Asus W90Vp 18.4" Gaming Notebook

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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
    

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