Pros

  • Giant HD screen
  • Tons of hard drive space onboard

Cons

  • Bulky design
  • Mediocre performance for its class

At A Glance

ASUS appears to offer a lot of value with the N90SV-A2, but when you look deeper you can spot the cut corners.

Manufacturer’s Description

N90SV-A2 Notebook

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number N90SV-A2
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4400 mAh
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
VGA Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 18.40 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode Full HD
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model GeForce GT 130M
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Storage
Storage Size 1 TB
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Solid State Drive Capacity No
Optical Drive Type Blu-ray Reader/DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer ASUS Computer International
UPC Code 884840420255
Manufacturer Part Number N90SV-A2
Brand Name Asus
Product Name N90SV-A2 Notebook
Product Model N90SV-A2
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://usa.asus.com
Product Series N90SV
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, SmartMedia, Memory Stick Duo, xD-Picture Card
Standard Memory 4 GB
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • N90SV-A2 Notebook
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Optical Mouse
  • Carrying Bag
  • ASUS Multi-Frame Drive CD
  • ASUS Net 4 switch Driver CD
  • ASUS Virtual Camera with new feature Driver CD
  • Additional Information

    Memory Detail(s):

  • Due to the 32-bit operation system's limitation, only 3GB will show up with a 4GB memory. The 64-bit operating system will not have this issue
  • Hard Drive Detail(s):

  • 2 x 500GB
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
    Ethernet Technology Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.1
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.9"
    Width 18.0"
    Depth 12.2"
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core 2 Duo
    Processor Model T9550
    Processor Speed 2.66 GHz
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
    Cache 6 MB
    Bus Speed 1066 MHz
    Chipset Manufacturer SiS
    Chipset Model 671DX
    Software
    Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
    Operating System Architecture 64-bit
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad, Mouse
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/54

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 86.0
    WorldBench 6 Rating Fair
    Battery
    Battery Life 2:07:01 AM   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 399.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 364.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 226.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 509.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 375.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 584.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 223.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 913.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 217.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 66.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 63.64   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 46.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 55.37   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 54.28   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 38.99   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 46.87   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 67.33   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1680 by 1050 37.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 67.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 70.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Performance
    World Bench 5 Multitasking 504.0
    Number of Included Batteries 1.0