Asus eee pc lamborghini vx6

The Asus Eee PC Lamborghini VX6 is the netbook evolved. Featuring a slick chassis inspired by the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 roadster, this is one of the most stylish mini machines we've seen. Add in an impressive specification and this should – on paper at least – be the best netbook of the year. But is it worth that hefty price tag?

We liked

The Eee PC VX6's chassis is incredibly well put together, as solid as it is stylish. The excellent build quality also extends to the keyboard and touchpad, which are responsive and highly usable.

Performance is nothing special, but the Nvidia Ion graphics mean you can happily watch HD video, edit your home movies and play basic games – quite a feat for a humble netbook.

We enjoyed the Eee PC VX6's 12.1-inch screen, which is pleasingly sharp and reasonably vibrant. Other features also impressed, including the HDMI port for hooking up to external displays and the two USB 3.0 ports.

The Bang & Olufsen speakers are actually decent too, although dedicated audiophiles will need to plug in headphones to get the most from their music.

We disliked

Although the chassis is undoubtedly solid, it's also a little weighty and bulky compared to slimmer models such as the Packard Bell Dot S. Despite this, the Eee PC VX6 still slips with ease into any reasonably sized bag.

Although 313 minutes of battery power will keep you going through lengthy journeys, it's beaten by most modern netbooks. The Acer Aspire One D260, for instance, survived almost four hours longer.

The price tag is also a little steep, although if you want a netbook packed with style and features, we feel it's just about worth the extra spend.

Verdict

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.