Summary: For the most part, the machine’s performance is quite remarkable for a portable device, especially with the help of the software based overclocking utility which allows us to achieve a 249.9 score in our Photoshop Benchmark, making it one of the fastest laptops we have tested to date.
Conclusion: It isn’t very often that a product walks away with a 98% score here on FiringSquad. But the ASUS W90Vp is just such an impressive notebook that we couldn’t imagine scoring it any lower. $2,500 buys you the most powerful gaming notebook on the planet right now. It really is that simple. The beauty of the system is it’s not like ASUS slapped in the dual MR4870 GPUs and called it a day either.
Summary: The Asus W90VP matches the typical specs and performance scores of rivals, especially when powering through high-res games with its dual GPUs. Simple, software overclocking makes it a good fit for gamers. But it lacks the jaw-dropping overall performance and polish of other desktop replacements. Despite its terrific frame rates, its weak media features narrow this desktop replacement's appeal.
Summary: Priced $200 cheaper than the Toshiba Qosmio X305, the ASUS W90Vp-A1 one-ups its rival by offering better performance, a full HD display, Blu-ray, and a faster hard drive. Gamers and multimedia mavens alike will be hard-pressed to find another system that deftly combines robust sound, graphics muscle, quad-core processing, and high-end design. If you can swing the price tag of $2,499, the W90 is a stellar entertainment machine.
Excerpt: As of late, much of the spotlight on Asus products has focused on the company's diminutive Eee PC netbook line. With a near constant stream of new models to fit nearly any possible set of requirements, it's easy to see why the Eee brand has become Asus' most recognizable. That said, the company's mobile product offerings are definitely about more than just 8- to 10-inch machines, and that's clearly evidenced by the Asus-branded rig that we're looking at today, the W90Vp.
Pros: Excellent all-around performance, Twin 512MB ATI Radeon HD 4870 GPUs in CrossFireX mode, Quad-core Q9000 CPU, Fantastic speakers, Gorgeous 1080p LCD, Built-in Blu-ray drive
Cons: Heavy (12+ lbs.), Awkward To Carry, Poorly designed trackpad, Sub-par keyboard, Lots of bloatware, Finicky touch-sensitive Controls
Excerpt: The Asus W90Vp-X1 comes up big in several ways. Aside from its massive dimensions, it delivers blazing productivity and graphics performance and is loaded with top-shelf multimedia features, including a huge high-resolution display and a rocking sound system.
Summary: By the strict dictionary definition, Asus' new W90 is a laptop. Practically, the only way it could possibly qualify is if you've got the thighs of a sumo wrestler. To call it a notebook is to suggest Lord of the Rings is a mere fantasy essay. In a world where everything has been getting progressively smaller, the W90 is an unrepentant throwback. But it’s supremely powerful, too, running faster than most desktops.
Summary: The W90 is the fastest gaming laptop we've ever tested. Its hyper-quick graphics card and enormous 18.4-inch screen has opened a can of industrial-strength whup-ass on its Alienware and Dell XPS rivals.
Pros: Stylish design for a gaming laptop, Super-fast graphics performance, Huge 6GB of memory, Massive screen
Cons: Hard to carry, unless you're on steroids, Blu-ray software didn't work for us, Pricey
Conclusion: Tomando el riesgo de ser redundantes nuevamente: una pena. El Asus W90VP pudo haber tenido lo necesario para ser un portátil de juego exitoso . No sólo se tuvo cuidado al hacer el chasis, pero también cuando se trata de diseño y calidad del acabado. El resultado es exhibido de todos modos – el Asus W90VP no posee la apariencia juguetona de muchos portátiles para juegos llenos de colores y luces parpadeantes. La pantalla empleada presenta deficiencias.