Asus floors it with Lamborghini laptop revamp
Pedal, as they say, meets metal
Asus has formally announced the anticipated successor to its Lamborghini laptop line, the compact, 12.1in VX3 - intended to bring a little... luxury to the sub-notebook arena. And integrated HSDPA 3G connectivity.
Asus' VX3: vroom, vroom
The VX3's basic spec includes a 2.5GHz Core 2 Duo T9300 processor - one of Intel's 45nm boys - 4GB of 667MHz DDR 2 memory, a 5400rpm 320GB hard drive and 1GB of Flash operating as a cache between the HDD and rest of the system.
Said cache - aka Intel Turbo Memory - requires Windows Vista, so the VX3 ships with Ultimate.
HSDPA 3G and 802.11n networking on board
It also comes with 802.11n Wi-Fi, an on-board HSDPA modem, Bluetooth 2.0, a fingerprint reader, a 1.3-megapixel camera and a three-cell battery. Asus is also bundling a second battery too, either a six-cell or a nine-cell unit, depending on whether you want to pay £2079 for the machine or £2099 - or how much extra plastic you don't mind poking out at the back.
As is stands, the VX3 weighs 1.7kg with the three-cell battery in place. Unsurprisingly, Asus didn't say what adding either of the extra batteries does to the machine's weight.
Try before you buy, we suggest - you can find a list of stockists here.
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and comes with a USB mouse...
...in the shape of Richard Hammond. Lifesize.
Paris likes hamsters.
Along with the fact that this advertisement takes up two pages. The Reg has gone downhill as of late-- a lot of articles are 5 page monstrosities...
what is this
Is this an advert or what? Loads of pics and the bare minimum of details about the laptop. How much does it cost to buy an advert like this on el reg?
Ah, the old laptops for twat market!
Every person I have met who had one of those stupid fecking Ferrari laptop's, a) worked in the IT sector b) worked in Sales and obviously had no IT skills other than managing to find the power on switch so we could hear a rather pathetic vroom-vroom noise when aforementioned laptop started to boot!
Examples of the machine in use
All the illustrations here seem to be of just the machine. I can't quite visualise how stylish it would look actually in use in a likely setting with a typical user. Perhaps you could find a suitable illustrations?