Look familiar? The VX5 isn’t the only supercar-inspired laptop on the market, or even the first from Asus, but for its latest iteration of the fabled Lamborghini line, the Taiwanese manufacturer had added a few new twists.
The exterior styling this time around comes from Lamborghini’s Reventón, the company’s most expensive car ever built, with a price of one million Euros, and only 20 ever built. The car’s tell-tale design cues are all over the scalloped, hood-like lid (which bears the Italian car company’s famous shield) right down to the trackpad, which has an angular, trapezoidal shape, and has been surrounded with leather trim on the wrist rest.
Asus Lamborghini VX5
Lamborghinis aren’t known for their storage capacity, but Asus has thrown that little detail aside and imbued the VX5 with 1TB of hard drive space – an unusual amount for any portable, but even more so because it’s from a flash-based solid-state drive. It also gets Intel’s Core 2 Quad processor in place of 12 cylinders and Nvidia’s just-announced GeForce 130M for graphics, along with 4GB of DDR3 memory. Unlike the smaller Ferrari from Acer, the VX5 offers a full HD 16-inch display. The whole package weighs in at 7.27 pounds, a far (relative) cry from its featherweight carbon-fiber vehicular counterpart.
Though the VX5 is definitely destined for consumers eventually, Asus has yet set a firm release date or the all-important price tag. More details are available in Asus’ press release.