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Asus UL50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 438 reviews of Asus UL50. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the keyboard and performance. The design and portability also get good reviews. There are mixed opinions on the touchpad and energy efficiency, and there are some less positive reviews 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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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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. Reviewers are impressed by the usability.

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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. People are impressed by the price and design. The portability and performance also get good feedback.

battery, performance, portability, design, price

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 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

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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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Asus UL50VT-RBBBK05

 

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.

Nvidia switchable graphics; thin frame; good battery life

Underpowered processor for the price

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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

 

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

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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 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

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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

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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...

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