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Hardware First Look: Asus W90 Dual HD 4870 Notebook

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 2 Mar 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Want one, but how much?
     
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    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'?
     
  4. Tim S

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    We're still waiting on final pricing.
     
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    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?
     
  6. Guest-23315

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    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.
     
  7. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    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.
     
  8. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    Holy moly that thing is huge. That's a desktop replacement computer for sure - you need a car to transport it. :D
     
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    It's 1920x1080 - but we tested Crysis at 1920x1200 (it's batch file).
     
  10. Dr. Strangelove

    Dr. Strangelove New Member

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    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.
     
  11. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    That is a pretty impressive laptop.
     
  12. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Couple of wheels and a pullout handle and you won't need a 'laptop' bag. Too big.

    john
     
  13. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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

    Anyway... nice deskbook
     
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    tiz grotesque
     
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    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    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...
     
  16. Xlog

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    Build-in UPS?
     
  17. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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...
     
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    Another credit-crunchtastic product there. I'll take 2.
     
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