ASUS Automobili Lamborghini VX7 Review
The ASUS Automobili Lamborghini VX7 is easily the nicest looking laptop I’ve ever had the luxury of playing games on, it has that signature Lamborghini style that you’d only expect to see on a car. The curvaceous frame and faux-headlight vents give this laptop a unique presence.
Of course, with any high end gaming laptop, the proof is in the pudding. The Lamborghini VX7 may look gorgeous, but does it hold it’s own in the power department? After gaming on this beast for over a month, I can certainly confirm the VX7 packs a punch.
With an Intel i7 processor, nVidia 460M with 3gb video memory and 8gb of DDR3 RAM (customisable up to 16gb) and a 15.6inch screen, the VX7 is definitely comparable to Alienware’s M15x. Having two 750gb hard drives, USB3.0 and HDMI onboard were also great additions.
The full details and specifications of the ASUS Automobili Lamborghini VX7 are as follows:
- Automobili Lamborghini inspired design with directly licensed colours
- 15.6” 16:9 full HD LED display
- Quad-core 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors
- NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 460M GPU with 3GB video memory
- 8GB DDR3 1333 memory (expandable to 16GB)
- 2 x 750GB hard drives (total 1.5TB – 7200rpm)
- USB 3.0 technology (up to 10x faster than USB 2.0)
- Blu-ray combo drive
- Windows® 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
With such impressive looks and performance, it’s a shame really that the VX7’s build quality isn’t quite on par. Unfortunately, the plastic around the screen feels rather cheap and loose, which is quite odd, because the bottom half of the laptop is superb, with a leather wrist-pad, metallic buttons and smooth black finish. The paintwork on the lid was also questionable, on the review unit I was provided at least. This could be down to the lack of care shown by previous journalists, but white patches on a black laptop is quite worrying.
Overall this laptop is a fantastic piece of kit. The high-end specs mean this laptop can easily support anything from Star Wars: The Old Republic, to Battlefield 3. The Lamborghini badge and design make a statement about the owner – they say “I’m stylish and I know it”. All of this may or may not be your thing, but this laptop certainly turns heads. The price may be steep, but you’re paying a premium for a fantastic brand, you’d expect similar expenses if you purchased an Apple or Alienware laptop.
The ASUS Automobili Lamborghini VX7 is the stylish geek’s dream laptop.