Asus C90 DIY Notebook

"Asus have designed a laptop that enables users easy access to internal components. Why? Read on to find out."

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Asus C90 DIY Notebook

The C90 has a few interesting features being the first 'DIY' laptop, most notably (couldn't resist - sorry) the ability to overclock by 20%, available as 'barebones', enhanced cooling, easy access to components, a standard LGA775 socket, upgradable graphics card, a decent array of connectivity AND the option of HD-DVD or Blu-Ray. Not too shabby at all.

Let us take a closer look...

main front



In the image below you are able to see a buldge at the back of the laptop, not dissimilar to an extended battery, but you'd be wrong. This is where the enhanced cooling solution resides. Encased in the rear looks to be four 40mm fans which with the aid of fins and heatpipes help keep this laptop cool.

cooling



Gaining entry to the components is acheived by removing just four screws...

base



This enables you easy access to the LGA775 Core2Duo socket which would make upgrading the CPU a veritable 'walk in the park'.

LGA



Although the C90 is supplied with a standard MXM graphics solution, the NVIDIA 8600 GT 128/256MB, NVIDIA 8500 GT 256MB and AMD M71x will be available as an upgrade.

GFX



Finally, a respectable array of connectivity is offered including HDMI.

connec

Prices are rumoured to start at ~$1500 for barebones, would you consider this? Discuss

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Most Recent Comments

14-06-2007, 06:52:47

PV5150
Intel’s latest roadmap adds two more processors to the upcoming lineup.

Link

14-06-2007, 08:17:26

Mr. Popo
Yorkfield might be Core 2 Extreme and even Core 2 Quad, but not Core 2 Duo.
Yorkfield is the MCM version of the dual core Wolfdale, so it's a quad core CPU.

14-06-2007, 08:25:52

PV5150

Yorkfield might be Core 2 Extreme and even Core 2 Quad, but not Core 2 Duo.
Yorkfield is the MCM version of the dual core Wolfdale, so it's a quad core CPU.

I never said it was a Core 2 Duo :rolleyes:

With Yorkfield, Intel differentiates the Core 2 Extreme and Core 2 Duo models by the front-side bus speed. Intel Core 2 Extreme Yorkfield processors will have a 1333 MHz front-side bus, continuing on where the Kentsfield Core 2 Extreme QX6850 leaves off. The quad-core processor supports Intel VT, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep and Intel 64 and Execute Disable Bit technologies. Intel leaves TXT technology out of the 45nm Core 2 Extreme however.

14-06-2007, 08:28:36

Mr. Popo
Sorry then mate, I assume I misunderstood the text. :rolleyes:

14-06-2007, 08:30:42

PV5150
Not a problem. You had me worried though for a minute... :p
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