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Asus W90

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Asus W90. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the sound and usability are on the whole positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the size, while the energy efficiency and reliability get less positive reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus W90 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Asus W90 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the screen and keyboard. The portability and sound also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the usability and reliability.

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

This summary is based on the products: ASUS W90Vp-A1 18.4-Inch LaptopASUS W90Vp-A1 18.4-Inch Laptop

May, 2018

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (

Review Asus W90VP Gaming Notebook


Heroes die young. At Cebit this year the W90 from Asus was still

Successful design; Extensive interface equipment; Promising HD4870 X2 graphics solution; Reasonable system noise in idle use; Very good sound playback

Unpleasant hand posture due to high height; Volume adjustment needs a lot of getting used to; Lukewarm display brightness and illumination; Q9000 CPU is a bottleneck; Poor driver support

Finally, also the deployed graphics solution suffers from this, which with two ATI Mobility Radeon HD4870 chips would have absolutely had the stuff to be a front-runner. Indeed ATI also has to put up with the accusation that such negligent driver...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Zack Stern (



I'm not sure whether "desktop replacement" accurately describes the heft of the Asus W90VP, but I certainly agree with the included warning not to use it on a lap. Slightly more "monster" than "monstrosity," this luggable goes where it wants with a...

Good game performance Crisp, sizable, 18.4-inch screen

Weak sound Screen glare due to glossy panel

The Asus W90VP matches the typical specs and performance scores of rivals, especially when powering through high-res games with its dual GPUs. Simple, software overclocking makes it a good fit for gamers. But it lacks the jaw-dropping overall...

May, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Jeffrey L. Wilson (

ASUS W90 (W90Vp-A1)


Packing quad-core power, twin ATI Radeon graphics cards, and Blu-ray, this is one droolworthy multimedia machine.

Priced $200 cheaper than the Toshiba Qosmio X305, the ASUS W90Vp-A1 one-ups its rival by offering better performance, a full HD display, Blu-ray, and a faster hard drive. Gamers and multimedia mavens alike will be hard-pressed to find another system...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Kevin O'Brien (

ASUS W90 Review


The ASUS W90 is one of the largest notebooks that has passed through our office, with only the HP HDX Dragon and Dell XPS M2010 being larger. The 18.4” frame is designed to provide adequate cooling under stress down an Intel T9600 processor and two ATI...

2,199 for up to 34FPS in Crysis and 15,628 in 3DMark06 ; Built like a tank ; Comfortable keyboard ; Great touchpad ; Beautiful 18.4” WUXGA display

Weighs as much as a tank ; Laughable power consumption

One idea we had to save power was to disable one of the graphics cards through the BIOS. We tried this and it chopped 15W off the consumption rate. When we went to re-enable the card we found Windows had removed it from the installed hardware list and...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Stuart Davidson (

Asus W90Vp Laptop


Asus are one of the leading manufacturers in the computer electronics industry today and are probably best known among the enthusiast community for their huge range of class leading motherboards. Recently Asus have been rapidly expanding their systems...

The Asus W90Vp is an impressive machine in many aspects but is not without its share of drawbacks.

Jul, 2009


Expert review by : Shawn Oliver (

Asus W90Vp 18.4" Gaming Notebook


As of late, much of the spotlight on Asus products has focused on the company's diminutive Eee PC netbook line. With a near constant stream of new models to fit nearly any possible set of requirements, it's easy to see why the Eee brand has become...

Excellent all-around performance ; Twin 512MB ATI Radeon HD 4870 GPUs in CrossFireX mode ; Quad-core Q9000 CPU ; Fantastic speakers ; Gorgeous 1080p LCD ; Built-in Blu-ray drive

Heavy (12+ lbs.) ; Awkward To Carry ; Poorly designed trackpad ; Sub-par keyboard ; Lots of bloatware ; Finicky touch-sensitive Controls

All in all, Asus' W90Vp is a unique, powerful notebook that serves a certain niche. With two 320GB hard drives, a Core 2 Quad Q9000 CPU, built upon a desktop X38 chipset with a Blu-ray optical drive to boot, you'd never know this thing was a laptop...

Apr, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Asus W90Vp-X1


The Asus W90Vp-X1 comes up big in several ways. Aside from its massive dimensions, it delivers blazing productivity and graphics performance and is loaded with top-shelf multimedia features, including a huge high-resolution display and a rocking sound...

Outstanding performance; overclocking capabilities; stunning 18.4-inch display; powerful audio output

Reflective screen; heavy; huge power brick

Leading performance, killer multitimedia features, and a reasonable price make the Asus W90Vp-X1 easy to recommend to hard-core gamers or anyone who demands true desktop performance from a notebook

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Tommy Melville (

Asus W90 review


Asus has unleashed a dual-GPU monster

Massive power ; Great multimedia features ; Nice screen

Big and heavy ; Expensive

An exceptionally powerful laptop that also boasts a wealth of features

Aug, 2009

Expert review by (

Asus W90 review


Nothing has been left out of the W90 when it comes to gaming performance. Perhaps that's why it's so heavy...

Phenomenally powerful and the ultimate gaming laptop, if you can handle the weight and the price

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Zack Stern (

Asus W90VP review


Slightly more 'monster' than 'monstrosity', the luggable Asus W90VP goes where it wants with a 5.2kg body and 400mm+ wide frame. But that size - which is big even for a power laptop - allows for desktop-like gaming power, even though other features...

The Asus W90VP matches the typical specs and performance scores of rivals, especially when powering through high-res games with its dual GPUs. Simple, software overclocking makes it a good fit for gamers. But it lacks the jaw-dropping overall...

May, 2009

Product Specifications

W90 is powered by the latest ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870 (dual graphics), W90 takes on intensive graphics with ease. The machine is even powerful than some mainstream desktops with a 3x SO-DIMM design and a RAM capacity of 6GB, attaining a 3DMark (2006) score of 15,000! Enjoy 16:9 full HD resolution, W90 is ideal for video playback without upper and lower black area-true full screen. Users could overclock the system to significantly increase its performance by up to 25%. In addition, W90 uses the best Dolby Home Theater Sound with 4 built-in Altec Lansing speakers. ASUS exclusive "Express Gate" enables users to access the Internet, instant messenger, Skype, online games, music, photos and more in 10 seconds when the system is powered on. Free carry bag and optical mouse are included.


Audio system:Altec Lansing

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:8400 / 8800
Battery performance:8400 / 8800
Number of battery cells:12 / 9

Cache Memory

Installed Size:6MB


Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:18 / 18.4
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Touch screen: No

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:18.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):46.7cm
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:13
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:230


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4870 / NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1024


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS W90VP

Input Device

Type:AI Touch Media / Keyboard / Mouse / Touchpad/AI Touch Media / Keyboard / Touchpad


Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz


Internal memory:6
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:6
Memory clock speed:800
Memory slots:


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology: / 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:10/100/1000 Base T / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
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 (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Audio system:Altec Lansing
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:V.92 MDC
TV in port: No
Type: / PC
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Mouse included: Yes


TV tuner type:Analog & DVB-T

Ports & interfaces

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


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:13
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:230


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.8GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):8.5 / 9.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:P8400 / T9400
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.26 / 2.53
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:P8400 / T9400
Processor Number:Q9000/T9600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series
Processor socket:Socket 479
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0 / E0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Quad

Processor special features

Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
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: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
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):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:35562 / 35569
Processor code:SL3BU / SLGEK
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Installed Size:6GB
Max Supported Size:6GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty


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 Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:2
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:640

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB/640GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.9 / 13
Height:2 / 2.48
Weight:11 / 11.5
Width:17 / 17.4