ASUS N81Vp Gaming Notebook Review


Introduction and Specifications

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.

ASUS N81Vp Notebook

The Bundle

ASUS N81Vp Notebook Bundle

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.


ASUS N81Vp Notebook CPU-Z

Processor Intel Core2Duo T9550 Processor @ 2.66GHz
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
Chipset Intel PM45 Express Chipset + ICH9M
Memory 4GB
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.

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