Asus to Announce Lamborghini Notebook at Concorso Italiano

Subject: Mobile | August 14, 2006 - 01:50 PM |
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Asus will officially unveil their newly designed Lamborghini notebook computer at this year's Concorso Italiano on August 18th.  We have some of the official PR and specs already lined up before the show starts.  This partnership between Asus, Automobili Lamborghini and Intel will be the first in a series from the group of officially licensed products.  We first saw this notebook in Taiwan at the annual Computex show; see our article here for more pictures and information.  Current specs are:



  • Exclusive NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400VX GPU w/ 512MB TurboCache - As we mentioned in our June Computex coverage, this GPU is set to run faster and clock higher than other GF Go 7400 GPUs on the market. 

  • Core Duo T2500 2.0 GHz processor and 2GB of DDR2-667 memory - We are a little confused why the Core 2 Duo wasn't picked here.

  • The VX1, with a 15" screen, will weigh less than most 14" screen notebooks, according to Asus

  • 160 GB, 5400 RPM hard drive

The notebook will only be available in yellow and black, and because it is a limited run, you can expect the prices to be somewhat high on this model. 


We have a thread going in our forums where you can discuss this announcement and if you think the power and design of this notebook are worthy of the Lamborghini name and price tag!  Please DIGG to share this news with others!




ASUS introduces the ASUS-Lamborghini VX1 Notebook at the 2006 Concorso Italiano


Stunning Notebook Makes It's US Debut August 18th


Fremont, California, August 14, 2006 — ASUS Computer International, a leading provider of high quality notebooks worldwide, will announce the availability of the ASUS-Lamborghini VX1 notebook in the US at the 2006 Concorso Italiano 'Celebration of Italian Style,' on August 18th.  ASUS CEO Ivan Ho and Lamborghini CEO and President Stephan Winkelmann will unveil the ASUS-Lamborghini VX1 during a press announcement at 10:00 AM at the Automobili Lamborghini tent.  ASUS will showcase the notebook at both the ASUS and Lamborghini tents and will have a drawing open to the public for a new ASUS-Lamborghini VX1 notebook.


The result of a comprehensive partnership between ASUS, Automobili Lamborghini, and Intel®, the notebook will be the first in a series of officially licensed products. The ASUS-Lamborghini VX1 successfully captures the spirit of the cars whose name it bears with design details and special mirror painting finish suggestive of Lamborghini's fine automobiles.  The product was designed from the beginning to be, like its Lamborghini namesake, in a category by itself.  'The ASUS-Lamborghini VX1 backs up its Lamborghini-inspired design with top performance, unbeatable features, and rock-solid ASUS quality.  It is a stunning notebook worthy of the Lamborghini name," says Stephan Winkelmann, CEO and President of Automobili Lamborghini (and current owner of an ASUS-Lamborghini VX1).


The ASUS-Lamborghini VX1 offers the following advantages:


Speed — Exclusive NVIDIA GeForceGo 7400VX Special Edition Dedicated Graphics Engine


The NVIDIA GeForceGo 7400VX Special Edition dedicated graphics engine is designed exclusively for the VX1 notebook series.  Users will enjoy movies and play games with unparalleled 3D image performance on its brilliant 1400 x 1050 Color Shine screen.


Power — Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology
The ASUS-Lamborghini VX1 is based on the latest Intel® Core® Duo processor T2500 2.0GHz. The dual-core capability of the ASUS-Lamborghini VX1 optimizes multitasking and provides processing performance that exceeds desktop level.  Core® Duo processors are super-efficient and use less power, extending battery life by up to 25%.  A hefty 2GB of DDRII 677 memory makes applications fly.


Mobility — Slim and Lightweight Design
Just as streamlined Lamborghinis are designed from the ground up for maximum acceleration with supreme aerodynamics, the VX1 is designed for superior mobility with a light, compact design. This 15' notebook weighs less than most 14" notebooks.


 Pleasure — The Pride of Knowing You Have the Best
The ASUS-Lamborghini VX1's exquisite style and unsurpassed performance make any task a pleasure.  The pride and excitement of ownership lingers long after the machine powers down.


Specifications








































 


VX1-5E003P


LCD


15" SXGA (1400x x 1050) with Color Shine technology


Graphics


NVIDIA GeForceGo 7400VX Special Edition / 512MB Turbocache™


CPU


Intel® Core® Duo T2500, 2.0 GHz


Memory


2GB DDRII 667 MHz


Optical Drive


4X DVD Super Multi


Battery


8 cell


HDD


160GB, 5400 RPM


OS


Windows® XP® Professional


Wireless/ Bluetooth


Bluetooth 2.0; 802.11 a/b/g


Bag & Mouse


Yes


Colors Available


Yellow and black


The ASUS-Lamborghini VX1 will be offered at $2,799 MSRP.  Visit usa.asus.com for more details on the ASUS-Lamborghini VX1 and other high quality ASUS notebooks.

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