Package and Accessories
“This thing is far from cheap” – that’s the message the notebook’s package is expected to carry. The hood part of the notebook, with the Automobili Lamborghini bull, is depicted on its sides against a black background. The same logo can be seen in the top right corner. The model name and the name of the manufacturing firm are printed in white so that they were perfectly visible even though the print is small. ASUS’ traditional box-in-a-box principle is applied here: the notebook with small accessories is packed into a smaller box which is contained in the larger one along with a transportation bag.
The design of the package is up to its contents. Notebooks from ASUS have always boasted rich accessories and this model is not an exception. Besides the notebook proper, the box contains a 5200mAh battery, a power adapter with indicator, a modem cable, documentation (Quick Start Guide , ASUS-Lamborghini VX1 booklet, 2-year warranty, a list of authorized service centers around the globe, a user manual, and a 1-month LCD Zero Bright Dot warranty brochure), a small Bluetooth mouse from Logitech with the names of ASUS and Lamborghini and an installation instruction, a Lamborghini-style bag and pouch to carry the notebook about, a napkin to clean the screen, and a set of discs:
- Two system recovery discs
- Driver & Utility version 1.0
- Nero 126.96.36.199
- Medi@Show SE 2.0
- PowerDirector DE 3.0.1208
- ASUS DVD 6.0
The Bluetooth-interfaced rodent, manufactured by Logitech, is powered by standard AA batteries. To replace them, you should pull at the mouse’s cover away from the buttons. A wireless mouse is quite a handy tool, but you have to watch for the battery charge unless you want to find yourself having to switch to the touchpad at a most inconvenient moment.
It is not quite clear why they included a black-colored mouse into a box with a yellow-colored notebook (the Lamborghini VX1 that we were given for our tests was yellow). Perhaps ASUS had ordered only one batch of such mice and the designers couldn’t vary the color.