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Asus Lamborghini VX1 laptop

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Internally, the VX1 does of course feature an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG tri-band Wi-Fi adaptor, but there's no sign of Bluetooth.

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But the most disappointing aspect of the VX1 is the screen. It's standard square, 15in unit with a resolution of 1,400 x 1,050 - high, but only marginally better than on your average notebook display. I'd like to have seen a widescreen display on a machine that's meant to be a cutting-edge model. On the upside, Asus has a zero bright dot warranty, which is a no-quibble replacement service if the VX1 develops even one duff pixel on the display.

The keyboard too was nothing out of the ordinary. The touchpad was large and quite responsive, so no complaints there. Around the keyboard is a metal surround under which the speakers have been hidden towards the front of the laptop. This gives the VX1 a more exclusive feel to it, but it doesn't make up for the machine's shortcomings.

Thanks to the square display the VX1 is also rather large - 33.1 x 27.2 x 2.6cm - but it's not terribly heavy at 2.4kg, at least not compared to many other laptops with 15in displays. However, one gripe I had with it during usage was the very noisy fan - and this was during simple word processing or web browsing tasks, too.

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The VX1 ships with a carbon fibre-look laptop bag as well as a Lamborghini branded zip-up carrying pouch. This is a nice bonus, but again doesn't make up for the shortcomings.

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