ASUS-Automobili Lamborghini VX7 Review

If you’re like me you might not be sure what ASUS-Automobili Lamborghini VX7 means. It means OMG Lambo has a computer. Yeah, that LAMBO and it’s the sexiest thing I’ve had my hands on in a long time.

As part of the Windows Champions program I’ll be able to play with a bunch of computers and technology this year. When the folks from Windows heard me talking about cars with love my voice they asked if I wanted to try out a Lamborghini computer. After jumping up and down and sqealing and hugging them a few times I said, “Why yes, thank you very much for the kind offer.” In my grown up voice.

Here is the computer

The packaging on the ASUS Lambo VX7 is exquisite. This is a luxury computer for a lover of luxury. When I pulled the box out I felt like I was opening a Birkin or a Kelly bag. Every bit of attention is paid to the details. If you watched the video you heard my son’s excitement when he saw the body of the notebook.

Although it’s portable, this is not a small computer and if you are planning a nomadic life with your notebook this might not be the solution for you. It weighs almost 8 and half pounds and it’s screen is sweet at 15.6″ and all that styling is bulky. For around the house and maybe to the office and back it’s still a portable enough notebook and it’s so beautiful you’ll forgive it it’s heft.

ASUS didn’t just slap a Lambo logo on this thing and ship it out. This computer is fast. It starts fast, it operates fast and it’s screen is stunning. It comes standard with a Blu Ray reader and writer. Watching a movie on this computer is an absolute treat for your eyes.

The ASUS VX7 is the perfect computer for the automotive fan. It’s an impressive design piece on a desk and it’s a workhorse. (see specs below) Mostly though, my kids love having a Lambo in the house. I’d expected the VX7 to be incredibly expensive so I was surprised to see it available online for under $2,300. It would make an incredible gift if someone (say your wife… Mr. G) loves both technology and cars.

Oh, and here’s what happens when you start it up.

Specifications

Processor Intel® Core™ i7 2630QM
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic
This version contains all product updates (SP1)
Chipset Intel® HM65 Express Chipset
Memory DDR3 1333 MHz SDRAM,4 x SO-DIMM socket for expansion up to 16 G SDRAM
Display 15.6″ 16:9 Full HD (1920×1080) LED backlit
Graphic NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460QM with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM
Storage 2.5″ 9.5mm SATA
750GB 5400rpm/7200rpm
640GB 5400rpm
500GB 7200rpm
500GB 7200rpm With 4 G SSD
Optical Drive Super-Multi DVD
Blu-ray Writer
Blue-ray reader
Card Reader 8 -in-1 card reader ( SD/Mini-SD/ MS/ MS Pro/ MS Duo/MS Pro Duo/ xD/ MMC)
Camera 2.0 Mega Pixel web camera
Networking Built-in Bluetooth™ V2.1+EDR (Optional)
10/100/1000 Base T
Interface 1 x Microphone-in jack
1 x Headphone-out jack (SPDIF)
1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor
1 x USB 3.0 port(s)
3 x USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1 x HDMI
Audio Built-in 2 Speakers And Digital Array Microphone
Built-in Azalia compliant audio chip, with 3D effect
Battery 8Cells : 5200 mAh 75 Whrs
Power Adapter Output : 19.5 V DC, 7.7 A, 150 W
Input : 100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal
Dimensions 40.2 x 30.9 x 5.00 ~5.79 cm (WxDxH)
Weight 3.82 kg (with 8 cell battery)
Security Kensington lock
Manufacturer Warranty 2-year limited global hardware warranty. *different by country
1-year battery pack warranty
On-line problem resolution through web interface (BIOS, Driver update)
OS (Windows 7 ) install/uninstall consultation
Bundled software install/uninstall consultation
ASUS software supporting

 

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