Asus unveils its stylish new Lamborghini-inspired VX5 notebook, featuring a 1 TB solid state drive (SSD).
The new Asus Lamborghini VX5 (opens in new tab) made an appearance at CeBIT 2009 this week, which housed what Asus claimed as the world's largest density SSD currently available. Although not specified, the included SSD might be the new 1 TB SSD from Puresilicon, which was announced earlier this year and flaunted a blazingly fast sustained read and write speed of 240 MB/sec. and 215 MB/sec, respectively.
The Asus Lamborghini VX5 notebook also features a futuristic-looking design inspired by the Lamborghini Reventón; the most powerful and expensive Lamborghini road car to date. The notebook has a black and gray color scheme, leather palm rests, chrome accents, a Lamborghini logo and a chiclet keyboard that lights up automatically under low light conditions. While the notebook does look pretty fancy, it also looks pretty big, but that added size is in part due to the notebook's large 16-inch LCD display with full HD resolution.
Under the hood, the VX5 notebook is powered by an Intel Core 2 Quad processor and comes with 4 GB of DDR3 memory and dedicated Nvidia Geforce GT 130M graphics with 1 GB of GDDR3 VRAM. For added performance, the notebook also features a TwinTurbo mode that can increase CPU and GPU speed with the press of a button. Also included in the VX5 notebook is a Blu-ray disc combo drive, a 2.0-megapixel webcam, a slew of useful ports and Windows Vista Ultimate.
Lastly, the notebook weighs in at 7.23-pounds (3.3 kg) with a 6-cell battery and has a whopping thickness of 1.89-inches (48 mm). There is no word yet on price or availability, but expect this premium notebook to come at a steep price.