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Asus Lamborghini VX2 review: Asus Lamborghini VX2

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The Good Design; widescreen display; performance.

The Bad Bright yellow colour won't be to everyone's tastes.

The Bottom Line Powerful innards and a sleek, sexy exterior make this the most desirable laptop we've seen in a long time. If you want a portable to impress, look no further

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8.8 Overall

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The VX2 is the second laptop born of Asus and Lamborghini's collaborative efforts. This new model keeps the corporate yellow livery but adds faster components and a widescreen display to the mix, along with tweaks to various elements of the chassis.

We've become so used to companies putting form before function on fashion products, so it's good to see that Asus hasn't fallen into the classic design traps here.

Design
Asus has put a lot of thought into the design and presentation of the VX2. The retail box consists of the laptop itself, a Lamborghini carry case, Lamborghini wireless mouse and a Lamborghini chamois for polishing purposes, all inside one of the most stylish laptop presentation boxes we've seen in some time.

The VX2 comes in two flavours -- a black carbon fibre premium edition and the standard yellow version, which we've reviewed here. The bright yellow lid had as many detractors as it did fans in our office -- it's a retina-searing shade that'll either win you admiring glances or make people think you have a serious taste deficiency.

The revered Lamborghini badge sits in the centre of the outer lid -- an ideal position for showing off to fellow commuters. There's a black honeycomb mesh panel near the hinge, behind which is a set of white LED status lights for the power, battery, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.


This honeycomb grille effect is lifted from the rear bumper of a Lamborghini Gallardo

Questionable though the outside may be, you'd have to be a cold, heartless beast, or a vegetarian, not to love the leather interior. We've seen this type of thing before in Asus' S6F and W6Fp laptops, but it's all the more impressive here thanks to the angular cut of the leather panels and stylish yellow stitching. The leather looks great next to a pair of gunmetal speaker grilles, which run the entire length of the laptop's base section.

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