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Asus appeals to wannabe supercar owners with its latest ‘lap’ top

If you like high performance from your cars, chances are you’d be pretty keen to get it from your laptop to. We guess that’s the thinking that goes on at Asus, as it has brought out a high-performance laptop inspired by an Italian supercar – this time it’s the ASUS-Automobili Lamborghini VX7.

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Looks-wise, it had been designed to catch the eye, with its orange and black carbon fibre coat – designed to echo the colours of the legendary Italian powerhouse. Each curve, edge and design feature has been carefully thought out to be reminiscent of the sleek designs of high-end cars – the power button looks like an engine start key, while the cooling vents on the rear of the machine are designed to be reminiscent of the supercar’s taillights.

Palm rests are trimmed in leather and the whole thing is made is light yet sturdy aluminium. It all sounds like it just exudes the word ‘quality’. But looks and design are one thing – can it step up to the starting grid when it comes to what’s underneath the hood?

Naturally, Asus has packed it full of horsepower, to provide turbo-charged performance for hardcore gaming and multimedia. Under the bonnet is a quad-core 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, and it is the first notebook to use the NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 460M GPU, offering native DirectX® 11 – plus there’s 3GB of video memory to get the best out of any action-packed games and movies.

The ASUS-Automobili Lamborghini VX7 also has dual 7,200rpm 750GB hard drives providing a total of 1.5TB or storage. And the price for all this? £1,999 – pretty pricey, but considerably less than an Italian supercar.