Asus C90 Barebone Notebook – Easy Upgrade & Overclocking

Asus C90Asustek has published on its website the complete specifications of Asus C90 15.4-inch gaming barebone notebook, designed for easy upgrade and overclocking.

“The 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 – 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 ASUS’ “Turbo Gear”, 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 “high compatibility of different graphic processors from the industry”. 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.

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Written by Dan

On Laptoping, Dan writes about Windows-based laptop, 2-in-1, and tablet PCs.

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