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Asus Eee PC Lamborghini VX6 review

The most stylish and impressive netbook we've seen, and the most expensive

Asus eee pc lamborghini vx6

One of the most intriguing aspects of the Eee PC VX6 on paper was the power beneath that highly desirable chassis. While an Intel Atom processor is in place as usual, Asus has gone for the dual-core Atom D525 backed up by 2048MB of DDR3 memory – twice as much as normally found in these mini machines.

Yet despite this extra power under the hood, the Eee PC VX6 performed only marginally better in our benchmarking tests than any other netbook. If your needs are basic, restricted to browsing the web, consuming your media and editing office documents, the Eee PC VX6 will be sufficient.

However, as with other netbooks, don't expect to run several applications at once without everything slowing to a painful and shuddering halt.

Although standard performance may be a letdown, we were highly impressed by the graphical abilities of the Eee PC VX6. Asus has included Nvidia's Ion technology, which offers considerably better performance than the integrated solutions found in almost every other netbook.

We found the Eee PC VX6 had more than enough power to smoothly play HD video and run older games, and you can even get away with some light video editing.

Even better, Nvidia's Optimus technology is on board to help conserve battery power. Whenever the battery-draining Ion graphics aren't needed (for instance, when browsing your email), the Eee PC VX6 switches to the more economical integrated graphics.

The resulting 313 minutes of battery power is enough to keep you active for most of the day away from the mains. However, this isn't a patch on most recent netbooks, such as the Packard Bell Dot S, which managed 502 minutes, and the Acer Aspire One D260, which lasted an incredible 532 minutes.

Tech Specs

Product TypeNetbook
Green CompliantYes
Hard Drive Capacity500 GB
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerNVIDIA, Intel
Graphics Controller ModelION, HD Graphics
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeNo
Graphics Memory AccessibilityDedicated, Shared
Finger Print ReaderNo
GPSNo
eSATANo
FireWire/i.LINKNo
HDMIYes
WebcamYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
DVINo
DisplayPortNo
WimaxNo
Product FamilyEee PC Lamborghini VX6
Operating System Architecture32-bit
Processor ModelD525
ColourWhite
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Brand NameAsus
Processor Speed1.80 GHz
Processor TypeAtom
Screen Size30.7 cm (12.1")
Number of Cells6-cell
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Standard Memory2 GB
Weight (Approximate)1.50 kg
Cache1 MB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
64-bit ProcessingYes
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelNM10 Express
Number of Total Memory Slots1
Graphics Memory CapacityUp to 512 MB
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
WWAN SupportedNo
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports3
Height33 mm
Width297 mm
Depth204 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product SeriesLamborghini VX6
ManufacturerASUS Computer International
Product ModelVX6-WIH101M
Product NameEee PC Lamborghini VX6-WIH101M Netbook
Pointing Device TypeTouchPad
Product LineEee PC
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVX6-WIH101M
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://uk.asus.com
Marketing InformationDriven by Style, Wrapped in Prestige

Inspired by the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 roadster, the ASUS-AUTOMOBILI Lamborghini Eee PC VX6 epitomizes elegance and power fused in perfect harmony. Clad in either shiny piano black or pearlescent white, this notebook PC contrasts and combines delicate refinement and style with sheer powerhouse performance.

It spoils users with a responsive chiclet keyboard and glossy touchpad, reacting to every movement and gesture with the comfort of carefully engineered ergonomics and soft, tactile palm rests.

Maximum Memory4 GB
Battery ChemistryLithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • Eee PC Lamborghini VX6-WIH101M Netbook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter