ASUS makes a lot of laptops but my personal favorite is the VX Lamborghini Series. So of course I was pretty excited to get a chance to have some hands-on time with the latest addition to the series, the ASUS Lamborghini VX7Sx.The VX7Sx is a totally different beast than my Intel Atom platform VX6. This latest model is a 15.6-inch multimedia monster with a quad-core Intel Core i7-2760QM processor and specs that make gaming notebooks blush.
The real story with the ASUS Lamborghini series has never been specs alone though. What is exciting about the VX7Sxis all the detail that goes into making this one of the most exclusive notebooks on the market.The most obvious visual add-ons are Lamborghini Murcielago-inspired rear lights and exhaust vents and a high gloss Carbon Fibre lid that reminds me a lot of the hood of the Italian Supercar the VX7 takes its name from.But my favourite add-ons in this case are found under the lid. The coolest touch in my opinion is the replacement of the traditional power button with a ‘Start Engine’ button that triggers the Lamborghini engine noise that I’ve come to love from the VX series.I’m also in love with the soft leather palm rest and trapezoidal glass touch pad – both welcome improvements over the typical plastic. The keyboard too is not only chiclet style but also backlit so it’s easy to find the right keys in the dark.
Even better though is the free wireless mouse that comes with the Notebook – the WX-Lamborghini mouse. This usually retails for nearly $80 and that price starts to make sense when you look at some of the detailing on it. The WX mouse has a sleek angular look, leather side panels, a Lamborghini crest, and the best touch – a rubber scroll wheel designed to look like the Bridgestone rubber you find on the Murcielago.When you buy the VX7 you’ll get a few free add-ons too. The most useful of these if you’re a student is a carry case that has what seems like dozens of pockets. You get a padded compartment for the VX7, a second organizer compartment for your pens, textbooks, or whatever else you’re carrying, a front pouch for your wallet or phone, and even a pocket that looks designed to hold your umbrella!!
Sounds good? The VX7Sx-DH71 retails for $2329.99 but we’ve seen it as low as $2,099.99 from some retailers. Or, if you love the specs but aren’t a car fan there’s the similarly spec’ed ASUS G74Sx from the Republic of Gamers line-up.
So is the Lamborghini VX7Sx the best yet in the VX Series? Let us know what you think in the comments….