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Asus Automobili Lamborghini VX7 laptop review

V12 beast screams 'look at me'
Thu Sep 29 2011, 12:20
Asus Automobili Lamborghini VX7 laptop

Product Asus Automobili Lamborghini VX7 laptop
Website Asus
Specifications 2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 2630QM processor, 8GB of DDR3 RAM upgradeable to 16GB, Nvidia Geforce GTX 460QM GPU with 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM, 15.6in LED backlit display with 1920x1080 resolution, 1.5TB hard disk drive, Blu-ray reader/writer, eight-in-one card reader, 3 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA mini D-Sub, 402x309x58mm, 3.82kg, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Price £1,850

BOLD, BRASH AND BEAUTIFUL are just a few words that describe Lamborghini cars perfectly, and Asus aims to deliver an equally outlandish laptop equivalent of the much-loved Italian supercar.

Obviously, Asus is aiming to attract people with the visual design and performance. The first thing you'll notice is the immense size of the beast - it's comfortably bigger than most laptops with dimensions of 402x309x58mm.

The VX7 sports a glossy black finish with the Lamborghini logo emblazoned on the cover. It's design is in your face and shiny, oh so shiny - in fact it might be a little too shiny. The VX7 is a fingerprint magnet and will need to be cleaned daily at the least to preserve that beautiful look.

With the design based on Murcielago LP640, the VX7 has no problems when it comes to retaining the looks of a Lamborghini. The cover resembles a bonnet, and our review unit came with a black paint job. However, the model with the bright orange paint is definitely the colour of choice. It screams "look at me" and will turn heads like Monica Bellucci in a figure hugging red dress.

Asus Automobili Lamborghini VX7 brake lights

The rear has been styled to include brake lights, which have been replicated perfectly, although the 10 year-old within us was disappointed that they didn't light up. The cooling vents are equally well designed and play a pivotal role. They blast streams of air out of the back and ensure that the quad-core chip is adequately cooled.

Other neat touches include the 'Start Engine' button in the top right corner. The top left, meanwhile, has three shortcut buttons that allow users to adjust the lighting, gamma and performance modes of the laptop quickly. The inclusion of fine leather on either side of the trackpad is also nice touch.

Asus Automobili Lamborghini VX7 trackpad

With a weight of 3.82kg, we're talking strictly desktop usage. A branded carrying case does ship with the box, but unless you've got a broad back you'll definitely be aware that you're packing it around.


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