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S6F hand-finished in coloured cowhide

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Asus will ship its leather-clad laptop, the S6F, next month, the manufacturer revealed this week. It hopes well-to-do punters will be happy to fork out almost £1,700 for a compact computer with an 11in display and a low-voltage Intel dual-core processor.

The S6F's wrist-rest and lid are both covered in genuine cowhide, tanned and coloured in either Camel or Dark Chocolate - light or dark brown, for the rest of us - and then hand-pressed onto the luxury laptop. Asus said its engineers have ensure the leather will age gracefully.

asus leather-clad laptop s6f

The spec may not, of course, so it's reassuring that the S6F starts out with a reasonably decent feature list. Its processor is a 1.6GHz low-voltage dual-core Core Duo L2400 backed by 1GB of DDR 2 SDRAM, a 100GB hard drive and a multi-format DVD writer. It uses Intel's latest Centrio chipset, the 945GM, which has on-board graphics to power the 11in WXGA anti-glare screen.

The S6F's 1.4kg chassis also includes 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet. Asus said the machine ships with two batteries - one twice the capacity of the other - so users can choose themselves how best to balance weight and operational duration.

The notebook comes with a global two-year warranty and Asus' zero bright dot policy, which invokes a replacement screen if the bundled unit shows just a single bad pixel.

Asus said the S6F will be offered by a number of IT retailers, along with posh peoples' stores Harrods and Selfridges. ®

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