HP has a habit of dressing up its netbooks with special edition covers from big name designers like Vivienne Tam and Tord Boontje. So what better way to spruce up a Chinese HP Mini knockoff than by adorning it with a little bling?
Of course, there’s bling and then there’s bling. And while the HP Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam Edition and HP Mini 110 Tord Boontje Edition might not be everyone’s cup of tea, I’m not really sure that MOFI’s shiny new netbook are anyone’s. The Chinese company has produced three different models that look a bit like an HP Mini 1000 when you glance at the keyboard and display. But flip them over to look at the lid and you see something else entirely.
One model is covered in yellow (or maybe it’s supposed to be gold?) leather and sequins. The company does have two other models that are a bit more subdued, including one with a white lid and a floral pattern and another with a nearly solid-black lid with a little abstract pattern in it. You can find photos of all three models at Shanzai.com.
All three models have the usual netbook specs including a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive, and 10.1 inch display.
Can I sue for damage to good taste? There is a word for that netbook but I don’t think you would allow it on your site.
Oh, so my line of netbooks wrapped in Faux Crocodile Leather with gold trim would be bad? Damn, I ordered 1,000 units!
Well, actually I know a place…
A bit OT here, but talking about HP, who actually won the HP Accessory giveaway contest the other day?
I sent prizes to winners in Canada and Hawaii. I didn’t ask their
permission to share the names, which is why I didn’t post the names. I
should remember to include a disclaimer that I might post names in the
contest rules next time. 🙂
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