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Asus W90

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Asus W90. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the usability and durability. The performance and design also get good reviews. Comments about the resolution and reliability are different, while many are critical about the size and battery.

screen, design, performance, durability, usability

price, battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus W90 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Asus W90

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Asus W90 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the sound. The screen also gets good feedback, but many are less positive about the price.

portability, screen, sound

price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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

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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...

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W90

 

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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Asus W90 review

 

Asus has unleashed a dual-GPU monster

Massive power ; Great multimedia features ; Nice screen

Big and heavy ; Expensive

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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

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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...

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

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cache Memory

Installed Size:6MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.9in
Height:2.5in
Weight:11.5lbs
Width:17.4in

Display (Projector)

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:A1/X1/X2
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS W90VP

Input Device

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

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz

Modem

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

Networking

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

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

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

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Software

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

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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
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