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Bentley updates Ego laptop line – still extremely overpriced, dated technology

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Twenty thousand U.S. dollars should buy you one hell of a laptop, right? Not so with the Bentley Ego laptop though, where 20k buys you standard Best Buy special-type specs (64-bit processor & 160GB HDD) within a Bentley handcrafted case. These laptops have been around since ’03, but maybe you got yourself a new Bently and so you might want laptop constructed with the same materials.

A lot of the unique Bentley details can be found in the bespoke Ego for Bentley notebook, each of them painstakingly hand-built and designed in collaboration with Bentley’s own styling team in Crewe. The colour options of the lacquered inside matches the car’s most popular exterior paint colours for ultimate suitability. The external panels have been trimmed with the finest selection of Bentley leather and finished with the authentic Bentley cross-over hand-stitching, designed to match exactly an individual’s particular requirements.

The Ego’s appearance is just so familiar though. Oh, yeah, the iBook G3 Clamshell (!!!) just with just pricey leather, gold, and diamond digs instead of Tangerine and Key Line color options

Ego for Bentley22 September, 2008Bentley is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership between Ego Lifestyle and Bentley Motors resulting in a limited edition luxury notebook, known as ‘Ego for Bentley’. No more than 250 pieces will be retailed globally in high-end stores from autumn 2008.

Since 2003 Ego Lifestyle has been crafting the world’s most desirable luxury notebooks with the same unmistakable values that define every Bentley – breathtaking performance, handcrafted luxury and refinement, bespoke design and dedication to absolute quality. A sophisticated blend of form and function, this special Limited Edition reflects the individuality and discerning style of both car and driver – the ultimate partner for the perfect drive.

A lot of the unique Bentley details can be found in the bespoke Ego for Bentley notebook, each of them painstakingly hand-built and designed in collaboration with Bentley’s own styling team in Crewe. The colour options of the lacquered inside matches the car’s most popular exterior paint colours for ultimate suitability. The external panels have been trimmed with the finest selection of Bentley leather and finished with the authentic Bentley cross-over hand-stitching, designed to match exactly an individual’s particular requirements.

An ergonomic, integrated handle provides true portability and removes the need for an unattractive bag or case. The iconic Bentley etching, known as knurling, is echoed on parts of the Bentley for Ego notebook, such as the handle and the sliding doors that cover the access ports and ensures a secure grip and a luxurious feel.

Pure chrome detailing is featured throughout, with unique technology on the inside: next to the latest Microsoft Vista Ultimate software, a 64-bit processor and a 160Gb Hard drive, Ego for Bentley’s elegant design incorporates 12 dedicated direct access keys to make Wi-fi, Bluetooth, Webcam, Media centre and other applications both simple and fast.

Each model of the Ego for Bentley collection is a limited edition luxury notebook, accentuated by the white gold frames engraved with your Ego for Bentley’s limited edition number.

Ego Lifestyle, founded in 2003 by Huub van de Boogaard, designs, markets, produces and distributes high-end luxury lifestyle consumer electronics. These activities are executed in co-operation with renowned international firms as well as organisations in the fashion, luxury and lifestyle sectors. 

Completely breaking with traditional design and use of computers, Ego moved away from the traditional notebook and created an exclusive fusion of unique fashionable design, ultimate functionality and an individual’s personality.

RRP will be circa £10,000 / €12,500 / USD19,800. Additional regional pricing to be confirmed upon request.

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