Asus has launched a 15.4" notebook that supports the fast Intel Core 2 Extreme X6899 CPU, traditionally found on desktop machines. Here is the info from the announcement:
"ASUS has launched the revolutionary 15.4" tailor-made notebooks series - the ASUS C90. This world-class notebook is tailor-made for extreme overclocking and performance, and is record-breaking with 4 world's first features. These accolades are: supporting the fastest CPU speeds of the desktop Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 CPU, supporting overclocking of the CPU speed and FSB by 20% up to 2.93GHz and 1279, allowing graphics card configuration and upgrading with the exclusively designed MXM open platform, and providing a towering 3DMark score of up to 4628.
Overclock the CPU Speed by Up to 20%
With the help of the ASUS exclusive "Turbo Gear" CPU speed controller, the ultimate performance under specific selected modes (Overclocking*, Gaming*, Standard, and Power Saving) can be reached. In Overclocking mode, the CPU speed can be boosted up to 2.93GHz and the FSB up to 1279. In addition, the fan-control & multi-heat pipe thermal module provides extraordinary overclocking abilities and reliable computing operations wherever, whenever.
Powerful Portable Desktop Performance
The ASUS C90 comes equipped with a desktop CPU that supports the Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor ? providing faster processing performance that far exceeds normal mobile PC standards. Along with an easily upgradable Mobile PCI Express Graphics Module that supports up to GeForce 8600M GT 512MB, and SDRAM memory support of up to 3GB Dual Channel DDRII 800MHz, the C90 provides a much needed power machine option for hardcore power users.
Exclusive ACE Door for Easy and Quick Configurations
The ASUS C90 is uniquely designed to provide easy hardware access with its ACE Door ( Accessible, Convenient, Effortless ). This innovation allows quick and simple upgrading, installation and repair of key components like the CPU, graphics card, memory, hard drive, optical drive and wireless components.
Top-of-the-line Multimedia Enjoyment
A built-in 2.0 mega-pixel rotating CMOS camera with face tracking function provides vivid video conferencing anytime, anywhere. Additionally, an optional HD DVD drive or a Blu-ray optical drive can provide maximum performance or backup abilities. Furthermore, the ASUS C90 supports HDMI ? providing enhanced HD video, 8-channel digital audio and 5 Gbps of bandwidth. A built-in TV tuner allows users to have wireless digital TV broadcasting and recording right out of the notebook. With this revolutionary digital technology, TV programs can now be viewed without messy cables or even TVs.
True Mobility with Extensive Connectivity
The ASUS C90 ensures extensive wireless connectivity coverage with MIMO 802.11n support through an integrated antenna and Bluetooth V2.0+EDR. Another great advantage of the ASUS C90 is its weight. The lightweight chassis of the ASUS C90 makes it easy and convenient to carry and use the C90 anywhere, anytime.
Solid Privacy Protection
The ASUS C90 offers great balance performance with comprehensive security features. Data security is uncompromised with a built-in fingerprint scanner that reads from the live layer of skin - preventing common skin surface conditions from impairing scanner accuracy. The embedded TPM (Trusted Platform Module) hardware solution prevents attacks by hackers looking to capture passwords and encryption keys to sensitive data."
Supports up to Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor X6800
Supports up to 15.4" WXGA, WXGA+, WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050) widescreen display
Standard MXM graphic card, supporting up to GeForce 8600M GT 256MB/512MB
Supports up to 3GB Dual Channel DDRII 800 SDRAM
Supports DVD Super-Multi, HD DVD and Blu-ray Drive
2.0 Mega-Pixels 240 degree swivel webcam with face tracking function
e-SATA, HDMI, 3xUSB 2.0, IEEE 1394, TV-out, D-sub VGA port, 8-in-1 card reader, MCX connector for TV-RF
Bluetooth V2.0+EDR, Finger Print, TPM 1.2, Hybrid TV Tuner, Turbo Gear, Power 4 phone
367 x 268 x 36 mm, 3.1 kg (6 cell battery pack 4800mAh)