updated 02:05 pm EDT, Tue October 30, 2007
NVousPC Carbon Notebook
NVousPC today switched its attention to ultraportables and released the Carbon, hoping to appeal to both pop art fans and serious travelers. The 12-inch system is as customizable as the PC builder's larger systems and allows for individualized paint schemes on most of the outer shell: the outer lid, inner bezel, keyboard area, and even the base can be individually treated with either a stock design or personal art. Despite the outer focus, the system comes with 802.11n wireless stock and can be outfitted with as much as a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo and a 1GB Turbo Memory cache to shorten load times.
The base Carbon model starts at $1,685 with painting on the outer lid as well as a 1.8GHz Core 2 Duo, 1GB of memory, a 1.3-megapixel webcam, and a 60GB hard disk. Most systems are relatively light at 4.5 pounds and ship within several days of the order; painting extra surfaces varies in price between $20 and $122 depending on the size and complexity.