Asus Lamborghini VX6
SpecificationsNotebook: Asus Lamborghini VX6 (Lamborghini VX Series)
Processor: Intel Atom D525
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA ION 2 512 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 599 euro
Average of 8 scores (from 19 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Lamborghini VX6
Lamborghini. The name exudes power and exclusivity. A dual-core Atom puts this netbook well out in front of its single-core rivals, while Ion 2 gives it a (small-scale) boost for HD entertainment. Surprisingly, the engine is quiet and the temperature gain low. Could this be an eco-friendly racing car with long battery life?
Source: ITNews Australia
The Lamborghini outdoes the Ferrari only in encoding/decoding music files and video. But the Ferrari’s slight advantage shouldn’t be taken as any kind of slight on the Asus Lamborghini: its price is good, the performance is good and features – including USB 3.0 – are well-specced. And it’s more readily available than the Ferrari One. The Asus EeePC Lamborghini VX6 is a 12.1in netbook you’d be pleased to use, and the only drawback, for some, may be the wrong logo on the lid.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/02/2011
Source: PC Authority
Inside the Lamborghini VX6 is a 1.8GHz dual-core Atom D525 and 2GB of DDR3 RAM, in our real world benchmark tests, these propelled the laptop to an impressive 0.47 overall score. This is the highest we’ve seen for a netbook, and it’s helped considerably by the encoding and multitasking scores, both of which show the benefits of the dual-core processor.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/24/2011
Source: Inside HW
Although priced somewhat higher than similar models (if there even are any), the price itself isn’t too relevant, as this is an exclusive product aiming at a very specific target group - true car fanatics, who don’t mind giving additional money for a netbook that goes along with their car… Or the poster on the wall.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/20/2011
Easily the best-looking and most graphically powerful netbook we've seen in the last year, and indeed since Asus conceived the first ever Eee PC. We'd happily take an Eee PC VX6 on the road with us any time, although that price tag might put off many potential buyers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Digital Versus
Lamborghini has come together with Asus to launch the Eee PC VX6. Just in case you were wondering, we are talking a netbook here, not a sports car and there's no endorsement from KP! The VX6 is among the highest performance netbooks around right now. Battery life is better than on the Asus 1215N but it is also more expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
I wouldn’t buy this netbook for one simple reason; the price is too high for a netbook with an Atom processor. I’d rather buy an entry-level laptop like the Lenovo IdeaPad Z460 or the something similar, where I get a proper 14-inch screen and the laptop can play full-HD movies, not to mention that it would have an Intel Core i3 CPU. This is a niche product that could attract either brand-conscious users or people who need something portable, feature rich and cool to carry around. At the end of the day, it’s an expensive netbook. It deserves an above average rating solely due to the features, performance and overall quality. The price is ridiculous.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
At $699, the ASUS Eee PC VX6 is one pricey netbook. While some will balk at paying $200 more than the similarly specked ASUS Eee PC 1215N, we like the Lamborghini styling and small touches like the soft-touch palm rest and recessed chrome hinges. We also appreciate the USB 3.0 ports, which enables lightning-fast backups and future-proofs your investment somewhat. If you're a car enthusiast or just want to carry a netbook that really stands out, the Eee PC VX6 is definitely worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
The Asus Lamborghini VX6 sells at an MRP of Rs. 43,000. Let us keep the Lamborghini branding aside for a moment (we know that there will be a time when the charm's ultimately going to wear off). This laptop is better than the previous 12-inch ION-powered ASUS netbook in two respects - a dual-core Atom processor and the USB 3.0 ports. Otherwise, it is more or less the same in terms of functionality. The VX6 falls in a weird category. It is far too expensive to be called a netbook. If your objective is to watch hi-def movies and have moderately powerful internals under the hood, then 40 grand can also fetch you the 13-inch variant of the Acer Timeline X 4820T we tested; if you're willing to let go of the car-branding. From an individual stand-point, the VX6 left me a little dissatisfied on a few counts like the battery life and lacking Optimus tech (which could've improved the battery life). If you insist on buying a 12-inch netbook, then the 1201NL worth Rs. 27,000 will do almost everything the VX6 can, except for the USB 3.0 high-speed data transfers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
So, is the Asus VX6 Lamborghini worth the fuss? Well, that's for you to decide. I can say that it is fast for a mini laptop and looks great. Pricing is high, but that's the case with all limited editions and branded devices, like this one. Too bad It doesn't come in yellow though, I would really dig that color option.
Single Review, online available, Short, Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 90% emissions: 80%
Source: Connect - 12/10
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 83% features: 68% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 76%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 65% display: 78% mobility: 97% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 95%
Source: HardwareLuxx DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2010
Rating: price: 40% display: 40% workmanship: 80% emissions: 80%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: display: 40% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80% emissions: 90%
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/24/2010
Source: CDR-Hard CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/27/2010
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 40% emissions: 80%
Source: IT.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/22/2011
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/15/2010
NVIDIA ION 2: ION2 is a GT218 graphics chip for Pinetrail Atom systems (D510, D410, N450) with 8 or 16 shader cores depending on the platform (10", 12", desktop). Compared to ION 1, ION 2 is a dedicated graphics card (connected only by a PCIe 1x due to the Pinetrail limitations) based on the GeForce 305M / 310M. Supports PureVideo HD to decode HD videos.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).
D525: For Nettops intended dual core Atom processor that is also used in Netbooks. The D525 has an integrated DDR2/DDR3 memory controller and a GMA3150 graphics core. Due to the missing Speedstep, the battery runtime is clearly worse than with other Atom CPUs.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
78.13%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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