Asus VX6 Lamborghini

The Asus Lamborghini line of laptops feature Lamborghini-inspired designs, complete with the luxury vehicle’s crest on the lid. But the 12.1 inch Lamborghini VX6 has never exactly packed much power under the hood. The notebook originally shipped with a 1.8 GHz Intel Atom D525 dual core processor, which is pretty fast by Atom standards… but pretty sluggish by most other standards.

Now Asus is giving the notebook a bit of an update — but the VX6 is still saddled with an Intel Atom processor. The difference is that soon it will come with a 2.13 GHz Intel Atom D2700 Cedar Trail chip.

Netbook Live has the details on the new model, as well as an unboxing video and some photos and benchmark results. In addition to the new desktop-class Atom processor, the new Asus Lamborghini VX6 has an AMD Radeon 6470M graphics card and 4GB of DDR3 memory.

The laptop notched a respectable 3DMark06 score of 3424 and has a Windows Experience Index score of 3.8 — with the processor proving to be the weakest link in the chain.

I’ve always found it odd that Asus chose to use an inexpensive Atom chip in a luxury-themed notebook, but the graphics card certainly seems to give this little guy a boost, while the low power processor should help offer decent battery life.

There’s no word on the price or release date for the new model yet.

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3 replies on “Asus VX6 Lamborghini notebook gets a Cedar Trail update”

  1. I am glad to see that netbooks continue to come out even though the netbook fad has faded.  A small, low-cost computer with a long battery life is a nice design that did not exist before netbooks came in to being (small laptops used to be expensive luxury items).

  2. “…odd that Asus chose to use an inexpensive Atom chip in a luxury-themed notebook”

    I know what you mean, but it also sort of makes sense.  For example, the Lotus Exige sports car, which is widely recognized as among the best handling of cars of any price, uses a Toyota engine that you might also find in your family’s Toyota Camry.  Maybe Asus should have gone with Lotus as its branding partner, which would have been far more awesome because instead of all of those awkwardly folded angles and corners we’d have a sleeker, curvier design.  Plus, the VX6 is peppy but ultimately sort of slow, just like the Exige.

    1. It makes more sense if you take note of the VX7, which is the same Lamborghini theme but for a 15.6″ with Core i7 based around Asus G-series gaming laptops.

      So the VX6 is just the premium model for Asus netbook range of products.  The original even used the same motherboard as the 1215N, just better optimized and higher build quality.

      Other companies use themes similarly, like Acer with their Ferrari theme products and would often apply the theme to multiple product categories unless it’s a limited release.

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