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ASUS Lamborghini VX1 Golden Edition

by Johan on November 2, 2006

ASUS Lamborghini VX1 Golden Edition

The VX1 Golden Edition features a 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7400 processor, 2GB of DDR2-667 memory, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 VX graphics, 160GB HDD, and a 15.2-inch widescreen SXGA+ display. Limited to just 200 units, the VX1 Golden Edition goes on sale tomorrow in Japan. No word yet on pricing and when this laptop will be available in the US. One more picture after the jump.

The VX1 Golded Edition goes on sale in Japan tomorrow, in a limited run of just 200 machines. At this stage it’s unclear whether the notebook will be offered elsewhere in the world. If so, will each territory get 200 units, or is that the global total? Asus Japan didn’t say. Either way, each laptop has a metal plate embossed on the back with a unique machine number.

Via RegHardware.

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ASUS Z96j

by Johan on September 8, 2006

ASUS Z96j

The ASUS Z96j is powered by a 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo T2500 processor, 1GB of OCZ DDR2-667 RAM, 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon x1600 graphics, 100GB SATA HDD, built-in webcam, 8x DVD+RW drive, and a vibrant 15.4 inch SXGA display. NotebookReview has a review of this notebook.

To my knowledge, there is no such thing as a perfect laptop. Despite the flaws, I am happy with my purchase. According to Eddie from Geared2Play, the z96j has an official weight of 6.8lbs when fully configured with the 6 cell battery. But due to the manner in which weight is distributed, it subjectively feels lighter than my 14″ Compaq Presario 700, which has an official weight of 6.3 lbs. As a result, I perceive the z96j to be around the 6.3 lb range. If I wasn’t interested in the SXGA LCD, I would have settled for the Acer Aspire 5672 instead of an Asus s96j given my experience with the warm touchpad on the z96j. But as I stated earlier, I believe that the price difference between the z96j and the s96j is justified by its 1680×1050 SXGA screen. If was given the choice again, I would have still purchased the Asus z96j, but preferably from another online vendor since I did not find any reason to spend more money on customer service. On a subjective grading scale, I would rate the Asus z96j an 8.25 out of 10.

Via NotebookReview.

Review: ASUS W3J Notebook

by FreshEffect on June 14, 2006

ASUS W3J Notebook

ASUS’s W3J Notebook weighs only 4.85-pounds, and runs on an Intel Core Duo processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, a 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics card, and features a 14-inch display. Here’s what TrustedReviews had to say:

If you want a perfectly practical, attractive, highly portable machine that packs a punch for work and play then the Asus W3J should be high on your short list.

Via Engadget.

Review: ASUS A8Jm Notebook

by FreshEffect on June 9, 2006

ASUS A8Jm Notebook

ASUS’s newest notebook can be described as a very versatile laptop The A8Jm Notebook features a 1280 x 800 WXGA display, an Intel Core Duo T2400 (1.83-GHz) processor, 2GB of DDR2 memory (1GB standard), NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 graphics, 100GB HDD, and a built-in 0.3-megapixel camera. Watch out MacBook ASUS’s notebook is on the rise and is available now elect for $1,710. Via TechEBlog.

Lamborghini VX1 Laptop

by FreshEffect on April 15, 2006

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The Lamborhini VX 1 comes with 1GB of DDR2 SDRAM, a 120GB HDD, dual-layer DVD±R/RW burning, and a NVidia GeForce Go 7400 GPU with 256MB of memory. Its 15-inch display features 1400 x 1050 which is said to be good. Like most good-looking things this is the case where the price follows the name, this sleek looking laptop will cost $3267 USD. With a release date of the end of April this laptop will hopefully be available through the Asus channels along with Lamborghini’s online and retail outlets. Via Engadget.

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