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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of ASUS FZ50VW-NS51. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and design. The keyboard and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the sound and screen.

performance, price, keyboard, design, portability

screen, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ASUS FZ50VW-NS51 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Good linux compatibility, with one sticking point


I would recommend this to people who want to use a GPU on linux, either for gaming or for prototyping scientific computing applications.

Works well with Arch Linux. Hybrid graphics works well with bumblebee (with one caveat in the cons section). Most importantly, I can switch ttys and use modesetting because these are all handled by the integrated graphics rather than the nvidia binary...

Ideally, you'd be able to turn off the GPU entirely when not using it to save power by using bumblebee to call bbswitch. Using bbswitch, I've only experienced system freezes that require a hard reboot. bbswitch hasn't been updated in years, so I...

May, 2016

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Best Bang for your buck


For the best performance for this laptop go into the power options and set it to High Performance. Next update the graphic drivers and use the Advanced Installation option and tick the clean install checkbox. Finally go into the Nvidia Experience and...

-OS is installed on a 128 GB M.2 SATA SSD so it loads extremely fast (see Cons). -Red Backlit keyboard looks nice and automatically turns off when not in use -Speakers are alright, not the best but certainly better than most laptops I've used -Plays...

-128 GB M.2 SATA SSD only has a sequential write of 140 MB/s while the standard is 500-550. -1TB HDD is 5400 RPM so it WILL cause a bottleneck in games that have to load a lot. -Screen viewing angle is pretty bad, have to be looking straight at it....

May, 2016

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Great value after months of shopping


Bought this for my wife, who runs numerous graphics programs at the same time. This computer keeps up with everything she can throw at it. In fact she tells me that its so fast, it seems like it acts before she can even hit the buttons.

None. not one

May, 2016

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You get what you pay for


This unit is perfect for someone like me. My wife can't stomach a $1000+ laptop, so I get this. I can drop a few bucks into it along the way and make it an excellent laptop. I'm puzzled as to why a reputable manufacturer like Asus would use single...

Discreet graphics, comes with both SSD and HDD, wireless a/c, super-nice access panel for RAM and hard drive upgrades, price, fully 1080p panel

ABYSMAL integrated sound, poor viewing angles on the screen, low-rent SSD, single-channel RAM in a gaming laptop? Seriously?

May, 2016

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Great laptop


I'm not able to find a spare/replacement battery for this model through Newegg, their rep told me to go through the manufacturer and they couldnt help me either. pretty disappointing.

Super lightweight and thin to be so powerful, didn't come with too much bloatware and it's easy to get rid of if you dont want it. battery life is pretty good

wish it came with a higher capacity battery anyway but its nice to keep it light

May, 2016

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Everything I Needed & More


This is a killer laptop worth every penny. I'll revise this review if anything goes awry, but it's everything I was looking for and so much more. NOTE: There are some decal-type lines on the keyboard I didn't notice when I ordered. Even now, the photos...

I should preface that I never write product reviews. But... a good laptop is so hard to find and I want to put a good word in for this one. I was looking a gaming laptop with a decent dedicated Nvidia card, (No AMD) an SSD, and a 1080 anti-glare...

The speakers are awful. They're pretty low volume and the quality isn't anything to write home about. If you're a gamer or have a serious computer mind, though, anything of great importance will be run on some decent headphones.

Apr, 2016

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Good graphics but at low lever

Wont keep up with games,when plug to wall and fully charge ,games drain the battery faster than it can recharge.bad buy again.

Apr, 2016

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Great smaller gaming laptop!


Great VALUE! this machine was purchased as a shell-shocker so I definitely feel $700 is a good deal. At its current price of $799, it is still a great deal. For 800 bucks, you cant come anywhere close to this in the stores. 8 Gig DDR4 ram just isnt...

ASUS - need I say more? Perfect "Mobile" option for when I'm not at my beast desktop. Dedicated semi-high end graphics (this isnt running your games on Intels "Graphics" processor. 2 Gig VDDR5 memory helps a lot - 4 would be better, but that is extra...

Virtual Memory set up on the SSD - Premature Wear, move it to mechanical disk if you like your system running for a while. -not really a con, I am just AN*L and probably old school as SSDs are living much longer these days, you know what they say about...

Apr, 2016

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I couldn't tell you


Microsoft is easily the most sinister company that has performed acts that seem like cruel jokes with no punchline. Anyways, this laptop come pre-installed with Windows 10: the virus operating system. Poor Asus has taken Microsoft's bait into...

Excellent specs and price, great for entry level gamers like myself who just want to play games and edit videos ect.

Windows 10, duh. If you want to try to downgrade or install another OS, I wish you the best of luck. I have never had so much trouble installing Windows 7 on a laptop ever until this one. My laptops Ssd failed my first day of owning it. I'm now sending...

Apr, 2016

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Perfect mid-range gaming/work laptop


Very very good "bang for your buck" system for those looking for a work/play laptop sub $1000. Able to play games like Black Desert on Medium at around 30fps. Warframe(Max settings) very smooth(don't have raw FPS). 1080p screen. Not IPS but still looks...

- Price - Performance - Backlit Keyboard - 960M - Decent screen - Build Quality - DDR4 - Plays most modern games at least medium to high settings - More than enough power for daily work

- None, see Other

Apr, 2016

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