Amongst the other new laptops displayed at Computex there is this 12 incher called Asus Lamborghini VX6S, showcased at Asus’s booth.
On a first look, this one is identical to the Lamborghini VX6 we tested a while ago. And that’s pretty much true when speaking about exterior: there’s the same case and design, same keyboard and trackpad, same glossy finish. However, the hood is available in Orange, at least for that model displayed, and palm rest seems to be covered in leather now, like we saw on some other fancy Asus notebooks lately.
However, the real changes are inside: while the VX6 had an Intel Atom D525 processor and Nvidia ION graphics, this one comes with an Intel Atom NM10 processor and AMD Radeon HD 6470M graphics, according to the list of specs you can spot in the picture below (, click to enlarge; sry for the quality, that’s all we could get right now).
Now, NM10 is the Express Chipset used for Atom D510 and D410 processors these days, so I’d reckon that’s not a new CPU but a mistake on that specs sheet. Despite the fact that is says there: “New Intel Atom Processor NM10“. So maybe we’re talking about a future Atom Dxxx processor, maybe faster than the D510 and D525 ? That’s yet to be seen.
Also, notice that the list of specs mentions AMD’s HD3D capabilities of the graphic chip and this could mean Asus might get a 3D display on this laptop? It would be the first such mini laptop on the market, that’s for sure.
However, Bogdan went ahead and asked the guys at Computex if indeed there’s going to be a 3D display on the Lamborghini VX6S and they said no (after some deliberations). But who knows, maybe they just want to keep it a surprise?
All the other specs are pretty standard: glossy 12.1 inch display, Bluetooth, Wireless N, 500 GB hard-drive, card-reader, Windows 7 Home Premium OS. Can’t really distinguish the information on battery, but looks like a 6 Cell 58 Wh battery on that sheet.
Of course, this Asus Lamborghini VX6S is only a prototype for now. Details on pricing, availability or even exact specs are still unknown, but it’s good to see Asus offer a mini laptop with AMD graphics as well. You won’t get the seamless change between graphic chips like you get on Nvidia’s solutions (thanks to Optimus) and you’ll have to change between chips manually. But, on the other side, you will probably get a faster solution, without the bottlenecks you have on Nvidia ION these days.
Stay tuend, we’ll update as we find more .