Having just noticed that this will be my second post in two days to mention Italian car manufacturers, I won't drone on. Acer has long been rolling out their Ferrari branded laptops, but now Asus has teamed up with Lamborghini to create their VX1 laptop. With a Lambo logo stuck onto the case and a nice paintwork finish, the laptop doesn't actually look that bad. If you have a need for speed, and the Ferrari notebook just doesn't cut to the chase, then drive on over to Asus. The VX1 might not please Jeremy Clarkson (Lamborghini loving, computer killing Top-Gear presenter), but hopefully he won't be getting out his rocket launcher, but to those of us who like powerful machines, then this might do you fine. Packing in a Core 2 Duo T2500 processor clocked at 2.0Ghz and a whopping 512MB Nvidia GeForce Go 7400 VX GPU, this PC can race through graphics intesive benchmarks better than the Ferrari, but not hald as well as specially built gaming laptops. Still, decent graphics, a decent battery life and a slim case. The Intel 945P chipset works idealy with Core 2 and the other components, and in testing we didn't notice any significant problems. The laptop has 2GB DDR2 RAM, a multi-format type DVD-RAM RW and a rather shabbly 160GB IDE HDD. The built-in modem is hardly spectacular either, but what were you expecting? Four USB2 ports, multiple multi-format memory card readers and plenty of extra connectivity options make this laptop a nice choice.