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Asus Lamborghini Notebook With 1 TB SSD

Asus unveils its stylish new Lamborghini-inspired VX5 notebook, featuring a 1 TB solid state drive (SSD).

The new Asus Lamborghini VX5 made an appearance at CeBIT 2009 this week, which housed what Asus claimed as the world's largest density SSD currently available.  Although not specified, the included SSD might be the new 1 TB SSD from Puresilicon, which was announced earlier this year and flaunted a blazingly fast sustained read and write speed of 240 MB/sec. and 215 MB/sec, respectively.

The Asus Lamborghini VX5 notebook also features a futuristic-looking design inspired by the Lamborghini Reventón; the most powerful and expensive Lamborghini road car to date.  The notebook has a black and gray color scheme, leather palm rests, chrome accents, a Lamborghini logo and a chiclet keyboard that lights up automatically under low light conditions. While the notebook does look pretty fancy, it also looks pretty big, but that added size is in part due to the notebook's large 16-inch LCD display with full HD resolution.

Under the hood, the VX5 notebook is powered by an Intel Core 2 Quad processor and comes with 4 GB of DDR3 memory and dedicated Nvidia Geforce GT 130M graphics with 1 GB of GDDR3 VRAM.  For added performance, the notebook also features a TwinTurbo mode that can increase CPU and GPU speed with the press of a button.  Also included in the VX5 notebook is a Blu-ray disc combo drive, a 2.0-megapixel webcam, a slew of useful ports and Windows Vista Ultimate. 

Lastly, the notebook weighs in at 7.23-pounds (3.3 kg) with a 6-cell battery and has a whopping thickness of 1.89-inches (48 mm).  There is no word yet on price or availability, but expect this premium notebook to come at a steep price.

  • LATTEH
    im a little bit confused... intel made a 32GB ssd but Asus made a 1TB version why didnt they just sell the HDD unless im missing the big picture O_O
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  • tenor77
    ASUS didn't make it, puresilicon did
    http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Puresilicon-936099.html

    Yeah, umm this one's going to make Apple look like Raman noodles in price I think.

    Not for the faint of heart, I promise you that!
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  • cart0181
    Only a 6-cell battery? I wonder how many mA hours it has and what the expected run time is going to be. I still have a Sony Vaio that has horrible battery life on its 6-cell. Granted, it doesn't have a SSD though.
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  • echdskech
    tenor77Yeah, umm this one's going to make Apple look like Raman noodles in price I think. Not for the faint of heart, I promise you that!
    Yup. Though it wouldn't make sense if it didn't. Lamborghini as a brand is generally about being excessive, exclusive and expensive - especially the Reventón model. While its spec sheet matches the brand, its missing one very important (albeit shallow) part of the Lamborghini image: Its look doesn't evoke the same emotions as a pin-up centerfold. =/
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  • jerreece
    the notebook also features a TwinTurbo mode that can increase CPU and GPU speed with the press of a button

    lol I thought TwinTurbo was for Porsche?

    This stuff is all marketing garbage. Just because they named it after a super expensive sports car doesn't really mean this laptop is excessively fast. It STILL has a Core 2 Duo processor. So it's not like it's the absolute latest thing available anyhow.
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  • siliq
    how is the random write performance for the SSD?
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  • Shadow703793
    For a high end laptop (is it for gaming?) it's lacking in the GPU department.
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  • seboj
    jerreeceIt STILL has a Core 2 Duo processor.
    Core 2 Quad.
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  • 1raflo
    Why Asus didnt put an 4870X2 mobile in this notebook like they did on their latest gaming laptop? if this one is supposed to be like the best of the best in performance/look/etc. (i dont even wanna know how much money it will cost)
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  • eklipz330
    i bet that 1tb ssd is 75% the price of the notebook.
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