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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 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the design and usability are overall positive. The screen and performance also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the size and reliability, while there are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency.

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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 W90 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

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 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and keyboard. The portability and sound are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical comments about the usability and reliability.

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

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Zack Stern (pcworld.com)

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...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Asus W90Vp-X review: Asus W90Vp-X

 

Asus W90Vp-X

Desktop-quality gaming performance; ample port assortment; instantly overclockable.

Generic OEM design; gigantic chassis; smallish keyboard compared with its size.

The massive Asus W90Vp-X1 won't win any design awards, but its mobile gaming performance is tough to beat.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

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 : Kevin O'Brien (NotebookReview.com)

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 (hardwareheaven.com)

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

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Expert review by : Shawn Oliver (hothardware.com)

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

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

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 : Tommy Melville (techradar.com)

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 : Zack Stern (techadvisor.co.uk)

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

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Asus - W90

 

Asus has carved itself an impressive reputation in the notebook market, with the majority of its models offering just the right mix of quality, design and value. The W90 represents the firm's flagship desktop replacement, and ...

Although not without its limitations, the W90 is an impressive and capable desktop replacement. Those looking for the best multimedia and gaming experience available need look no further than this, though for nearly a grand less we'd recommend you also...

Nov, 2009

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