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Asus N90SV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Asus N90SV. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the size and keyboard are overall positive. The usability and screen are also mentioned favorably. The touchpad and sound get mixed reviews, while many are negative about the energy efficiency and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus N90SV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Asus N90SV from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the reliability and image quality. The screen and usability also get good reviews. Reviews are divided on the keyboard. Some have doubts about the portability.

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41% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS N90Sv-A1 18.4-Inch LaptopASUS N90Sv-A1 18.4-Inch Laptop

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Asus N90Sv review: Asus N90Sv


Asus N90Sv

Attractive design; Blu-ray combo drive; nice, large keyboard; great sound quality.

Average performance, battery life; multimedia laptop without multimedia controls; huge.

It's not an ideal multimedia laptop, but the Asus N90Sv A2 is a good-looking, well-appointed desktop replacement.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Jason Cross (

Asus N90SV-A2


The Asus N90SV-A2 desktop replacement laptop is roughly the size of two 15-inch notebooks turned vertically and placed side by side. Movies and games look great on the large (18.4-inch diagonal), bright, full-HD-resolution (1920 by 1080) screen. (Asus...

Giant HD screen ; Tons of hard drive space onboard

Bulky design ; Mediocre performance for its class

The N90SV-A2 has an appealing price, but I'd rather have a faster chip set, faster RAM, and a faster GPU than so much hard drive space. The screen is impressively large, but not great in color or contrast. And the overall notebook design is uninspired,...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Jason Cross (

ASUS N90SV-A2 Laptop Review


Giant HD screen ; Tons of hard drive space onboard

Bulky design ; Mediocre performance for its class

ASUS appears to offer a lot of value with the N90SV-A2, but when you look deeper you can spot the cut corners.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (

ASUS N90 (SV-A2) Review


Priced at $1,799, the ASUS N90 offers a huge high-def display for enjoying Blu-ray playback, an attractive design, and a massive amount of storage space. Given that this isn't a gaming rig, we can live with the so-so graphics performance. But we think...

High-def display and Blu-ray, Attractive design, Huge 1TB hard drive, Two-year warranty

Low speaker volume, Fingerprint-prone design, Mediocre graphics performance

Jun, 2009

Expert review by (

ASUS N90 (SV-A2)


Multimedia addicts in search of a big-screen notebook with a stylish design will find a lot to like in the ASUS N90, an 18.4-inch behemoth with a full HD display, Blu-ray drive, and a massive 1TB of storage for squirreling away libraries of...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Kevin O'Brien (

ASUS N90SV-A2 Review


Inside the N90 the pinstripe black finish continues around the palmrest and keyboard, transitioning to solid black directly around the keyboard and media keys. I was hoping for touch sensitive media keys on a notebook at this price range, but these...

Excellent 18.4" 1080P screen ; Good gaming performance ; Responsive touchpad

Missing eSATA ; Mediocre battery life

Gaming performance is slightly below full-on hardcore gaming notebooks, but still very respectable. In Call of Duty: World at War with high detail settings the notebook handled 1080P resolution at 16 to 20FPS. Lowering the resolution down to 720P,...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Ryan McLaughlin (

Review: ASUS N90Sv-A2 18.4-Inch Laptop


ASUS is probably the most well known for their motherboards and netbooks. So when they came out with the very large N90Sv 18″ multimedia laptop I was curious about how it would fit in with the rest of their products. When ASUS asked me to review the...

After all is said and done I think this fits nicely into its niche, which is a non portable, non gaming, multimedia laptop. With the addition of a built-in tuner, IR port, and a remote control it would almost be perfect. I say almost because the price...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Shane McGlaun (

ASUS N90Sv-A2 Multimedia Notebook


If you want a notebook with a huge screen and decent performance for a variety of tasks, ASUS' N90Sv may be perfect for you.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Jason Cross (

Asus N90SV-A2 review


Some of the Asus N90SV-A2's bulk results from dubious design choices. For instance, the bezel on the sides of the screen is an inch thick, and a lot of unused space surrounds the keyboard.

The Asus N90SV-A2 has an appealing price, but we'd rather have a faster chip set, faster RAM, and a faster GPU than so much hard drive space. The screen is impressively large, but not great in colour or contrast. And the overall notebook design is...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Techworld (

Asus N90SV-A2 review


The Asus N90SV-A2 has an appealing price, but we'd rather have a faster chip set, faster RAM, and a faster GPU than so much hard drive space. The screen is impressively large, but not great in colour or contrast. And the overall notebook design is...

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications

N90Sv offers Full HD 1080P multimedia experience that allows users to enjoy blu-ray 1080P full screen movies on a 16:9 golden ratio LCD. Altec Lansing speakers deliver clean, crispy and uncluttered audio. N90Sv equipped with New Generation Nvidia Graphics GT 130M GPU with 1GB dedicated video memory provides seamless and smooth gaming performance. N90Sv has Enormous Storage Capacity. It also has chiclet keyboard with numeric pad. The newly designed chiclet keyboard for more comfortable input and numeric keypad for fast and intuitive number input. 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 / SRS Premium Sound / SRS Premium Sound (Azalia)
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:4400
Battery performance:4400
Number of battery cells:8
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:6MB


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight

Width:18.1in/18.1in / 18in/18.4in/18in


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:18 / 18.4
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display surface:Gloss

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:4.7 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:16 / 19
AC adapter power:90

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
On-board graphics adapter model: No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS N90Sc/ASUS N90Sv

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Mouse / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard / Mouse


Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:88
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz


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


3G: 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 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Bluetooth / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n
Networking features:10/100/1000 Base T / 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/Bluetooth / 802.11b/g/n

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

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

Optical Storage

Type:DVD/DVD-Writer / BD-ROM

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Dimensions (WxDxH):18 x 12.2 x 1.85 / 18 x 12.2 x 1.86
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
Hard disk number of heads:2
HDD user password:Y
Hot keys:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V / 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power supply type:AC
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / Azureware NE-785

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:N
Mouse included:N / Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: No
Mouse included:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2 / 3
I/O ports:1 x WLAN
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.7 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:16 / 19
AC adapter power:90


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.66GHz/2.8GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 11 / 9.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:P8700 / T4300 / T4400 / T6400 / T6500 / T6600 / T9550 / T9600
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor core voltage (AC):1.00 - 1.25 / 1.00 - 1.250
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Pentium / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8
Processor front side bus:1066 / 667 / 800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:P8700 / T4300 / T4400 / T6400 / T6500 / T6600 / T9550 / T9600
Processor Number:T9550/T9600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket P
Processor threads:2
Stepping:E0 / E1 / R0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:105 / 90
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / 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:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / N
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® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:35563 / 37006 / 37130 / 37253 / 37255 / 39311 / 40479 / 40739
Processor code:SLG9F / SLGE4 / SLGF4 / SLGF5 / SLGFE / SLGJ4 / SLGJL / SLGJM
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


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


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /1 year warranty / 2 years warranty /2 years warranty


Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 / ASUS-DVD\nWinDVD 8\nAdobe Acrobat Reader 8.0 / ASUSDVD 6-in-1\nWinDVD8 BD\nAdobe Acrobat Reader 8.0\nNERO 8 Essentials\nASUS
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 Vista Home Premium
Pre-installed software:Office Ready
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2009 / Trend Micro Internet Security 2009


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MS Duo, MS Pro, SD / MMC, MS DUO, MS Pro, SD, XD / MMC, MS Pro, MS Pro Duo, SD, Xd / MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320 / 500 / 640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500 / 640

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:1TB/320GB/500GB/640GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Technical Details

Hard disk number of heads:2

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M/NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12 / 12.2
Height:1.86 / 18.5
Height (front):1.55 / 1.62 / 2
Height (rear):1.85 / 1.86 / 2
Weight:9 / 9.26 / 9.28