

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

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

ASUS UL50VF Review


Thanks to Nvidia's smart Optimus technology, the $849 UL50VF-A1 offers both long battery life and graphics muscle. Best of all, this notebook is smart enough switch between integrated and discrete graphics mode based on what you're doing. We wish ASUS...

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

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: ZDNet (

Asus UL50Vt


It doesn't quite live up to its own battery hype, otherwise Asus' thin and light laptop is pretty good.

Instant boot, Includes number pad on keyboard, Good battery life

Cheap plastic finish, Low screen resolution, Cramped keyboard

Dec, 2009

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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

Expert review by: InsideHW (

Expert Review


In accordance with ASUS philosophy of presenting new devices in short periods of time, not long after the first Fonepad, new models, Fonepad Note 6 and Fonepad 7, have been announced. Unfortunately, f... Mechanical keyboard are conceptual way of going...

Dec, 2010


Expert review by: Nathan Kirsch (

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.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Todd Haselton (

Asus UL50Vf Review and Ratings


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

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: wubayou (

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...

Feb, 2010

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


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB/4MB


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3

Dimensions & Weight



Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No

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


Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1


Packaged Quantity:1

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz




Type: None


4G: No
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


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


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.3GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Number:SU7300
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:42791
Processor package size:22


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


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /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

Hard Drive Features:Solid State Drive

Storage Removable

Type: None


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