eBayer offers carbon fibre-clad Eee PC
If you're a fan of Asus' elfin Eee PC and you want to stand out from the crowd without having to wait in line for the larger, 8.9in model, how about a standard unit kitted out in carbon fibre instead?
One enterprising eBayer is offering just that: an Eee covered in the hi-tech material and with a memory and storage upgrade under the bonnet too.
Eee PC kitted out in... carbon
Up for grabs at a buy-now price of £400 - postage is £29 on top of that - is a 7in Eee with an 8GB solid-state drive, 2GB of memory and Windows XP pre-loaded. Linux lovers may want to re-apply the bundled Xandros OS, but they should appreciate the bundled Logitech mini-mouse no matter what.
But the real appeal comes from the "exclusive carbon fibre design", which gives the Eee's lid and wrist rest area a suitable sci-fi zig-zag look.
The sportscar of sub-notebooks?
Either that, or something reminiscent of the compact Lamborghini laptop Asus announced this week.
There's a catch, of course: the modified laptop will be sent from Taiwan, so you'll have to put up with a Chinese-English combo keyboard.
Full details on eBay here.
Thanks to reader Ben Parkinson for the tip.
i am the seller of this eee, the article has a sserious mistake in regards to the price, the price is £339 plus £29 postage.
thanks for the promo anyway!.
Bring back the Eepc girl !
It has Windows on it
That'll surely limit it's price and usefulness. Windows doesn't like small screens (480 high).
Re: Pricey, but ...
Definitely a looker - given that carbon-fibre sheeting is fairly expensive stuff, I don't think that the £400 price tag is that excessive.
Also, considering that carbon-fibre can be a real bugger of a material to work with (tried making some carbon-fibre mudguards for one of my bikes a few years back - picking carbon splinters out of your fingers gets old fairly quickly) it's a fair price - kudos to the guy who did it.
Not that bad a price
Allowing for the SSD & Memory upgrade, cost of C/F . This isn't a bad price for the time it must of taken to make.