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HP is working with fashion designer Vivienne Tam on a second-generation “Digital Clutch” netbook. The first Vivienne Tam Edition netbook was based on the HP Mini 1000 and was released last year for a somewhat ridiculously high price of $699, or about $300 more than the cost of a basic HP Mini 1000 with a black lid. But apparently the designer edition must have hit a nerve, because HP is giving it another go.

At New York Fashion Week the company announced a new Digital Clutch as part of Tam’s 2010 Spring collection. The new netbook should hit the streets in next Spring. The new design is based on a calssic Chinese love story “Butterfly Lovers,” and features, you gussed it, a butterfly motif. The design is actually quite nice, and maybe it’s just me, but it seems a little less girly than the first version. I might actually be willing to be seen with this netbook in public.

There’s no information available about the hardware beneath the classy lid, but if I had to guess I’d say the netbook was based on an HP Mini 110 netbook.

You can find more photos of the new Digital Clutch at Chip Chick.

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9 replies on “HP unveils new Vivienne Tam Edition “Digital Clutch” netbook”

  1. There’s something really hideous about how baldfacedly superficial this marketing tactic is. I’ll get shouted down for sure, but this I find sad — basically selling cars with cool colors instead of improved gas mileage.

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