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Asus UX50V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Asus UX50V. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the touchpad and keyboard. The battery and performance are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the image quality and screen.

design, performance, battery, keyboard, touchpad

screen, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus UX50V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Asus UX50V

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Asus UX50V from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and battery. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the portability and image quality. There are some mixed opinions about the size.

performance, design, screen, battery, price

image quality, portability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Ardjuna Seghers (trustedreviews.com)

Asus UX50V 15.6in CULV Laptop - Preview - TrustedReviews

 

We take a first look at Asus' planned entrant into the ultra-low voltage arena.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Asus U50VG review

 

At over three centimetres deep, Asus' U50 achieves a rare aesthetic trick for a notebook with a 15.6in screen: it appears much thinner and lighter than it actually is. The dimensions aren't anything particularly special, but there's a design deftness...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

More light pours out of the Asus U50 than the Arc of the Covenant in Raiders, but is it a shining example of laptop chic?

A dazzling laptop, but doesn't quite deliver on the promise of style and power that its design suggests

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Asus UX50V review

 

A stylish and high-quality offering from Asus, but not the fastest machine

Good graphics card ; Nice build quality ; Reasonable performance

Keyboard flexed slightly under pressure ; Core 2 Solo could be better

A very nice laptop for those looking for something a little less run-of the mill

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (techadvisor.co.uk)

ASUS U50Vg review

 

The ASUS U50Vg has a backlit keyboard so that you can type in the dark, but, most interestingly, there are lights in the touchpad that follow every vertical movement your finger makes.

This 15.6in notebook is quick and has plenty of useful features. In particular, we love its multitouch touchpad. The ASUS U50Vg would make a great desktop replacement, but it's also capable of being transported to work or school and its battery life is...

Feb, 2010

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

Asus U50VG review

 

Not a terrible laptop when viewed on its own, but with no Blu-ray drive or decent gaming performance, the U50VG looks overpriced here.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

ASUS U50Vg review

 

This 15.6in notebook is quick and has plenty of useful features. In particular, we love its multitouch touchpad. The ASUS U50Vg would make a great desktop replacement, but it's also capable of being transported to work or school and its battery life is...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Rob Kerr (theinquirer.net)

Asus UX50

 

A notebook sized netbook

Good looking case design and finish, two GPUs

Ports placed in a awkward place, mouse pad a 'drag' to use

is a recent addition to the firm's notebook division under its 'superior mobility' marketing banner. What this basically boils down to is that Asus is aiming this and similar models to be light and stylish, perhaps with one eye on MSI's X Slim series.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Will Stapley (reghardware.co.uk)

Asus UX50V

 

Glamorous 15in laptop, but not pretty enough to justify its mammoth price tag

Although attractive, we weren’t hugely impressed with the keyboard, while the design of the trackpad buttons is woeful. And despite its ability to switch to a discrete graphics chip, the Nvidia Geforce G105M isn’t up to much in terms of gaming. If...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Jennings (itpro.co.uk)

Asus UX50V laptop review

 

Asus has been focusing on the design of its products of late and the UX50V is certainly a looker, but does it have the brains to match this beauty?

It's an incredibly stylish machine but, unfortunately, the UX50V is neither portable enough to please frequent travellers nor powerful enough to satisfy the demands of those who use a laptop as their main PC. What's more, in every possible area, it's...

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications

Both aesthetically pleasing and boasting an equally stunning performance, the ASUS UX50 series promises an exquisitely crafted, thin and lightweight notebook that takes away nothing in terms of functionality. Coherent with its elegant styling, the ASUS UX50 series sports a small hinge which differentiates it from mainstream notebook design. The design of the ASUS UX50 series is inspired by one of the world's thinnest creations, the wings of a butterfly, and also features subtly shimmering glitters on the LCD lid. It boasts a slim and elegant profile, which resembles the curvature of the wings of a butterfly once opened.

Audio

Audio system:ALTEC LANCING / Altec Lansing / HD Audio / 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
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:2800
Number of battery cells:4 / 6
Technology:Lithium polymer

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:25.7cm/26.7cm
Height:3.3cm/3.4cm
Weight:2.6kg
Width:38.4cm/38.5cm

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6 / 40
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

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: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce G105M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5
On-board graphics adapter: No
On-board graphics adapter model: No

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:XX002C/XX007C/XX061C
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS U50VG/ASUS UX50V

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Mouse / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 800
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots: / 2x SO-DIMM

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

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

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Premium
Family:Windows Vista
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Other features

Audio system:ALTEC LANCING / Altec Lansing / HD Audio / SRS Premium Sound / SRS PS
Display:LCD / LED
Graphics adapter family:nVidia
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal modem:No / Yes
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Warranty:2
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 a/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n/a / 802.11a/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:Y
Mouse included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included: Yes
Mouse 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
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

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

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:1.4GHz/2.53GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 11 / 7 / 9.5
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS45 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing Die size:107
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Solo
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.4 / 1.83 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor front side bus:1066 / 667 / 800
Processor lithography:45
Processor Model:P7350 / P8700 / P8800 / SU7300 / SU9400 / T6400 / T6500 / T6600 / T9400
Processor Number:P8700/SU3500
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo SU9000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series
Processor Socket:BGA956 / Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket P
Processor threads:2
Stepping:R0 / R1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 25 / 35
Tjunction:105 / 90
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Solo

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / 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: 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:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / N
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:39311 / 40380
Processor code:SLGE3 / SLGF4 / SLGF5 / SLGFE / SLGJ4 / SLGLA / SLGS6
Processor package size:22 / 35
Supported instruction sets:SSE4
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes

RAM

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

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, User

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Software

Bundled software:ASUS DVD 6-in-1\nAdobe Acrobat Reader 8.0\nNERO 8 Essentials\nASUS / ASUS DVD 6-in-1\nAdobe Acrobat Reader 8.0\nPower2Go\nASUS / ASUSDVD 6-in-1, Power2Go\nNorton Internet Security 2009, Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0, ASUS Express Gate\nFancy Start, eManual, AI Recovery, Asus Win flash for BIOS and Driver live Update, ASUS SmartLogon ASUS Net 4 switch, Asus Power4Gear eXtreme, Asus Live Update, Asus Multi-Frame,\nAsus NB Probe +, ASUS Life Frame 3,\nAsus Data Security Management(ADSM),\nVirtual Camera, Asus Wireless Console,\nASUS Splendid, Asus Screen Saver / ASUSDVD 6-in-1\nNorton Internet Security 2009\nAdobe Acrobat Reader 8.0\nPower2Go
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 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Home Premium
Pre-installed software:Office Ready
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2009 / Trend Micro Internet Security 2009

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MicroSD (TransFlash), MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, xD / MMC, MS Pro Duo, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, SmartMedia, xD / MMC, SD, xD
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

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:320GB/500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce G105M/NVIDIA GeForce G105M / Intel GMA 4500MHD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.7 / 25.8 / 26.7 / 27
Height (front):2 / 2.16 / 2.89
Height (rear):3 / 3.26 / 3.28 / 3.36
Weight:2.56 / 2.6 / 3
Width:38 / 38.4 / 38.5