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ASUS M51 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 160 reviews of ASUS M51 Series. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and reliability are overall positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the sound 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 M51 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for ASUS M51 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of ASUS M51 Series 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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design, but some have doubts about the price.

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

This summary is based on the products: Asus M51A-AP087C - C2D T5850 2.16GHz 3Gb 250Gb DVDSMDL 15.4 inch VHPAsus M51A-AP087C - C2D T5850 2.16GHz 3Gb 250Gb DVDSMDL 15.4 inch VHP

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for ASUS M51 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of ASUS M51 Series from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and reliability. The price and durability also get good feedback.

durability, price, reliability, performance

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

This summary is based on the products: Asus M51SN-A1 15.4-inch Laptop (1.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5450 Processor, 3 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium)Asus M51SN-A1 15.4-inch Laptop (1.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5450 Processor, 3 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium)

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Stephen Patrick (pocket-lint.com)

ASUS M51SE notebook

 

Asus may be best known at this time for introducing the Netbook to the world but it's main line of notebooks are aimed at the more power-hungry sector of the market. The Asus M51SE is a stunning notebook for the price. We found it loaded and ran...

Great price, powerful spec, well built

Poor battery life, basic screen

The Asus M51SE is a stunning notebook for the price. We found it loaded and ran quickly and the large keyboard means you can type in comfort. While battery life is less than ideal, the sheer raw power of this notebook makes it ideal for anyone needing...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Asus M51SE review

 

Asus' M51SE offers great value for money and lots of power, but battery life is poor

Decent performance ; Excellent usability

Below-average battery life

Conservative styling and a solid performer, but let down by poor battery life

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : PC Plus (techradar.com)

Asus M51T review

 

An entertainment laptop that falls short of HD prowess

Blu-ray Drive ; Decent Hard drive

Poor HD performance ; Weak Graphics

A decent specced laptop that sadly falls short of our expectations

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Mads D. (laptop-review.eu)

Asus M51Vr – A laptop with possibilities

 

I have been authorized to take a look at a multimedia machine from Asus. The laptop offers a 2 GHz P7350 Centrino 2 processor, a 256 MB ATI Radeon HD3470 display adapter, 3 GB system RAM and a 320 GB hard drive. The laptop comes with a Blu-ray drive...

Accessories ; Blu-ray drive ; Many connectivity options ; Good, user-friendly software ; Price/Performance

Slightly fragile design ; High glare display ; Fan noise

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : David Ramli (goodgearguide.com.au)

ASUS M51VA-AS045G

 

A good all-purpose notebook that falls short of greatness

Excellent variety of connections

No Blu-ray, dim screen, no Gigabit Ethernet, low battery-life

The ASUS M51VA-AS045G is mid-range laptop with a fantastic array of connections and strong processing performance. Unfortunately the screen’s default dimness may prove annoying for novice users and the lack of Gigabit Ethernet at this price point is...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Michelle Thatcher (cnet.com)

ASUS M70 review: ASUS M70

 

ASUS M70

Upscale, CE-like design; full HD-resolution screen with handy automatic display settings; Blu-ray drive and 1TB of storage; multimode touch pad; full complement of ports and connections; decent battery life.

Large and heavy; 32-bit OS leaves 1GB of RAM sitting dormant; midrange GPU does not offer top-notch gaming performance; doesn't ship with a Media Center remote.

You can find Blu-ray-equipped desktop replacements for less, but no other media laptop currently offers as many features for the price as the Asus M70.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : David Ramli (pcworld.idg.com.au)

ASUS M51VA-AS045G

 

A good all-purpose notebook that falls short of greatness

Excellent variety of connections

No Blu-ray, dim screen, no Gigabit Ethernet, low battery-life

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

Asus M51 Review

 

The M51 lid uses a latch to hold it closed, but the hinge mechanism works well and firmly holds the lid in place. There is almost no flex to the screen. Weighing in at more than six and a half pounds with the battery, the M51 does feel a little thicker...

Nice built-in speakers ; Convenient power management ; Solid dedicated graphics performance ; Excellent webcam design ; DVI port for external display ; Good value for light gaming

Poor battery performance ; Bad touchpad and touchpad buttons ; Too much keyboard flex ; A little heavy compared to competition ; Display not very "HD" despite "HD Vision" sticker ; No dedicated media buttons

The Asus M51 is a nice consumer notebook with good performance, decent port selection, and a solid graphics card option for gaming. Asus has clearly risen to the challenge of creating an attractive general use laptop in an attempt to attract a wide...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus M51SN Mutimedia Notebook

 

Multimedia all-rounder. A lot has changed on the notebook market

Elegant design; Extensive interface; Gigabit LAN, WLan n-standard, Bluetooth; Integrated web cam and fingerprint reader; Large keyboard with separated touch pad; Very good performance in office applications and games; Fast hard disk; Low surface...

Stubborn touch pad; Fan runs continuously even in idle mode; Modest sound and music replay; Short battery lifetime

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Charles P. Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

Asus ASMobile Z84Jp Review

 

The Asus Z84Jp is a 17" desktop replacement notebook designed for multimedia enthusiasts and home users wanting a large screen, powerful system performance, and moderate gaming capabilities. The Z84Jp features the latest in mobile computing, including...

Feb, 2007

Product Specifications

Enjoy revolutionary entertainment on the go - Intel Core 2 Duo processor in model enables breakthrough mobile performance, high-definition capabilities and improved battery life. To power the most demanding 3D intense games, the M51 series is equipped with abundant graphics power with top of the line specifications. To provide users more convenience experience, M51 series is the first 15.4" W model to adopt numeric keyboard. With the help of numeric keyboards, users can instinctively enter numbers without any hesitate. The M51 series also provides Bluetooth 2.0 EDR - an enhanced data rate that transmits three times faster than the standard Bluetooth, for increased connectivity and synchronization between digital devices. The M51 series offers a smart balance of mobility and performance with comprehensive security feature that protects the notebook and its stored information. Data security is uncompromised with a built-in AuthenTec fingerprint scanner with TruePrint technology that reads from the live layer of skin, preventing common skin surface conditions from impairing scanner accuracy. Embedded TPM is a hardware solution that helps to avoid attacks by hackers looking to capture passwords and encryption keys to sensitive data. The M51 series offers a smart balance of mobility and performance with comprehensive security feature that protects the notebook and its stored information.

Audio

Audio system:Azalia / HD Audio / Intel HD Audio / Intel HDA
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:4800
Number of battery cells:6
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB

Camera

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

Certificates

Certification:RoHS
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver
Product colour:Black, Silver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:26.9cm/27cm
Height:4.1cm/4cm
Weight:2.95kg/2.96kg/3kg
Width:36.5cm

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:39 / 39.1
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1440 x 900
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800/1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.125 / 0.25 / 0.512 / 128 / 256 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 2400 / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3470 / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3650 / AMD Radeon HD 3470 / AMD Radeon HD 3650 / Intel GMA X4500HD / NVIDIA GeForce 9500 / NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256 / 0.5 / 0.896 / 1.024 / 256 / 512 / 896
On-board graphics adapter: No
On-board graphics adapter model: / No

Hard drive

Hard disk controller:Serial ATA-150

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:AP002C/AP002E/AP055C/AP068C/AP078E/AP082C/AP089C/AS095E/AS112C
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS M51A/ASUS M51Se/ASUS M51Vr

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Mouse/Keyboard / Mouse / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard key pitch:1.9
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:88
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/667MHz/800MHz

Memory

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

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem/None

Networking

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

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

LightScribe: Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business / Windows XP Professional/Windows Vista Home Premium
Family:Windows Vista/Windows Vista / Windows XP
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Other features

Audio system:Azalia / HD Audio / Intel HD Audio / Intel HDA
Compatible operating systems:Windows Vista / Windows XP
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel Turbo Memory:1
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem type:56 / MDC / V.92 / V.92 MDC
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port:No / Yes
Type:PC
Warranty:2
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 b/g / 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11a/b/g/n / 802.11a/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1 / 2
Parallel ports quantity: No
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N / Y
TV out port:No / S-Video
TV out port type:S-Video
TV out type:S-Video
TV-Out :Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.7 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19 / 90
AC adapter power:90

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2.26GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 11 / 12 / 12.5 / 8.5 / 9 / 9.5
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:AMD M780G / Intel GM45 Express / Intel PM45 Express / Intel PM965 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Processing Die size:107 / 143
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor core voltage (AC):1.062 - 1.150 / 1.075 - 1.175
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.66 / 1.83 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.16 / 2.2 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.53 / 2.56
Processor front side bus:1066 / 667 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor Model:P7350 / P8400 / P8600 / RM-70 / T4200 / T5450 / T5550 / T5750 / T5850 / T6400 / T7250 / T7500 / T8100 / T8300 / T9300 / T9400 / TL-62 / ZM-80 / ZM-82
Processor Number:P8400/T5750/T6400/T7250/T8100
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series: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 T7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Processor Socket:mPGA4 / Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket P
Processor system type:Up
Processor technology:Intel Centrino 2
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0 / E1 / M0 / R0 / R1
Tcase:68
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: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:29761 / 30787 / 31728 / 32427 / 33099 / 33915 / 33916 / 33917 / 35562 / 35568 / 35569 / 36750 / 40479
Processor code:SL3BU / SL3BV / SLA49 / SLA4D / SLAYY / SLGE3 / SLGJ4 / SLGJN
Processor package size:35 / 35 x 35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

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

Security

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

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0\nNERO 7 Essentials / Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0\nNERO 7 Essentials\nASUS / Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0\nNERO 8 Essentials\nPower2Go / Y
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 installed:Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2007 / Norton Internet Security 2008

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD / MMC, MS Duo, MS Pro, MS Pro Duo, SD / MMC, MS Duo, MS Pro, MS Pro, SD / MMC, MS Duo, MS Pro, SD / MMC, SD
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320

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/320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino 2
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470/ATI Radeon HD 3470/Intel GMA 4500MHD/Intel GMA X4500HD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:26.9 / 27
Height :2.8 / 3 / 4 / 4.1
Height (front):2.8 / 3
Height (rear):4 / 4.05
Weight:2.8 / 2.95 / 2.96 / 3
Width:36 / 36.5