Although the mobile market is full of rather bland and painfully similar designs, there are a handful of notebook vendors which have created unique products to stand out from the crowd. Typically acting as the company's flagship notebook, these systems generally offer performance which is equally as impressive as their sleek designs and aesthetics. In similar fashion, ASUS has worked closely with the famed Italian automobile manufacturer Lamborghini to bring the new VX1 notebook to market. Blending the performance ideals of each company with the bold, unique and racy designs of Lamborghini, the ASUS VX1 offers a creative new spin on the thin and light notebook platform.
._Intel Core 2 Duo T7400 processor
._Intel 945PM + ICH7
._Two SODIMM sockets
._2x1GB DDR2 667 Unbuffered Non-ECC memory
._Supports maximum memory capacity up to 4GB
._NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 VX 512MB
._1 x DMA 100/66
._160GB Seagate 5400rpm HDD (8MB cache)
._8x Dual-Layer DVD+/-RW
._10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
._Intel Pro 3945e(802.11a/b/g) Wireless LAN
._56K v.90 Fax/modem
._15" SXGA+ TFT LCD (native 1400 x 1050)
._24-bit High-Definition Audio
Taking a quick look at the specifications for the system, we find that the ASUS VX1 utilizes the vast majority of the fastest mobile hardware available. Here, we find complete support for Intel's latest Core 2 Duo processors along with DDR2 memory, a dual-layer DVD burner, 160GB hard drive, and Intel's new 3945 802.11a/b/g wireless module. Perhaps the only component which could be seen as a potential chink in the virtual armor here is the inclusion of the GeForce Go 7400. This new GPU features 8 pixel pipelines and 3 Vertex engines along with support for NVIDIA's Turbocache memory technology. Although the GeForce Go 7400 is a higher performance variant of the GeForce Go 7300, it still represents the lowest tier of NVIDIA's family of mobile GPU's. Granted, the ASUS VX1 is a new entry into the thin and light mobile segment. However, we would have loved to have seen the engineers at ASUS shoehorn in a GeForce Go 7600 in the Lambo at the very least.