Intel Atom systems coming to 2013 Nissan vehicles
Nissan and Intel have forged a relationship to integrate the latter's Atom chips into some of the former's vehicles. Only higher-end vehicles will be equipped with these Atom-powered in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems starting in 2013, however, and will likely first appear in Nissan's luxury brand, Infiniti. The Infiniti LE electric car concept was just unveiled earlier on Thursday at the New York International Auto Show sporting the twin-display IVI.
ASUS shows upcoming Lamborghini VX7 notebook
ASUS has just unveiled a reworking of its 15.6-inch ASUS-Automobili Lamborghini VX7 notebook. Like the supercars it borrows styling cues from, it's available in orange, black or carbon fiber. Processing power comes from a Sandy Bridge-era Intel Core i7 processor.
Device arriving first in the UK
ASUS has begun shipping its latest Lamborghini-themed notebook, the Eee PC VX6. The device integrates a 12.1-inch display with 1366x768 resolution and LED backlighting. A 1.8GHz dual-core Atom processor powers the ultraportable, while graphics acceleration is provided by NVIDIA's Ion 2 components with support for Optimus.
ASUS WX-Lamborghini mouse goes through FCC
An image and a technical drawing from an FCC filing have revealed that ASUS will soon release a mouse branded with Lamborghini badges and styled after the supercars from the Italian manufacturer. It matches the company's limited-run notebooks, such as the VX5 and VX6. The technical drawing reveals that ASUS plans to bundle a 2.4GHz nano USB receiver and thus will use RF wireless rather than Bluetooth.
TAG Heuer outs ultra-exclusive handset
TAG Heuer on Monday announced the release of a limited-edition cellphone, the design of which was inspired by the Lamborghini Murcielago supercar. Only 1963 examples of the MERIDIIST Automobili Lamborghini cellphone will be made worldwide to signify the founding year of Lamborghini cars. The phone is made of stainless steel coated in black titanium carbide and sports the same signature as the one found on the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640's V12 engine block.
ASUS VX5 with 1TB SSD
At CeBIT on Monday, ASUS revealed a number of new and concept products, including the ASUS-Lamborghini VX5 notebook with a highly-styled chassis meant to mimic the aggressive lines of the Lamborghini Reventón supercar. As well, the notebook will be the first to ship with a 1TB solid state drive (SSD). Like the 16-inch VX5 introduced at CES earlier this year, the notebook otherwise sports an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU of unspecified clock speed and 4GB of RAM.
ASUS Ares, notebooks
In addition to having announced a new Eee PC, ASUS has revealed several other computers at CeBIT. Among these is the Ares, a desktop system meant for high-end gaming. It operates on a Core 2 Extreme processor, and supports up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, as opposed to the more conventional DDR2. It can further be configured with up to 4TB of hard drive space, while graphics support includes NVIDIA's recent three-way SLI technology. The system's case, finally, features built-in liquid cooling. No prices or release dates have been published.