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Asus Lamborghini VX6 review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £498
inc VAT

The VX6 is fast, well-built and a joy to use, but regular laptops have much better performance and cost only slightly more.


12.1 in 1,366×768 display, 1.5kg, 1.8GHz Intel Atom D525, 2.00GB RAM, 250GB disk, Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit

The 12.1in display has a 1,366×768 resolution – a great improvement over regular netbook screens. It’s wide enough to have two documents open side-by-side, and long enough for Windows’ dialog boxes. The screen doesn’t tilt very far back, but horizontal and vertical viewing angles are wider than the average netbook. Image quality is excellent, with high contrast levels and rich colour reproduction. Brightness is even and black levels are deep. Audio quality from the front speaker pair can’t match the impressive screen, but sound quality was still above average, with solid mid-range and even a small amount of bass.

The VX6 has one of the best keyboards we’ve seen on a netbook; the keys are all a good size and have excellent tactile feedback. Unlike many Chiclet-style keyboards we’ve tried, each key didn’t wobble and made little noise as we typed. The touchpad is small but responsive. We weren’t so keen on the rocker-style touchpad button. The large dead spot in the middle isn’t always noticeable, but we would prefer a two-button layout.

Asus Lamborghini VX6 back

The bold Lamborghini design won’t appeal to everyone, but the VX6 is still a very usable and feature-packed netbook. The major downside is the cost; it may be the best netbook we’ve seen, but it’s twice the price of its rivals.

For far less you could pick up the excellent Packard Bell Dot S. Alternatively, the Acer Timeline range has a collection of far faster ultraportables for around the same price.

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Basic Specifications

Rating ***
Processor Intel Atom D525
Processor clock speed 1.8GHz
Memory 2.00GB
Memory slots 2
Memory slots free 0
Maximum memory 4GB
Size 36x300x207mm
Weight 1.5kg
Sound Realtek ALC269
Pointing device touchpad


Viewable size 12.1 in
Native resolution 1,366×768
Graphics Processor Nvidia ION
Graphics/video ports VGA, HDMI
Graphics Memory 512MB


Total storage capacity 250GB
Optical drive type none

Ports and Expansion

USB ports 3
Bluetooth yes
Wired network ports 1x 10/100
Wireless networking support 802.11b/g/n
PC Card slots none
Supported memory cards SD, SDHC, MMC
Other ports minijack audio output, minijack microphone input


Carrying case No
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
Operating system restore option burn own restore disc
Software included Microsoft Office 2010 Starter edition
Optional extras none

Buying Information

Warranty one year collect and return
Price £498

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