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Asus Lamborghini VX3 12.1in Notebook - Asus Lamborghini VX3 - Application Testing

By Hugo Jobling



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Luan Bach

July 8, 2008, 3:13 pm

Can you peel those product labels off without leaving marks ? They are ruining the looks.

Andy Vandervell

July 8, 2008, 3:28 pm

You can and it's nothing a little wipe wouldn't solve.


July 8, 2008, 3:35 pm

As I said, they leave a small bit of 'stickiness' when peeled off, but a little warm water solves that just fine.

Luan Bach

July 8, 2008, 4:17 pm

Ah, missed that bit of text, too busy looking at the pictures :-)


July 8, 2008, 5:08 pm

Supercar-branded laptops make Ben a sad panda.

Mikko Lahti

July 8, 2008, 5:44 pm

Please, if you claim to do something like this: "...the usual TR habit of populating our reviews with more car analogies than a Bughatti Veyron has horsepower."

I would expect you to at least get the name of the supercar right.

Andy Vandervell

July 8, 2008, 5:50 pm

Cheers, fixed.


July 8, 2008, 7:39 pm

Could you possibly have a nice front-on picture of the screen - all these suggestve side/rear shots would be nicely complemented by being able to see what it actually looks like from face-on... Many thanks.

Andy Vandervell

July 8, 2008, 7:58 pm



July 9, 2008, 12:34 am

I should have spotted Hugo's Bugatti typo when I edited the review, but I was reading it at about 1am this morning! But then it could have been because I'm not a fan of the Veyron, the McLaren F1 is a far more impressive car in my opinion. The F1 achieved its power using a naturally aspirated engine, whereas Bugatti just kept bolting turbos onto the Veyron until it was faster than the McLaren!


July 9, 2008, 2:06 am

Quick tip, stickers don't leave residue if you heat them up a bit first. A hairdryer is hot enough.

Mikko Lahti

July 9, 2008, 8:00 am

Riyad, I suggest you go read a bit more about the Veyron's performance and about the engineering feats that it took to achieve such a vehicular pinnacle that is the Bugatti Veyron. Otherwise your opinions make you sound like a less educated person than you probably are (comparing the McLaren F1 to the Veyron is outrageous, not even the Koenigsegg CCR compares to the Veyron). No offence though, the McLaren F1 was the king of the hill for a good number of years.


July 9, 2008, 1:48 pm

Mikko, I know exactly what it took to squeeze that amount of power into the Veyron. The point is that forced induction is, quite simply, the easiest way to increase power output. A naturally aspirated engine on the other hand, is far more of a challenge, unless you're just going to throw massive weight and displacement at it like the Dodge Viper.

The Veyron employs four turbo chargers in order to achive its power output, and despite the fact that the engineers have done an amazing job of keeping lag in check, it's still there. A naturally aspirated engine has no lag, and rewards the driver with instantaneous throttle response. I currently drive one turbo charged car, and another with a highly tuned naturally aspirated engine, and even though there's very little lag on the turbo car, the throttle response on the other just blows it off the road.

It's also worth remembering that the Veyron weighs two tonnes, and no matter how much power you throw at something, weight will always be detrimental to handling. The McLaren F1 weighs almost half as much as the Veyron, and even taking power to weight ratios out of the equation, that light structure will make the handling sharper. Oh, and let's not forget that the F1 is constructed from carbon fibre, thus making the body supremely stiff as well as loweing the centre of gravity - all of which improves handling even more. I never quite understood why Bugatti used aluminium for part of the Veyron body, but I'm sure it was done out of necessity rather than choice.

But the real beauty of the F1 is its simplicity. The fact that the V12 engine is basically two BMW E36 M3 lumps stuck together, makes it a very reliable power plant - I wouldn't necessarily suggest that you could drive an F1 to work every day, but it's a far more resilient beast than you'd expect it to be.

All that aside, I believe that a truly impressive performance car is one that's fast, handles supremely and can be driven every day. That's why the Porsche 911 has had such longevity and continues to dominate, and why the Audi R8 looks like a very attractive proposition.

Anyway, I apologise that I appear "less educated" to you Mikko, but I really need to get on with some work now.


July 9, 2008, 4:07 pm

Interesting stuff. Did you drive the F1 and the Veyron on the same day?

Mikko Lahti

July 9, 2008, 6:20 pm

Okay Riyad, like BigBadDave suggested, it's clear that you've driven the F1 a lot and also the Veyron, so I can't argue with you it seems. This isn't really the place for it anyway, having a debate about supercars belongs to a supercar forum. So let's just agree to disagree about our dreamcars, the Bugatti Veyron is my thing, yours is the McLaren F1. Cheers


July 9, 2008, 6:20 pm

I've never driven a Veyron, which is why the above comment doesn't mention personal opinion.

What I said about forced induction, weight, chassis materials and handling do not require personal driving experience to be valid.

And don't go thinking that I dislike turbocharged supercars, because I believe that the F40 is one of the greatest road going cars Ferrari has ever made. But again, the F40 had a kerb weight that was roughly half of the Veyron's.

Ultimately Bugatti set out to build the fastest road going production car in the world, something that it achieved at great cost to itself and parent company VAG. By contrast, Gordon Murray didn't design the F1 to be the fastest car in the world, that ended up being a by product of him creating the most accomplished, street legal racing car ever made.


July 9, 2008, 6:30 pm

Mikko, I never said I'd driven a Veyron, which is why I didn't include any personal opinions on driving/performance/handling etc.

Also, the McLaren F1 is in no way my dream car, I was just making a comment. Given the choice of anything, I'd probably go for a mint 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS, but they're going for around 𧶀,000 these days :(

Jay 1

July 9, 2008, 7:06 pm

My laptop handles amazingly well and it weighs a tonne... ;)


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