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Asus Finally Specs Lambo Laptop

It has been more than three months since Asus first bragged about its impending Lamborghini branded laptop. It?s been nearly two months since The Spode admitted to getting ?excited? when rubbing up against it (and a more dubious pink leather offering). So when late last week the company eventually said ?this is what?s inside? I?d rather forgotten that we didn?t even know!?!


Is this heavily hyped and unbelievably strung out announcement finally leaving us all warm and fuzzy inside? Well, to be honest, not really. My reaction to reading the skinny on the ?VXI Lamborghini Laptop? - to give it its full name - made me go ?Ok, cool? rather than cartwheel around the office. Here?s why: At the heart is an Intel 2GHz T2500 CPU which is fine if not top of the line, there?s 1GB of DDR2 RAM, a good size 120GB hard drive, 15in display with decent 1400 x 1050 resolution and nVidia?s midrange GeForce Go 7400 graphics card with 256MB of onboard memory.

The usual connectivity options are there such as wireless a/b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 and Asus makes a big deal out of its bundled Power4Gear software which it claims can boost battery life up to 25 per cent. The problem here is Power4Gear is a free piece of software available as a 750KB download from the company?s website, I have an 18 month old Asus laptop and it has it! Besides, when you?re talking about software assisted battery life in a ?Lamborghini laptop? release it is like walking into a Ferrari dealership and hearing the salesmen emphasise boot space. Now I?m not trying to knit pick here what we have on paper is fine but it is hardly pushing the performance envelope in the same way that the Italian super car designer has been with its motorcars for more than 40 years.


Aside from this, however, there is another problem associated with anything sporting the fabled charging bull: price. Put it on anything and the tag simply skyrockets and the Asus Lamborghini laptop is no exception. The VX1 will set punters bag just under two grand when it debuts at the end of this month and to my mind that is a lot of dough for a machine which ? based on its features list ? should really be sporting a respectable Volkswagen badge, not a Lambo one?
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Lambo laptop launched

ASUS has opened up the garage doors and unleashed a new Lamborghini on the world. But we?re not talking about a growling supercar ? this is a laptop.

The VX1 is a lightweight, compact notebook with a 15-inch screen and Intel Core Duo processor, as well as all the usual accoutrements like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and DVD writer ? but its most remarkable for the fact that it sports the familiar bull logo of the legendary Italian car manufacturer.

It?s available mid May from, amongst other places, the Lamborghini e-shop here, as well as the firm?s headquarters in Sant?Agata Bolognese, Italy. And priced at ?1,900, this is likely to be the cheapest Lambo you?ll ever see.
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Lamborghini does lap(top) round Asus circuit
Tue, 18 Apr 2006 06:00 PM

Lamborghini does lap(top) round Asus circuit

Lamborgini and Asus got all chummy one day and thought, ?a super-car befits a super-notebook, together we can make our wildest car-come-laptop dreams come true?. And thus it came to pass: the ASUS-Lamborghini VX1 was born.

The slick speedster laptop, built on the Intel Centrino Duo get-up, is as fast as, well, a Lamborghini, and its waspish colouring and slender body teased us rotten at CES earlier this year. The 15 incher is slim and lightweight too, weighing less than most 14 inch offerings we?ve seen knocking about.

According to Asus, the new notebook is designed in the same way as streamlined supercars: ?for maximum acceleration with supreme aerodynamics?. Well, at nearly two grand a pop, we?d advise against hurling it out of a window to test that theory out.

Sadly, there is only so far you can go selling a laptop on the premise it?s as sexy as a very fast, powerful car. It?s a laptop. But with eight operation modes - designed for gaming, watching DVDs, listening to music and word processing ? which extend battery life by nearly a quarter, we?re happy to see them try.

The VX1 runs Windows XP, comes with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0 and has a high-res LCD screen with anti-glare that?s kind to your eyes.

The ASUS-Lamborghini VX1 will be out mid-May for ?1900. If you can?t be bothered to fly over to Italy to get one from the exclusive merchandising shop at the Automobili Lamborghini headquarters in Sant'Agata Bolognese - shame on you ? you?ll be able to toss one into your e-trolley at the Lamborghini e-shop.
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i wonder if they will do an SE model with a glass lid over the hard drive?  :D



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