Asus upgradeable laptop never grows old

We've had gerbils last longer than some of our laptops. No sooner have they arrived home than it's time to toss them on to the scrap heap and get a sl

We've had gerbils last longer than some of our laptops. No sooner have they arrived home than it's time to toss them on to the scrap heap and get a sleeker, faster, sexier replacement - er, the laptops we mean, not the gerbils.Now Asus could solve all that with its fully upgradeable C90.The customisable gaming rig comes loaded with anything up to a pant-wetting Core 2 Duo E6700, a maximum 3GB of RAM, a well hung GeForce 8600 GT 512MB graphics card and as much hard disk space as you dare to load it with.'More than enough for any man,' you might say, but we all know how things change. So when 2.66 GHz of dual-core processing power starts to look a bit tame just whip out the chip and bang in a new one. Graphics card starting to chug playing Halo VI? Then wrench it from its easily accessible slot and replace it with any MXM compatible model.Not only will it prolong the life of your investment but, as Asus points out, it's good for the environment too as it cuts down on nasty electronic waste. Who knew performance computing could be so green?Essentials Asus C90 Price: £TBA (From $1350 in US) On sale: TBA Contact: Asus Related stories: Asus Ecobook knocks on eco-friendly wood Tree-hugging Dell goes green PC World's tree hugging green machine