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Asus UL50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 241 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. People are impressed by the usability and design. The battery and portability also get good feedback. Reviews about the touchpad and durability are mixed.

performance, portability, battery, design, usability

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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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus UL50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 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 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability. The usability also gets good feedback.

performance, usability, portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus UL50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The battery and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the size.

performance, portability, battery, design, reliability

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

Apr, 2018

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

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 (notebookcheck.net)

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 : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Asus UL50VT-RBBBK05 review

 

Asus UL50VT-RBBBK05

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.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

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 : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Asus UL50VF-A1

 

The 15-inch Asus UL50VF-A1 CULV-equipped laptop takes advantage of two GPUs, which can switch seamlessly with a new Nvidia technology called Optimus.

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.

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Feb, 2010

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

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 (laptopmag.com)

ASUS UL50VF

 

You don't have to flick a switch. Or press a button. Or reboot. You don't even have to lift a finger. The ASUS UL50VF-A1 ($849), a relatively lightweight 15.6-inch notebook, is the first laptop that can automatically switch between integrated graphics...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

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

Expert review by : InsideHW (insidehw.com)

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

INNOVATION AWARD

Expert review by : Nathan Kirsch (legitreviews.com)

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

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

Audio system:Altec Lansing / Azalia (Altec Lencing) / HD Audio / HDA / SRS / SRS Premium / SRS Premium Sound / SRS PS
Audio system manufacturer:Altec Lansing
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:5600
Battery life (max):11.5 / 12
Battery performance:5600
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8
Run Time (Up To):12hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB/4MB

Camera

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

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

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

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Display (Projector)

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

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel GMA X4500HD / No / NVIDIA GeForce G210M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 210M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 512
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter model: / Intel GMA 4500HD / No

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

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4
Memory clock speed:1066 / 800
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots: / 2x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Modem

Type: None

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology: / 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
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
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Networking features:10/100/1000 Base T / 10/100/1000 Mbps / 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet / 10/100/1000Base-T / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / WLAN, Gigabit Ethernet
Networking Type:Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n/802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

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

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

Other Features

Audio system:Azalia (Altec Lencing) / HD Audio / SRS / SRS Premium Sound / SRS PS
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.1 x 10.5 x 1.32 / 15.2 x 10.2 x 1.04
Display:LED / TFT
Graphics adapter family:Intel / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V / 100 - 240V AC
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Warranty:2
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / 802.11bgn / IEEE 802.11 g / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included:No / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Clock Speed:1.3GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:SU7300
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Core 2 Solo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.4
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:SU7300
Processor Number:SU7300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor socket:BGA956
Processor threads:2
Stepping:R0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10
Tjunction:105
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: 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
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection 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 Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
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® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:42791
Processor code:SLGS6
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE4
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

RAM

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

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, User
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty

Software

Bundled software:ASUSDVD 6-in-1 / ASUSDVD 6-in-1, Trend Micro Internet Security 2009, Asus Win flash for BIOS & Driver live Update, ASUS SmartLogon, ASUS Net 4 switch, ASUS Power4Gear+, Asus Live Update, Asus Multi-Frame, Asus NB Probe +\nASUS Life Frame 3, ASUS Wireless Console \nVirtual Camera, ASUS Splendid, ASUS Express Gate, Asus Screen Saver, Fancy Start, eManual, AI Recovery
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 architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Premium
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Pre-installed software:Office Ready
Trial software:Trend Micro Internet Security / Trend Micro Internet Security 2009 / Trend Micro Internet Security 2009 (60)

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS DUO, MS Pro, SD, XD / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:160
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.1 / 10.2
Height:1 / 1.02 / 1.04
Height (front):0.63 / 0.646 / 1
Height (rear):1 / 1.02 / 1.04
Weight:4 / 4.63 / 4.74 / 4.85 / 5.07 / 5.64
Width:15 / 15.1 / 15.2