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Asus W90vp with 18.4-inch display

Introduction


it is true that most notebook systems commonly use hardware as low power consumption, which requires compromises with performance. This can be over come with the solutions of desktop replacement versions.

But if looking for the performance at Systems this kind must fully covered with the categories of solutions .Although the size and weight of a any replacement is usually not allow easy movement of the same in everyday life, such option must transportable at any where ,and game play that to participate in a gaming contest.


W90vp from Asus is the system that have all these things together.Taiwanese media drive demonstrated From the display in Full HD resolution with the presence of the HDMI port. Not ended here the presence of the solution video ATI Radeon HD 4870x2 make it a ideal candidate for this purpose.
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Design

The evolution of portable is shows some nice ultra-portable laptop but Speaking of W90 is not certainly match out as portability is not the primary objectives of this system so it is like giant by Asus.

The dimensions are being system built around a 18.4-inch display, W90 has a footprint of 44.3 x 32.8 x 5.3 cm for a weight of no less than 5.2 kg. so if you you have to carry with you, you should choose the appropriate bag or backpack to contain it, since this size with the W90 is not adaptable to most of the bags in circulation.


Asus has opted for plastic looking, but certainly not particularly inclined to relevant stresses .The coloration of plastics is dark gray and black with chrome, glossy effect .The back of the display and top of notebook is covered with an elegant aluminum foil brushed effect.

Keypad and touchpad

The display dimensions allow you to have a working very wide. W90 is with full keyboard including numeric keypad and equipped with standard size keys. Equally large area in the middle for the touchpad for which given the size would have been a sensitive appreciated more generous.The touchpad has an area dedicated to the operations side scrolling and a fingerprint sensor placed between the two buttons.

Touch controls


Following the trend Asus has provided multimedia touch controls in this system. We find at the left side of the keyboard the buttons that provide the traditional functions and sliding control to adjust the volume. There are two buttons that any time touch allowing quick access to programs for playing music and watching films.

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Indicators and Ports

Another set of fingertip controls were placed at the work plan between the upper edge of the keyboard and display.here first two key allow you to mute the sound and touchpad, and sliding controller allows you to adjust the brightness of the screen, then a series of buttons to quickly switch to display mode splendid and finally a button to the selection of profiles overclock.


led used for the monitoring of activities and conditions which have been placed at the base of the screen and divided into two groups. Led placed near the two junctions of the display itself. On one side indicators provides status of the disc and the traditional caps lock, num lock and scroll lock, while other are LEDs that indicate the ignition system, state charging, ignition modules wireless Bluetooth and WiFi and an indicator that warns of the presence of new email in inbox.


On the back side both RJ45 and RJ11 plug have been placed for the connectivity with VGA port 15-pin and HDMI connector.here you can see the power connector. At the back we have two large slits for ventilation of the internal air, placed in correspondence of two fans going to cool the heat sinks of the two video cards.

Few major elements are placed on left side including USB 2.0 port, the two mini-jack 3.5 mm headphone and microphone and the appropriate slot for padlock type kengsinton. Also on this side there is a large grill for ventilation of internal components.


Along the right are the optical drive. here slot have been secured for cards zpress card, a card reader MMC, SD, MS, and the little mechanical switch to activate / deactivate the wireless module. here you will also find the connector IEEE 1394, External SATA port and three USB 2.0 ports
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Inside Asus W90Vp

Processor

Asus W90Vp The system is equipped with an Intel Core 2 Duo T9600, and based on core 45nm product. The processor type dual-core, operating at a frequency of 2.80 GHz with 6MB of cache second level. The T9600 processor has a TDP of 35W.

To support the Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 is the X38 chipset, which chipset supports the Frequency 1066MHz bus and up to 8GB of DDR2 memory. In this case the controller I / O coupled to the northbridge is the ICH10.

the system is well equipped with 6GB of DDR2 800MHz memory divided into three modules 2GB each. the Notebook W90vp is equipped with Windows Vista 64-bit for address complete memory of 6gb that is above the 4GB.


wireless network
wireless network controller type 802.11b/g/n, a network controller wired by 1gbit, a modem class V92, Bluetooth 2.1 module with Enhanced Data Rate is used.


graphics acceleration


management graphics acceleration is by the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2, implemented via the PCI Express module. The card has 512MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory with an operating frequency of 850MHz.the GPU uses Direct X 10 with 55 nanometers and operates at a frequency of 550MHz . The memory bus 256-bit allows for a theoretical maximum bandwidth of 54.4 GB per second.


The graphics controller is actually implemented on two separate tabs, linked together through a special flat and communicating with the system via the PCI slot Exrpess 2.0.

W90vp requires appropriate solutions to cool. Asus has therefore implemented three different heat sinks for heat-pipe type, each accompanied by a fan for air exchange. One of the three heat sinks is provided with a radiator that will position themselves in direct contact with the chipset.

hard drives

Asus W90vp have two hard drives 320GB each,which allow you to have RAID. In this case have been used two drives by Seagate and with 5400.5 rpm. The features described thus storage unit with two heads, four and two plates with rotational speed of 5400 rpm and 8MB cache. These discs also support Perpendicular Recording Technology and Native Command Queuing.



optical drive


As regards the optical drive Asus has chosen to equip W90vp with a Toshiba Samsung Storage Corporation, model TS-L633. This is a DVD + RW recorder that supports lots of things. The Lightscribe technology, which allows the use of lasers for decorative screen printing on special media.
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Display

Asus W90vp has a large 18.4-inch monitor with resolution of 1920x1080 pixels supports Full HD native. The screen has a glossy finish and illuminated by traditional fluorescent lamp Cold-cathode. In the upper frame of the display Asus has placed a module 2 megapixel camera.


As for the color rendering of the panel, saturation of the colors quite convincing, with a good accuracy of the points of Blue and Red. Quite far from the reference is the Green and, consequently, Yellow and Cyan. With a proper calibration will be possible to bring reference resulting in a color rendering of a high level.

battery

Asus W90vp The system is equipped with a lithium-ion battery with 12 cells, which operates at a voltage of 11.1 volts and has a capacity of 8800mAh. This is quite heavy for a system equipped with the hardware components that we have to travel.Asus W90vp provide 60 minutes of battery life, with the all energy consumption conditions enable
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Re: Asus W90vp with 18.4-inch display

Conclusion


Asus W90vp The system is undoubtedly an unusual scene of systems with form factor similar to those of a laptop. We use this periphrasis verbose because, as we have already said, it is difficult to speak of "portable" before a system like this.

The keyboard has not shown signs of slowing and the laptop is very sturdy. the plastic could be problematic due to scratches and abrasions so should not be needed for the normal use of the system.

Asus W90vp keeps all its promises. the system is able to provide a processing power that can meet any need for multimedia or gaming use. In this effect is particularly using a graphical solution of ATI Radeon HD4870 X2, which maintain adequate gaming resolution of 1920x1080. Its ability for overclock the CPU with just simple utility software is good.


Very interesting with two storage units of mass which allow the total space of 640GB of storage that provide user flexibility with RAID 0 and RAID 1. Another thing is six audio channels, which allows you to enjoy listening to a more dispersive and more convincing than traditional notebook speakers. Surely, fully enjoy the possibilities made available by external speaker system.

Asus has also fitted the W90vp of a software application, AI Touch Media, responsible for the management of multimedia content. By activating the appropriate button touch gives you access to a properly organized, which allows you to navigate easily and intuitively in the music library, photo album or collection of personal films. The user can noticed the lack of a Blu-Ray support.

Rating : 6/10
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