A lot of notebook manufacturers will take photos of their products being used in locations that most normal people would never dream of taking such delicate and expensive devices.
Case in point, the first iteration of the Asus Eee PC with the girl on the beach. Everyone knows that the beach is the absolute LAST place to take a laptop. There are too many people having “fun” — blissfully unaware that they might be kicking sand up all over your computer while you’re trying to work. The beach is just too dangerous.
So it’s great to see that Asus has shifted gears with its Eee PC 900 series and taken some photos of the device next to a plate of gutted fish with the protective covering still affixed to the trackpad (although that soy sauce is dangerously close).
While I don’t condone eating next to your laptop, it has to be done unless you “take breaks” and eat in a “kitchen” with your “family” instead of at your desk. Basically what I’m saying is that the new Eee 900 will be available in black and it’ll have somewhat more realistic product photos.