Asus are popping out new notebooks all over the place, like the plastic equivalent of Vicky Pollard. But don’t let that put you off – I’m sure their latest offering, the C90, doesn’t come in lurid pink and talk back to you. Yet.
The C90 is being dubbed a ‘gaming’ laptop, which really means they can charge an extra couple hundred to go after the obsessive fanboy market who will shell out over a grand simply so they can play WoW a few frames faster than the next orc along. The 15.4-incher is completely upgradeable, allowing consumers to update the CPU, GPU, memory, HDD and optical drive without worrying about voiding the warranty.
The notebook supports Intel Core 2-based processors up to the Core 2 Extreme X6800, which we presume means it runs uber-fast. Complete with a huge 1680×1050 screen resolution, it also supports traditional DVD burners as well as HD DVD and Blu-ray if you’re that way inclined. And if you are that way inclined, get back to browsing Gamespot on your PS3, noobs.
It’s also got the usual Bluetooth 2.0, eSATA port, HDMI out, TV-out, Firewire, three USB 2.0 ports (not enough in my jaded, USB-peripheral-happy eyes) and a fingerprint scanner which we’ve been seeing a lot of recently. Paranoid, much? I doubt crooks are interested in listening to your Primal Scream remixes and laughing at your holiday snaps from Lanzarote that much.
Asus C90 (via Daily Tech).