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Asus M50SV-AS030G laptop PC

£1,149 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Asus

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

If you're after a portable laptop, but don't want to compromise on processing power, then the Asus M50SV-AS030G is the machine for you.

If you're after a portable laptop, but don't want to compromise on processing power, then the Asus M50SV-AS030G is the machine for you.

Equipped with one of Intel's newest Penryn chips, the Asus M50SV-AS030G has a whopping 4GB of RAM - ensuring high performance despite its portable credentials.

Not only does the Asus M50SV-AS030G feature a 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 chip, but it also includes an Nvidia GeForce 9500M GS graphics chip equipped with 512MB of RAM.

As a result the Asus M50SV-AS030G's performance scores are nothing short of remarkable. It managed to rack up a score of 98 in our WorldBench 6 real-world speed benchmark - one of the highest ever from a portable machine - and it's no slouch when it comes to gaming, achieving 29 frames per second (fps) running the gruelling FEAR graphics test.

The processor and graphics chip aren't the only cutting edge components you'll find on the Asus M50SV-AS030G - it also features an eSATA (external SATA) port, so you can hook it up to high speed external drives and transfer data up to six times faster than with USB 2.0. Visit Business Advisor for reviews of the best IT products for your business.

Although the Asus M50SV-AS030G review unit we saw was an early model with only a standard 1,280x800 resolution display, according to Asus the shipping model will increase the resolution to 1,440x900 giving you more desktop space to play with.

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2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T9300
4GB 667MHz DDR2 RA
Windows Vista Ultimate
250GB hard disk
512MB Nvidia GeForce 9500M GS graphics
15.4in 1,280 x 800 display
DVD writer
1.3Mp webcam
3 x USB
MMC/SD/MS card reader
fingerprint reader & TPM 1.2 module
  • Build Quality: We give this item 8 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

The Asus M50SV-AS030G is blazingly fast for a portable machine and Asus has mostly employed high spec components, but it can't always make the most of them. With an asking price of £1,149 it's a little on the high side, but it's not exorbitant when you look at what you're getting for your money.

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