Ego for Bentley notebook

It may be staggeringly expensive, but Bentley's foray into the laptop personal computer market should be the final word in PC style.

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By  Melissa Sleiman Published  October 23, 2008

It may be staggeringly expensive, but Bentley's foray into the laptop personal computer market should be the final word in PC style.

It's a Bentley you can show off not only on the streets but anywhere you go and it costs only US$23,000. But it's not a car. The new Bentley available in stores from mid October comes in the form of a notebook and is aptly called ‘Ego for Bentley'.

Prominent British vehicle manufacturer Bentley has partnered with Dutch electronics manufacturer Ego Lifestyle to produce this unique luxury laptop. Its sleek design fuses funky with classy and the whole package boasts power, performance and handcrafted refinement.

Not surprisingly, the notebook possesses the same values that define every Bentley product. The leather case feels as smooth as the Bentley car seats. Owners of a Bentley-car will see the limited edition as the ultimate partner for the perfect drive, as it reflects the individuality and discerning style of the Bentley customer.

At first sight the notebook doesn't appear to be what it is. It looks and feels just like a luxury handbag. The exterior is trimmed with Bentley leather and finished with the authentic Bentley cross-over hand-stitching. The colour of the lacquered interior matches the Bentley vehicle's most popular exterior paint colours, such as red and black.

The iconic brand's etching, known as knurling, is echoed on parts of the Ego for Bentley, such as the handle and the sliding doors that cover the access ports. This makes the notebook easy to carry and gives it a luxurious feel. The accentuated white gold frames are stylish as well as beautiful.

The notebook includes the latest technology: the latest Microsoft Vista software, a 64-bit processor and a 160 gigabyte hard drive to ensure a smooth and fast performance. The webcam, Wifi and Bluetooth services are excellent for work or keeping in touch with loved ones.

Another exclusive collection in the Ego Lifestyle range, available only in limited edition, is the ‘Diamond'. This notebook features 6.9-carat diamonds set in platinum and with 18- carat white gold ornaments.

In addition to the limited edition models, Ego Lifestyle designs tailor-made diamond Ego notebooks according to the buyer's desires and specifications. In addition, the Bentley version can also be custom-made to include diamonds in the design.

Ego Lifestyle has been around since 2003 and the company is renowned for creating notebooks featuring unique and fashionable designs. They are personalised and assembled completely by hand.

All of the notebook exteriors can be designed using the finest leathers and fabrics, chrome and titanium. Personalisation of the laptop covers is possible and the customer can select their own fabric and integrate elements such as embroidered initials, diamonds and symbols.

The Ego for Bentley was officially launched at the end of September and is available in stores worldwide from mid-October onwards. In the UAE, the retail price is AED 86,000 (US$23,000). The product can be purchased by order from Tanagra stores in Wafi, Mall of the Emirates and Marina Mall - Abu Dhabi.

3200 days ago
danish_ali

With the reference to the post by Posted by Mohammed, Khartoum, Sudan on 27 November 2008 at 12:19 UAE time that "THIS IS ABSOLUTE STUPIDITY AND WASTE OF MONEY, THE RICH GUY WHO BUY THIS MAY BE HAVE MONEY BUT SURE DON'T HAVE MIND" ..... My dear that is why they have launched it in the middle east.

3218 days ago
chandan

It would be worthwhile for the Rich n Famous to invest in a 23000 US$ notebook provided Bentley would contribute a considearble amount (atleast 10000 US$) towards charity and to feed the poor.

3218 days ago
Mohammed

THIS IS ABSOLUTE STUPIDITY AND WASTE OF MONEY, THE RICH GUY WHO BUY THIS MAY BE HAVE MONEY BUT SURE DON'T HAVE MIND.

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