Monday, April 9th 2007

ASUS C90 customizable notebook details

The biggest shortcoming of notebooks has been the limited upgradability. ASUS is looking to change all that with the C90, which lets you upgrade all the major parts: CPU, memory, graphic card, hard drive & optical drive. While you may think, that some of these can already be upgraded in todays notebooks, ASUS will make it really simple to do with the new C90. Click on "Read full story" for the detailed specs.


Specifications
  • Supports Intel Conroe desktop processor platform, 1.86GHz - 2.66 GHz (E6700)
  • 15.4" screen
  • 2.0 Megapixel camera built-in
  • HDMI
  • Bluetooth
  • TV-Tuner integrated
  • E-SATA
  • 8-in-1 media card reader
  • 802.11n
  • Graphics: NVidia (most likely DX 10)
  • Finger Print reader
  • HD-DVD and Blu-Ray drive capable
  • 3 USB ports
  • Piano gloss finish with inlaid pattern
Source: NotebookReview
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9 Comments on ASUS C90 customizable notebook details

#1
Zalmann
Interesting, I wouldn't call it a notebook, rather a desktop replacement laptop. Basically a desktop in small formfactor, as the batteries must last all but 12 minutes.
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#2
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
HDMI out is a nice addon right there. I like this. Ive always been worried of building a laptop because Im not too familiar with it and the upgradeability had me worried. With this, its seems like it would make it easier. If they can do this for Turion and Sempron Processors, they would have a hit on their hands.
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#3
kwchang007
anyone else see a giant vent that can be used as a fan? as for it being a desktop replacment, not really since it's a 15.4" notebook, it's more of portable desktop power (something laptop manufacutres have been promising for a while) but the battery really can't be all that great, but maybe with a little undervolting you could break the 2 hour mark.
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#4
Xtant25
by: kwchang007
anyone else see a giant vent that can be used as a fan? as for it being a desktop replacment, not really since it's a 15.4" notebook, it's more of portable desktop power (something laptop manufacutres have been promising for a while) but the battery really can't be all that great, but maybe with a little undervolting you could break the 2 hour mark.
If you look at the 2nd picture you can see 4 small fans that blow out of that vent.
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#5
kwchang007
by: Xtant25
If you look at the 2nd picture you can see 4 small fans that blow out of that vent.
lol i know, but it's a huge vent, most laptops have like one or two fans, not 4.
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#6
kureng
too big & may be too heavy to be classified as a notebook.... look like an old school notebook...
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#7
Wile E
Power User
Now this is the kind of thing that would have me considering a notebook in the future.
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#8
spectre440
by: Wile E
Now this is the kind of thing that would have me considering a notebook in the future.
ditto.
but only if they get the batteries to last a decent time period...
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#9
Zalmann
by: spectre440
ditto.
but only if they get the batteries to last a decent time period...
Well, my guestimate would be between 12 - 30 min on batteries, probably an hour if you haul around a 12v car battery. :laugh:
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