Asus W90Vp 18.4" Gaming Notebook

Under the Hood and In The Box

As our tour around the W90Vp's expansive exterior begins, you'll notice the awkwardly designed rear speakers. Sure, they're exceptionally large and potent for a notebook, but we had to do a double take to make sure nothing was bent out of shape during shipping.

Here on the left side panel, you'll find the single Kensington lock slot, one USB 2.0 socket, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a 3.5mm line-in port, and a number of exhaust tunnels accented in chrome.


Up front, you'll find left/right speakers (accented in chrome) along with a dedicated center channel driver.

Here on the right is where you'll find the bulk of the connectivity options. There's the 2x Blu-ray reader, wireless on/off toggle switch (which controls both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi radios) mini-FireWire (1394), eSATA and there more USB 2.0 ports.


Looping around to the the rear, you'll find another oddly shaped speaker, a middle-mounted exhaust port, a 56k modem jack, RJ-45 Ethernet port, VGA output, HDMI output and a AC power input.


Underneath, you'll find the comparatively huge 12-cell battery (which is easily removed but not-so-easily slotted in), a "subwoofer" that we never once noticed making a difference in movies or music, a few vents, a number of rubber bumpers to give this baby plenty of breathing room while parked and a few access panels for easily reaching the hard drive and RAM slots.


If you're wondering what just under $2,500 buys you outside of the machine itself, here's a list of what all is included in terms of accessories.
  • Asus-branded backpack
  • 12-cell rechargeable battery
  • AC power adapter (equally huge in its own right)
  • CyberLink Power2Go 6.0 burning software
  • Asus W90 utility/drivers CD
  • Asus Recovery DVD
  • Warranty Card
  • ExpressGate instant-on OS manual
  • Miscellaneous instruction manuals
  • Asus-branded Razer Copperhead wired gaming mouse

Tags:  Asus, Notebook, Gaming, W90, W90Vp

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