27.02.2009 11:50

Asus W90 now available for ordering

Category: new notebook models
By: Pallab Jyotee Hazarika

Asus’ new 18.4-inch multimedia giant is now on sale.

Asus W90

Asus W90

Asus have brought out some really big multimedia systems, but this one seems to take the cake. Asus’ new W90 multi-media notebook with 18.4-inch display panel and the first lot of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2 graphics card, is now available from the website . It scored very high in benchmarking tests, in fact in the Xtremesystems forum, an user crossed 20K mark with 3DMark 06 while testing the graphics card, far exceeding the 14K mark of PCtuning. Considering the processor could limit overall performance while driving the cards, Kinc upped the FSB to 416MHz, and almost got to the magic 4GHz (with a desktop CPU). He also got the Mobility 4870 X2 running at 600MHz gpu and 1800MHz memory clocks.

The W90 powered by Intel’s Core 2 Duo processor (T9600, T9400,P8600 or P8400) and based on the Intel X38 chipset with up to 6GB of RAM and dual 500GB hard drive. Because of the desktop chipset, the W90 also supports desktop CPUs btw. The system is equipped with the Turbo Gear function which allows users to overclock the machine by “up to 25%”. It is equipped with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2 or HD 3850 X2 dual graphics with GDDR3 1024MB VRAM, and the other variants W90Vn and W90V sport a single NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS, GDDR3 1024MB VRAM and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850 graphics, GDDR3 1024MB VRAM, respectively.

Other features include a Blu-ray combo or DVD SuperMulti DL burner,an 18.4-inch (W90Vp/W90Vn) or 17-inch (W90V) widescreen LCD display, a 2-megapixel web camera, WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet LAN,a 56k modem and six built-in Altec Lansing surround sound speakers.

Right now though, only W90Vp-X1 is available at a whooping $2120 from the above mentioned site.

You can read more about the powerful ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870 here.

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