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alaTest has collected and analyzed 834 reviews of ASUS K50IJ. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and usability. The screen and price also get good feedback, but comments about the energy efficiency and size are mixed. There are some critical reviews about the connectivity and touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ASUS K50IJ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for ASUS K50IJ

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 190 user reviews of ASUS K50IJ 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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and design. The usability and price also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the size. Views about the energy efficiency and portability are mixed.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS K50IJ-X8 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Black)ASUS K50IJ-X8 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Black)

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Alex Bentley (techradar.com)

Asus G50V review

 

A high-performance gaming system, but not ideal for multimedia tasks

Powerful ; Great usability ; Impressive specification

Low screen resolution ; Styling won't be to everyone's taste

A competent gaming machine with lots of storage and multimedia features to boot

Sep, 2008

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Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus K50IJ review

 

Asus's K50IJ is a chunky laptop, but its bulk gives it a feeling of sturdiness that makes us confident that it will handle standard daily use and being carried around occasionally.

A great mix of decent performance, sturdy build quality and good usability makes this laptop an excellent choice.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Alan Lu (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus K50IN-SX025C review

 

A great display, two-year warranty and decent battery life make the K50IN-SX025C an excellent choice.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Asus G50VT-X5 review

 

Editors' note: This review is part of our Winter 2009 Retail Roundup , covering specific configurations of popular laptops that can be found in retail stores.

Excellent CPU and GPU for the price; secondary instant-on Linux OS; separate number pad.

Big and heavy; no Bluetooth; lights can't be completely shut off; no dedicated media controls.

The Asus G50VT-X5 offers great gaming performance for under $1,000, but it's missing some basic amenities we've come to expect, and the lightning-bolt design may not appeal to all.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Jayesh Shinde (techadvisor.co.uk)

Asus G50V review

 

With an elegant design and black-and-orange finish, the Asus G50V resonates style. We put the G50V through its paces.

The notebook comes with a backpack and two years warranty. Overall, we liked what we saw of the Asus G50V, and gaming is its only mantra. But, gaming laptops are a rare breed. They cater to a niche that likes to indulge and doesn't mind splurging more...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Joubert (techsmart.co.za)

Asus K50IJ notebook

 

A lot of people are replacing their traditonal desktop with more portable notebooks, with entry-level models, like the Asus K50IJ, retailing at about R5500, being an obvious choice.

Nice screen and speakers, four USB ports.

Processor not as fast as new Core I range, heavy, no HDMI.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Overclock3D (overclock3d.net)

ASUS K50IN Series Notebook

 

Subtle but appealing looks., Very solid construction., High Quality display., Reasonable performance., Official support for Windows XP, and unofficial support for Windows 7

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Asus G50V review

 

The notebook comes with a backpack and two years warranty. Overall, we liked what we saw of the Asus G50V, and gaming is its only mantra. But, gaming laptops are a rare breed. They cater to a niche that likes to indulge and doesn't mind splurging more...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Asus - G50V

 

Asus's Republic of Gamers product line carries products that Asus has designed specifically for gamers in mind - no surprise there, then - and while the RoG label is usually associated with motherboards and graphics cards, ...

An excellent gaming notebook which makes good use of Intel's latest mobile technology and one of Nvidia's faster mobile GPUs, to provide enough performance that you won't be embarrassed taking it to a LAN party. But its performance doesn't come cheap.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Asus G50v

 

With an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor the Asus G50v also has an Nvidia GeForce 9700M GT graphics card. The rest of the spec? It goes a little something like this: 15.6-inch screen, dual hard drives (2x 250GB), a two-megapixel swivel web camera, built-in...

Sometimes the stars align and magic happens and that's the case with this laptop. For a portable gaming machine it's seriously compact yet still manages to pack everything you'll ever need in one stunning package. Asus G50v is tagged with Asus, laptop...

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

The ASUS K50IJ notebook is designed to provide a no-frills computing experience to users while on the move. Boasting the muscle to provide cinematic audio and visual enjoyment, users can experience immersive entertainment anytime, anywhere in comfort and style. The ASUS K50IJ notebook sports a 15.6" high definition LED backlit display with a 16:9 golden aspect ratio provides high contrast rate and color saturation. Altec Lansing speakers complemented by SRS Premium Sound technology with virtual surround sound provide high definition audio enjoyment. The ASUS Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) consists of the Power4 Gear Hybrid application and the Energy Processing Unit (EPU). Power4 Gear Hybrid facilitates the deployment and usage of power according to the users' preferences in relation to the specific tasks that they need to perform, while the EPU accurately detects the users' power requirements and makes the necessary power adjustments. By intelligently optimizing both system performance and power efficiency, and combining with a 6-cell battery, the ASUS K50IJ notebook provides up to 6 hours of mobile computing. Designed to provide users with a comfortable mobile computing experience, the ASUS K50IJ notebook features the IceCool design, which boasts cleverly designed and positioned heat vents which keep the palm rest cool, lower than that of the average human body temperature. ASUS IceCool design keeps temperature at palm rest area low even after long computing hours. ASUS exclusive "Express Gate" enables users to access the Internet, instant messenger, Skype, online games, music, photos and more in 8 seconds when the system is powered on.

Audio

Audio included:Altec Lansing
Audio system:3D SRS / Azalia / HD / HD Audio / HD SRS PS / Intel HDA / SRS / SRS Premium / SRS Premium Sound / SRS PS
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Audio system manufacturer:Altec Lansing
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:2200 / 2900 / 4400 / 4800 / 7200
Battery life (max):3.5 / 4
Number of battery cells:6 / 9

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3
Swivel webcam: Yes

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Brown / Black, grey / Black, Orange / Brown
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black / Black, Brown / Black, grey / Black, Orange / Brown
Product Type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:25.6cm
Height:3.6cm
Weight:2.6kg
Width:37cm

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display diagonal:39 / 39.1 / 39.6 / 40
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1366 x 768 / 1440 x 900 / 1680 x 1050
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
LED Backlight: Yes

Display (Projector)

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.384 / 0.512 / 1024 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4570 / Intel GMA 4500M / Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel GMA X4500 / Intel GMA X4500M / Intel X4500M / No / NVIDIA GeForce 320M / NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS / NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT / NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT / NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS / NVIDIA GeForce G102M / NVIDIA GeForce G205M / NVIDIA GeForce G310M / NVIDIA Geforce GT 205M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.384 / 0.5 / 1.024 / 1.792 / 1024 / 2.304 / 512
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter model: / Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel GMA X4500 / No

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:SX003C/SX003E/SX138X/SX151V/SX249V
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS K50IJ

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard function keys:13 / Y
Keyboard key pitch:1.9
Keyboard key stroke:1.9 / 2
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:88
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 667 / 800
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory slots: / 1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G:No / Yes
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/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:10/100/1000 Base T / 10/100/1000 Mbits / 10/100/1000M / 1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet / Azureware NE-785 / Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / LAN 10/100/1000M, WiFi 802.11b/g/n / WLAN, Gigabit Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 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 Interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

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

Other features

Audio system:3D SRS / Azalia / HD / HD Audio / HD SRS PS / Intel HDA / SRS / SRS Premium / SRS Premium Sound / SRS PS
Compatible operating systems:Linux, Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 7 / Windows Vista,\nWindows XP
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab / IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):370 x 256 x 31 / 370 x 256 x 35.5 / 375 x 265 x 40.6
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel / nVidia
HDD user password:No / Yes
Hot keys:Y
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Memory:2
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem type:56 / MDC / MDC V.92 / V.92
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power requirements:100 - 240 V / 100 - 240V / 100 - 240V, 50/60Hz / 100-240V / 120 - 240V, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC / DC/AC
TV in port:No / Yes
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Warranty:2
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 a/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11 bgn / 802.11 n / 802.11a/b/g/n / 802.11a/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / 802.11bgn / Azureware NE-785 / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/g/n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi / WiFi 802.11b/g/N / WLAN 802.11a/b/n / WLAN 802.11a/g/n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:N
Manual:Y
Mouse included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
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 / 120 - 230
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 4.7 / 4.74 / 6.32 / 7.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120 / 65 / 90

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.2GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 11 / 7.5 / 8.5 / 9 / 9.5
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity:N / No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:AMD RX781 / Intel GL40 Express / Intel PM45 Express / NVIDIA MCP79D
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Number of Processors Supported:1
Processing Die size:107 / 143
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Cores:1 / 2
Processor family:AMD Athlon / Intel Celeron Mobile / Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Pentium / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:1.8 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.13 / 2.2 / 2.26 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor front side bus:1066 / 667 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:900 / M320 / P7450 / P8400 / P8600 / T3000 / T3100 / T3300 / T3500 / T4200 / T4300 / T4400 / T4500 / T5870 / T6400 / T6500 / T6570 / T6600 / T6670 / T9400 / T9550
Processor Number:T4200/T4300/T4400/T5870
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor 900 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor T3000 series for Mobile / Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Processor Socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket P
Processor threads:1 / 2
Stepping:C0 / E0 / M0 / R0
Tcase:105
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 90
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:No / Y / Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:No / Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading 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 Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / N / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
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): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:35562 / 35568 / 35569 / 37034 / 39311 / 40479 / 42925 / 47511 / P8600 / T9400
Processor code:SL3BU / SL3BV / SLAZR / SLGE4 / SLGF4 / SLGF5 / SLGJ4 / SLGJL / SLGJM / SLGJN / SLGJV / SLGMY / SLGVS / SLGZC
Processor package size:35 / 35 x 35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Y

RAM

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

Security

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

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0\nNERO 7 Essentials\nASUS / Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0\nNERO 7 Essentials / ASUS DVD 6-in-1\nAdobe Acrobat Reader 8.0 \nASUS / ASUS DVD 6-in-1\nAdobe Acrobat Reader 8.0\nASUS / ASUS DVD 6-in-1\nASUS / ASUSDVD 6-in-1\nAdobe Acrobat Reader 8.0 / ASUSDVD 6-in-1\nAdobe Acrobat Reader 8.0 \nASUS / Fancy Start\nSuper Hybrid Engine\nASUS CopyProtect\nASUS SmartLogon ASUS Net 4 switch\nAsus Data Security Management\nVirtual Camera\nASUS Splendid\nAsus Screen Saver
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 / Linux / No / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Basic / Windows Vista Home Premium / Windows Vista Ultimate
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Pre-installed software:Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0 / Norton Internet Security 2008 / Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0 / Nero 7 Essentials / Office Ready / Trend Micro Internet Security 2009/2010
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2007 / Norton Internet Security 2008 / Office Professionnel 2007 (60d)\nNorton Internet Security 2008 / Trend Micro Internet Security / Trend Micro Internet Security 2009 / Trend Micro Internet Security 2009\n2007 Microsoft Office Ready Image

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD / memory stick (ms), mmc, sd / Memory Stick (MS), SD / Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC / MMC, MS Pro, MS Pro Duo, SD, xD / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, xD / SD
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 2
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500 / 640

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500M/Intel GMA 4500MHD/Intel GMA X4500MHD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:24.9 / 25.6 / 26 / 26.5 / 27.6 / 28 / 35.5 / 37 / 37.5
Height :25.6 / 3.1 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.55 / 4 / 4.06 / 4.1
Height (front):2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.43
Height (rear):3.5 / 3.55 / 4 / 4.03 / 4.06 / 4.3
Weight:2.35 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.95 / 3 / 3.02 / 3.3
Width:26 / 26.5 / 35 / 36.9 / 37 / 37.5 / 38