Asus have today refreshed their shockingly powerful Lamborghini VX7 series notebook range. With a whole host of new hardware under the hood its bound to get your heart racing. This laptop line takes it’s design and styling cues from the super exotic sports car of the same name and comes complete with a carbon fiber chassis. The sleek lines and vulgar contours converge into what look like rear tail lights at the hinge system of the notebook. The Lamborghini logo adorns the top of the clamshell like a prestigious hood ornament, indeed the machine would be a joy to behold if it wasn’t so garish.

But strip away all of the lavish bodywork, throw out the leather seats, beverage cup holders, alluring dashboard and tinted windows and what are we left with? Ultimately this is a notebook PC in an elaborate disguise with hardware specifications and features from manufacturers we’re all too familiar with. Automotive marketing gimmicks aside, this is just another luxury laptop, admittedly a bloody powerful one.

The new updates to the VX7 include the latest Sandy Bridge Core i7-2630QM quad-core CPU at 2 GHz. It comes in your choice of either black or orange. It features a 15.6-inch LED Backlit Display at 1920 x 1080 resolution. The Graphics processing is provided by the GeForce GTX 460M with 3GB of onboard video memory, Windows 7 Home Premium comes preinstalled. RAM can be scaled all the way up to 16GB, Dual hard drives in both regular and solid state versions offer up to 1.5TB of storage, includes Blu-ray, Webcam, 8-in-one card reader, Bluetooth 3, one USB 3 port, Three USB 2 ports, Wi-Fi 802.11n, HDMI and VGA output and an 8-cell battery. As a gaming notebook the VX7 is a stand out winner offering gargantuan amounts of power that would satiate the desires of many an avid gamer. However with a starting price tag of almost $2800 or about €2000 your certainly paying a premium for the luxurious premium marquee.

Of course you’d be missing the point if you didn’t recognize that the VX7 is designed to be an over the top, shouty, ostentatious white elephant. For those with the cash to splash and who enjoy letting people know they have it then this is one notebook that will certainly grab some attention.

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