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Asus W90

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 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. Reviews about the design and usability are generally positive. The screen and durability are also appreciated, whereas comments about the size and energy efficiency are mixed. Some have doubts about the reliability and battery.

performance, durability, screen, usability, design

portability, price, battery, reliability

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 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the screen and keyboard. The portability and sound also get good feedback. Many are critical about the usability and reliability.

sound, portability, keyboard, screen

price, reliability, usability

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

Oct, 2015

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: Nathan Marks (

Asus W90Vp Laptop


Today we're going to be looking at the Asus W90Vp, a multimedia notebook full of features such as an 18.4' 1080p display, a Blu-Ray drive and a powerful dual core CPU with overclocking capabilities paired with two of ATIs mobile 4870 cards in a...

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: Richard Knight (

Asus W90 notebook review


Asus have become a well known and established name over the years for their peripherals and products; these range vastly from motherboards to the very first netbook. What they aren't so well known for is their high end gaming laptops that are...

Two onboard graphics cards for sublime visual gaming experience

Case design not as luxurious as their other high end Asus notebooks, price

A serious gamer's notebook, for serious gamers although a tad more storage wouldn’t go a miss. Ignore Asus categorising the W90 as just a multimedia notebook: it’s far far more than that

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: (

Asus W90 review


By the strict dictionary definition, Asus' new W90 is a laptop. Practically, the only way it could possibly qualify is if you've got the thighs of a sumo wrestler. To call it a notebook is to suggest Lord of the Rings is a mere fantasy essay. In a...

Jun, 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 Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cache Memory

Installed Size:6MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS W90VP

Input Device

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


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz


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


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
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 Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.8GHz/2GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Processor Number:Q9000/T9600
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Quad


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

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.

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