The display is fastened in the same way as on the ASUS V6J: the hinges go out of the notebook’s lid. This puts the display a few centimeters away from the user, but the maximum angle the notebook can be unfolded by is far smaller than 180 degrees as you can see in the next photograph:
The ASUS Lamborghini VX1 is equipped with a 15” LCD matrix that has a maximum resolution of 1400x1050 pixels and a classic aspect ratio of 4:3 (SXGA+). The viewing angles are wide enough both vertically and horizontally as you might expect from an expensive notebook. The display has a glassy coating which makes the image more saturated, but also reflects any well-lit object or light source behind your back just like a mirror. It means you have to take care about proper lighting before you sit down with this notebook to work.
The matrix is manufactured with ASUS’ Color Shine technology. ASUS claims this technology of making “glassy” LCD displays with a special polymer coating provides an exceptional image quality and color saturation, thus resulting in a vivid and colorful image.
The Lamborghini VX1 also features ASUS Splendid Video Enhancement technology. It allows adjusting the onscreen image by switching between preset modes (you control them with the Fn+C key combination).
Just like the V6J, the Lamborghini VX1 series comes with a one-time 30-day LCD Zero Bright Dot warranty. It means you can have the display repaired/replaced at a tech service center if you spot “dead” pixels on it soon after the purchase (you’ll need the receipt or any other document that confirms the fact of purchase).
The Lamborghini VX1 offers 16 grades of brightness but you can’t use the computer at the lowest brightness settings because it’s virtually impossible to discern anything in the screen then.
We measured the brightness and contrast of the notebook’s display using a Pantone ColorVision Spyder with OptiCAL version 3.7.8 software. We selected the highest brightness setting before this test, but it was considerably reduced when the notebook switched to its battery, automatically enabling power-saving technologies. Note that the brightness value is quite high, but the contrast ratio is low:
AC power source:
- 132.3cd/sq.m brightness, 40:1 contrast ratio
DC power source:
- 104.7cd/sq.m brightness, 41:1 contrast ratio