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Asus' new Lamborghini laptop unveiled at CeBIT

 

Another car-themed computer hits the streets - and coffee shops

Another car-themed computer hits the streets - and coffee shops

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Car-themed notebooks are no rare occurrence these days, and a multitude of notebooks with luxury car themes have hit the markets as of late from Ferrari, Bentley, and Lamborghini. Continuing on in this tradition Asus has just unveiled a new Lamborghini themed laptop at the CeBIT show in Germany, although pricing and a release date are still uncertain.

Like Lamborghini automobiles themselves, the focus on the Asus Lamborghini VX5 laptop is strictly on performance and the computer boasts an astonishing array of performance features. The Asus Lamborghini VX5 houses what Asus claims is the world's largest solid-state disk drive, capable of holding 1 terabyte (1000 gigabytes) of information. To put this in perspective, most consumer laptops are only capable of storing around one-tenth of this figure.

While the Lamborghini's of the road may be capable of breaking the 200mph barrier, the Asus Lamborghini laptop can hold its own with its 300MB/sec data transfer speed, 4GB of RAM and its Intel Core 2 Quad CPU. A 16" high-definition display ensures that picture quality is crystal clear and a state-of-the-art graphics card from Nvidia is also included in the laptop. Additionally, there is a special 'speed key' that users can press, which will activate what Asus calls 'twin turbo mode' - upon which the CPU performance will be increased.

While the laptop's performance may match that of a Lamborghini, its appearance has also been designed to evoke memories of the Italian manufacturer, including its mirror finish paintjob and leather palm rests. Asus claims that the laptop takes design cues from Lamborghini's ultra-rare Reventon supercar, and for all that computing power expect the laptop to be relatively priced to the Reventon.

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  1. Yup. Though it wouldn't make sense if it didn't. Lamborghini as a brand is generally about being excessive, exclusive and expensive - especially the Reventón model. While its spec sheet matches the brand, its missing one very important (albeit shallow) part of the Lamborghini image: Its look doesn't evoke the same emotions as a pin-up centerfold.
     
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