It's a bit like Chanel perfume. People buy it and then they cherish it, waxes ASUS Product Manager Emmanuele Silanesu, demoing the 100% real leather laptop.
A notebook covered in leather? Beats suede in the fashion stakes.
The last time we really went wild about a notebook design was HP's wavy-line Zen themed Pavilion. But for years we've wondered about other notebook coverings. Intel even brought out a test model suede notebook that raised some eyebrows, and got us wondering about other materials like felt, velvet, even cowhide.
Was someone listening? ASUS has now announced a leather-bound notebook (the S6), and it's as classy as you were probably imagining, and then some. Yes, we're talking real textured cowhide here. And you thought suede was a brave move.
The notebook even comes in a snazzy designer shoe box-type package, with special compartments for the batteries. "It's a bit like Chanel perfume. People buy that box and then they cherish it. It's not just another brown box," says the ASUS product manager. Also, there is a matching brown leather mouse.
While we're not so sure about the tagline - "Humanizing technology in a new, tactile way" - but we still think this is a great step, and would like to go on record now as being all for even more leather items. Leather desktops maybe?