â€œThe ASUS C90 Notebook is designed to cater to a growing trend of users who want to combine mobile computing with top-of-the-line performance. With easy accessibility to key components, users can upgrade, repair or replace them with ease â€“ providing options for future technologies,” the computer maker says.
Asus C90 uses Intel’s desktop processors compatible with LGA775 socket, and supports up to Core 2 Extreme X6800 CPU at 2.93GHz with 1066 MHz front side bus. With the assistance of ASUSâ€™ â€œTurbo Gearâ€, CPU can be overclocked up to 20%. The notebook can operate under four modes: Overclocking, Gaming, Standard, and Power Saving. For reliable computing when the system is overclocked or when performing hardware demanding tasks, there are fan-control and multi-heat pipe thermal solution.
The notebook has a standard MXM graphics module for â€œhigh compatibility of different graphic processors from the industryâ€. According to product specifications, this barebone laptop supports up to NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT video card, while its 15.4-inch widescreen display provides 1680-by-1050 pixel screen resolution.
The whole system is built on Intel 945 G chipset enabling a maximum of 3GB DDR2 system memory at 800MHz (two SO-DIMM slots) and features support for SATA hard drive and DVD, HD-DVD and Blu-Ray optical drive.
Asustek’s new gaming barebone laptop has 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless, a Gigabit Ethernet, an optional built-in Bluetooth, and a 56K modem.
The C90 incorporates a variety of ports and slots, including HDMI, S-Video and VGA outputs, a MCX connector for TV-RF, an eSATA connector, three USB ports, and FireWire, as well as ExpressCard slot and 8-in-1 media card reader.
Additionally, Asus C90 has a built-in web camera, and optional factory built-in fingerprint reader, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2, and a hybrid TV tuner.
With a standard 6-cell battery it weighs approximately 6.8 pounds.
Asus C90 is currently available for pre-order at eBay for around $950 with nVidia GeForce 8500M included.