Asus Lamborghini VX3 pulls into the lab

Asus Lamborghini VX3 pulls into the lab

Not so mellow yellow.

Maybe it's because we live in Manhattan and don't drive, but computers named after cars have always caught our eye. We've seen licensed laptops based on the Ferrari and Lamborghini brands before, but we're still waiting for a Prius-branded "green" laptop -- surely a winning marketing tie-in if there ever was one.

We saw the latest entry in the Asus Lamborghini line, the VX3, briefly at CES back in January, and now the final product has roared into the CNET Lab, ready to take on all comers with a brand-new Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and even a GeForce 9300M video card--a rarity for a 12-inch laptop.

Leather on a laptop equals classy.

Of course, being shallow, we're more interested in the leather-padded wrist rest and automotive pain finish.

We're running the VX3 through its paces right now, so expect a full review and video soon, but in the meantime, we couldn't resist snapping a few photos. There's no pricing or availability information yet, but expect it soon, for about $3,000.

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Dan Ackerman leads CNET's coverage of laptops, desktops, and Windows tablets, while also writing about games, gadgets, and other topics. A former radio DJ and member of Mensa, he's written about music and technology for more than 15 years, appearing in publications including Spin, Blender, and Men's Journal.

 

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