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First Look: Asus W90 Dual HD 4870 Notebook

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B1GBUD 2nd March 2009, 12:18 Quote
Want one, but how much?
p3n 2nd March 2009, 12:20 Quote
Don't see where all the bulk comes from, they seem to have got all the bits pretty low profile - is the battery causing the hefty 'rear'?
Tim S 2nd March 2009, 12:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by B1GBUD
Want one, but how much?

We're still waiting on final pricing.
¦Cold¦ 2nd March 2009, 12:33 Quote
It's currently selling in the US for ~$2200, so I guess that would translate to about £2000 minimum.

So what is the resolution of the screen? On the first page it says it is 1920x1080 (16:9), on the second it says its native resolution is 1920x1200 (16:10). Which is correct?
Mankz 2nd March 2009, 12:35 Quote
I'd rather have a decenct i7 PC with a 24" Screen and then an EEE or an NC10 than this, to be frank, monstrosity.
azrael- 2nd March 2009, 12:39 Quote
I don't really think that "notebook" qualifies as such any longer. Desktop replacement would be the more correct term, as I don't think anyone would willingly be lugging that thing around.
oasked 2nd March 2009, 12:43 Quote
Holy moly that thing is huge. That's a desktop replacement computer for sure - you need a car to transport it. :D
Bindibadgi 2nd March 2009, 12:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by ¦Cold¦
It's currently selling in the US for ~$2200, so I guess that would translate to about £2000 minimum.

So what is the resolution of the screen? On the first page it says it is 1920x1080 (16:9), on the second it says its native resolution is 1920x1200 (16:10). Which is correct?

It's 1920x1080 - but we tested Crysis at 1920x1200 (it's batch file).
Dr. Strangelove 2nd March 2009, 13:00 Quote
I've said it before and I'll say it again.. why do they bother putting a battery in there.. they should leave it out and put more hardware in there or just use the lack of batteries to make it lighter.
I mean I doubt very many people would actually run this thing on battery anyway.
The boy 4rm oz 2nd March 2009, 13:31 Quote
That is a pretty impressive laptop.
jhanlon303 2nd March 2009, 13:35 Quote
Couple of wheels and a pullout handle and you won't need a 'laptop' bag. Too big.

john
V3ctor 2nd March 2009, 13:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by Dr. Strangelove
I've said it before and I'll say it again.. why do they bother putting a battery in there.. they should leave it out and put more hardware in there or just use the lack of batteries to make it lighter.
I mean I doubt very many people would actually run this thing on battery anyway.

U could want to check your email in 2min, that's way you'll need the battery...

Anyway... nice deskbook
Denis_iii 2nd March 2009, 13:46 Quote
tiz grotesque
Xtrafresh 2nd March 2009, 13:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by Dr. Strangelove
I've said it before and I'll say it again.. why do they bother putting a battery in there.. they should leave it out and put more hardware in there or just use the lack of batteries to make it lighter.
I mean I doubt very many people would actually run this thing on battery anyway.
As a LAN machine, the battery actually has a function. I've experienced several power outages at LANs, and it's always pretty annoying that the laptop guys can just keep going. They usually start complaining about the network sooner or later though...
Xlog 2nd March 2009, 14:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by Dr. Strangelove
I've said it before and I'll say it again.. why do they bother putting a battery in there.. they should leave it out and put more hardware in there or just use the lack of batteries to make it lighter.
I mean I doubt very many people would actually run this thing on battery anyway.

Build-in UPS?
C-Sniper 2nd March 2009, 15:23 Quote
That picture of Crysis is Sloppy, I can see your reflection :p.

This laptop seems to be serving to a small market as I don't see the need for a portable workstation (which is effectively what it is) in many people, other than those with cash to spend or people doing CAD work. But even then, the latter use FireGL instead of Radeon
vampalan 2nd March 2009, 15:38 Quote
This desktop replacement/laptop would be great for the student-cough-gamer on the travel.
It's horrible moving a desktop and screen around the world.
slisgrinder 2nd March 2009, 16:03 Quote
I personally own an asus g50V-a1 and looking at this laptop makes me suspect that its going to sell bad due to its price range and also the targeted niche...
_DTM2000_ 2nd March 2009, 16:11 Quote
Another credit-crunchtastic product there. I'll take 2.
[PUNK] crompers 2nd March 2009, 17:18 Quote
ok so its huge and hot and theres no way i'd 'replace' my desktop with it, but as a piece of engineering this thing is pretty remarkable

if only it was modular and upgradeable, then i suspect a few more people would be interested
Nicb 2nd March 2009, 17:39 Quote
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it's just a lot more reserved than a typical gaming notebook because it comes without the Republic of Gamers tat and flashing LEDs strewn across it. In some weird oxymoron, it's become a large subtle notebook for gamers.. if there is such a market segment?

I would be that market segment. If I get the extra money I'm expecting later I will buy this.;)
Gunblade 2nd March 2009, 18:23 Quote
Did anyone look past the behemoth Asus machine and see the sweet purple office chairs?
azrael- 2nd March 2009, 18:58 Quote
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Did anyone look past the behemoth Asus machine and see the sweet purple office chairs?

Yeah, they're quite fetching. Downright sexeh, actually! :)
Bluefan 2nd March 2009, 19:43 Quote
I like this one, except the price. I know it's big, but try taking your desktop with you, this thing is closer to the n10 than my desktop in portability. It even looks very good!

I regularly work a few hour on my 15,4" laptop, so something bigger won't be a problem, only finding a suitable backpack for it. It's not a take-it-everywhere netbook, but if I need to work a few hours somewhere and take a laptop, I'd prefer working with something big, work way better. this one suits the needs (but not the budget...)
B3CK 2nd March 2009, 21:21 Quote
I use a dell 1720 notebook everyday. When I go to client's office or house', I use it all the time. Sometimes it is a pain to carry around a 17" laptop, but when it comes to corporate clients, it sure impresses the hell out of them, without sacrificing a gaming look to it. Clean and proffesional. and with a an nvidia 8Xmobile card in it, it doesn't hurt when in the hotel gaming :)
There is a market and a use for a laptop like this. But the drawback is size and weight, vs still being able to game while on the road without carrying a seperate monitor.
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