ASUS has hit a prime market with their Eee line and other netbooks, but ASUS is not forgetting about the mobile gamer either! Gaming and desktop-replacement notebooks are ready for a refresh and ASUS has delivered a powerful combination with Intel’s Core2Duo T9550 and ATI’s Mobility Radeon 4650. Today we have the N81Vp-C1 on the testbench and run it through the paces to find out if it meets our expections.
The N81Vp comes with the usual suspects: manuals, driver/recovery CD, Cyberlink Power2Go, carrying bag and power cable. On top of that, there is a cable tie, LCD cleaning cloth and USB optical mouse.
|Processor||Intel Core2Duo T9550 Processor @ 2.66GHz|
|Operating System||Windows Vista Home Premium|
|Chipset||Intel PM45 Express Chipset + ICH9M|
|Display||14″ HD (1366×768) LED backlight,Color-Shine (Glare-type)|
|Video Graphics & Memory||ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650, 1G DDR3 VRAM|
|Hard Drive||2.5″ 9.5mm SATA, 320GB, 7200rpm|
|Optical Drive||5.25″, 12.7mm DVD Super Multi|
|Card Reader||8 in 1 card reader, SD,MMC,MS,MS-Pro,mini SD w/ adapter,MS-Duo,MS-Pro Duo via adapter|
|Video Camera||1.3 Mega Pixel web camera|
|Fax/Modem/LAN/WLAN||Integrated 802.11 b/g/n
Built-in Bluetooth V2.1+EDR (optional)
Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 ABGN
10/100/1000 Base T
|Battery Pack & Life||6 cells: 4800 mAh|
|Dimension & Weight||34.2 x 25.6 x 3.60~3.72 cm (W x D x H)
2.50 kg, (with 6 cell battery)
|Warranty||2-year limited global hardware warranty
1-year battery pack warranty
30days Zero Bright Dot LCD
|Green Compliance||RoHS, Energy Star 4.0|
As can be seen by the specifications, the N81Vp can be looked at as a desktop replacement system. With 4GB of RAM, Core2Duo processor, and the ATI HD 4650, this notebook should make a very decent gaming system or even a workstation. Read on to see how the N81Vp is layed out and how it performs.