Asus C90S


Asus C90S
Asus C90S
Intel Core 2 Duo (Desktop) E6600 2.4 GHz
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT - 512 MB, Core: 540 MHz, Memory: 450 MHz, GDDR2, Pixelshader: 1080 MHz
2048 MB 
, 2x 1024 MB DDR2-667 Nanya NT1GT64U8HB0BN-3C 5-5-5-15
15.4 inch 16:10, 1680x1050 pixel, Colorshine, Chi Mei N154Z1-L02 (CMO), glossy: yes
Intel 945PM
160 GB - 5400 rpm, 160 GB 
, 5400 rpm, Momentus 5400.3 ST9160821AS
Realtek ALC883
1 Express Card 54mm, 3 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 S-Video, 1 Modem, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: Microphone, earphones, Card Reader: MS, MMC, SD, xD, eSATA, Fingerprint Reader, TPM-Modul, Webcam
Marvell Yukon 88E8056 10/100/1000 (10/100/1000MBit), Atheros AR5008X Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 1
Optical drive
Matshita DVD-RAM UJ-850S
height x width x depth (in mm): 48 x 368 x 303 ( = 1.89 x 14.49 x 11.93 in)
53 Wh Lithium-Ion, Asus Li-Ion Battery Pack A32-C90, 4800mAh, 11.1 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit
Additional features
Logitech MX518 mouse, manual, Video-adapter cable, bag, Asus Turbo Gear and other system tools, Ahead Nero 7 OEM Suite, system recovery discs, 24 Months Warranty, Pickup & Return Service
3.16 kg ( = 111.47 oz / 6.97 pounds), Power Supply: 390 g ( = 13.76 oz / 0.86 pounds)
1400 Euro


Average Score: 83.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 72%, features: 83%, display: 81% mobility: 38%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 43%, emissions: 50%

Reviews for the Asus C90S

Review Asus C90S (AK001C) Power-Notebook | Notebookcheck
The Asus C90S is a portable 15.4" high performance notebook with desktop CPU, overclocking functionality and a fair price tag. To find out more about the downsides, consult our comprehensive test.
Asus C90S Laptop Barebones review
Source: Techspot English
The Asus C90S is an impressive laptop and a very interesting concept with a number of unique features that could have made for a formidable contender. Unfortunately, despite the very nature of the C90S being a barebones or "whitebook" system, it will hardly accommodate every need as a desktop replacement notebook. Depending on how you plan to use the C90S, business oriented users will enjoy the option of extreme processing power when paired with a high-end Core 2 Duo processor.
Ausstattung gut, Preis gut, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/16/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
ASUS C90S Whitebook
Source: Hot Hardware English
First and foremost, the LCD screen that comes with the C90S is one of the strongest features of this laptop, with a clear, glassy look that is simply a pleasure to work with.  The keyboard has a nice fit with plenty of room to rest your hands, while the touch pad is positioned so that your thumbs don't accidentally touch the pad while typing.  Unfortunately, one issue that caused some discomfort was a fair amount of heat build up under the left hand area, stemming from the hard drive.  At times, it got downright hot, which also seeped over to the touch pad area as well.  The finger print reader was a useful feature that worked as promised with simple configuration options, which brings us to the speakers.  Even at full volume, the speakers were difficult to hear, lacking in power while their positioning doesn't direct the sound to the listener's ears.
Display ausgezeichnet, Ausstattung gut, Emissionen mangelhaft, Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2007
Rating: performance: 50% features: 80% display: 95% emissions: 50%
70% Asus C90S
Source: Laptop Mag English
This versatile gaming notebook is user-upgradable and can be easily over-clocked for added performance.
Part of the Asus family of customizable notebooks, the C90S can hardly be considered a bare-bones system. This full-featured gaming laptop lets users easily upgrade vital hardware such as the CPU and graphics card, as well as other components. The idea behind Asus' Barebone notebook line is to enable users to update components that were previously considered non-upgradable. Our configuration didn't provide much in the way of 3D muscle, but we were generally pleased with its performance and liked the concept behind this system. Priced at $1,499, our C90S review unit arrived in a piano-black chassis sporting an embedded wave-type pattern, similar to HP's latest designs. The system measures 14.4 x 10.6 x 1.4 inches and weighs in at a hefty 7.9 pounds. Protruding from the rear of the notebook is an enclosure housing four fans, two USB ports, and a power jack.
3.5 von 5, Leistung mangelhaft, Display gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 40%

Foreign Reviews

ASUS C90S AK037C E6600
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/23/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% features: 100% display: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 60% emissions: 40%
Test Asus C90S (AK001C) Power-Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/29/2007
Rating: performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 40% emissions: 30%
Desktop-Ersatz mit Desktop-Prozessor
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 1-2/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/12/2007
Rating: price: 80% performance: 95% mobility: 40% emissions: 90%
90% Asus C90S-AK001C - 8600M-GT
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/24/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 30% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 30% emissions: 40%
90% Recensione Asus C90S (overcloccabile)
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90%


NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT: The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7600 GT GPU for laptops. Depending on the used graphic memory and the clock speed,  the performance is between the 7600 GT and 7900 GS video card. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
E6600: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
3.16 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).

83.33%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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