I have the w90vp model
I thought that I would check the forum for any news on the W90 and found this thread. Rather than starting a new one I thought that I would give my two cents here.
I bought the W90VP model, the Quad Core variant of the W90 and I have to say that I am very happy with my decision to buy. The computer is screaming fast, it runs very cool (especially considering that I switched from the Sager 5790 with the AMD Turion X2) and is significantly lighter than the aforementioned Sager. That is not to say that I don't have my complaints. When I received the laptop and turned it on there was a significant amount of Asus bloatware installed. I had to spend the next few hours setting up the machine to my liking (not an abnormal situation for most of us I suppose). My main complaint was with the screen. It was hailed by forums far and wide to have one of the best screen available, but I found the viewing angles, the black representations, and the colors to be very poor. When the screen was not viewed from straight on (normal) the screen was nearly impossible to see. If the screen was tilted back or forward the colors either became very dark or washed out with white. I don't know why this was the case (this isn't my expertise) so I RMA'd it back to Asus in California. They were not very happy that I wanted a new screen but they replaced it anyway. My new screen is much better and I have no new complaints.
My second complaint is not necessarily an Asus problem in that I really like Windows 7 and it does not work with the Radeon 4870 X2 Crossfire cards. In order to get Windows 7 to install on my computer without giving me a bluescreen halfway through the installation I have to disable one of the GPUs. I can't reenable the card after it has installed either or I get the same bluescreen error. So, until Windows 7 allows for the two cards I will have to make due with just one.
My third itme is not hardware related. When I sent my computer back to Asus they appear to have removed the drivers/utilities disk from the sleeve and didn't put it back when they shipped it to me. So now I have only partial useability of my laptop since I haven't been able to install the drivers and utilities that come on the disk. I'm pretty certain that I can get them from the Asus site but with school finals and a host of additional responsibilities upon me I don't have time to fiddle. I spoke to Asus customer service and they should be sending me the disk in the mail tomorrow.
I hope to write a more comprehensive review of the laptop some time in the next month or so. I have to put all of my software back on and see how they perform before I begin my critique, and that is the reason for the delay. I hope that there are a few that will find the review helpful when it comes.
Take care all!