Ok, normally, I try not to stare. But this laptop is just plain out of the ordinary. About a month ago Asus demoed the Lamborghini VX5, and let me just say, it is one of the coolest laptops I’ve ever seen. So, let’s go over some of the features really quick, and let’s see if it impresses you as much as it impresses me.
Just as the name suggest, the laptop is made to resemble the Lamborghini, specficically the Reventon. It boasts an aluminum body, which in my opinion makes for the most durable, and the coolest looking laptops. Also, on a side note, check out our 3 laptops with aluminum bodies. Anyway, another features of the outside of the laptop is that it contains leather panel rests, to add a unique, and luxurious approach to the laptop. The size of the laptop is 16”, just large enough to provide a nice HD viewing environment. And, just to top everything off, we have a full HD 1080p screen (1920 by 1080 pixels).
Under the Hood
If the outside doesn’t impress you much, this is what will really make you drop. First, as you can infer, there is a Blu-ray drive built into the laptop. Additionally, the laptop contains an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU and 4 GB of RAM. Asus describes these two features as the “twin turbo” of the laptop, giving it absolutely CPU and GPU superiority. As far as the graphics card, we have a Nvidia GeForce GT 130M, containing 1GB of GDDR3 video RAM. It’s a pity that there’s no SLI, but I think users can do just fine with a 1GB card.
The Hard Drive
Yeah, this probably belongs under the “Under the Hood” section, but the hard drive is just the crux of this laptop, so I felt it deserved its own little tidbit. Anyway, here you have it, the most impressive part of the laptop: a 1 TB SSD. Yes, that does say SSD. Up until now, we’ve only really seen a 128 GB hard drive, and even that’s rare. But in the Asus we have a pureSilicon SSD, which gives you data-transfer speeds of up to 300 MB/sec. Combine this with a read speed of 240MB/sec, and a write speed of 215MB/sec, and you basically have the ultimate hard drive known to man.
Now, there is no price or release date for this laptop as of yet. And, once there is a release date, expect a Lamborghini-like price tag. It’s not going to be cheap, but it is going to be impressive. And even if you don’t plan to buy this laptop, it is a nice indicator of what’s to come in the future of the laptop industry.