The Asus Lamborghini VX7: Now With Sandy Bridge
When you think of a Lamborghini, what's the first thing that comes to mind? The Italian line of sports cars, most likely. Why not a computer? First announced in 2006, Asus's line of Lamborghini laptops have done the names of both companies justice- delivering high performance and power along with top quality aesthetic design. Recently, Asus has upgraded their Automobill Lamborghini VX7 model with Intel's new Sandy Bridge microarchitecture.
What does that mean for the VX7?
Way back in January 2006, Asus announced that it was going to begin co operating with Lamborghini in the development of its VX series personal computers. (Wikipedia) What this translated to was Lamborghini designing the chassis, while Asus did what they do best, and put together the hardware components. Considering how Lamborghini has become a household name due in large part to their designs, it was quite an excellent business move on their part.
With that background information out of the way, let's have a look at the aesthetics of Asus's new machine. Inspired by the Murcielago LP670-4 SV, Asus's machine looks sleek, exotic, and most importantly; powerful. The VX7 will be available in either carbon fiber, or orange.(Technology Rekor) It measures at 15.6 inches and weighs around 9 pounds, with a 1920x1280 resolution screen that will let you view the world in glorious HD. (Maximum PC)
All I can really say about the laptop's appearance is that it looks tough. Aggressive. You've gotta hand it to them, they've done quite an excellent job of translating the feeling of raw power you get from a sports car and packing it into a laptop.
In my opinion, that's going to be a selling point.
The New Specs
So, I know what you guys are thinking. So the laptop's pretty, is it? That's nice. A pretty face isn't worth a whole lot if there isn't something to go with it. Well, you needn't worry about the VX7 being all smoke and no fire. To complement its unique design, it's packing some pretty epic heat under the trunk. Asus's latest powerhouse boasts the following features(Source: PC World, Shared Gadgets Info):
- A 2.0 GHz quad core Intel i7 processor
- 3.0 GB of Video RAM via an Nvidia GTX 460M Graphics Card
- Up to 16 Gigabytes of DDR3 RAM
- Up to 1.5 TB Storage Space(Two HDD slots)
- HDMI Capability
- USB 3.0
Like I said....it fits the name, doesn't it?
There's one bad thing about the Asus Lamborghini VX7. Just like its namesake is more expensive than your average, run-of-the-mill car, the VX7's price point exists far above what you'd pay for an average laptop. Preorders start at around $2,269.00. Pretty steep for a laptop of this size, but hey, you'll get what you pay for. As stated, you can order Asus's latest product in either orange or black. Each new system comes with Windows 7 premium preinstalled.
The VX7 releases on April 30, 2011.
(Images from Laptop Computer Planet)