The guys over at Reg Hardware got their hands on a leather-bound Asus W6Fp notebook. Asus is just one of several manufacturers that are aiming for style points. The leather wraps around a 13.3-inch widescreen, Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 120GB hard drive. I’m all for good-looking notebooks, but this one just isn’t my cup of tea.
Asus’ W6Fp grew on me, but you either like the leather or you don’t. There’s no doubt it makes for a notebook that stands out from crowd, and while the W6 is no Apple, it has an individual quality that many buyers will like. Think the leather looks tacky or just too low-tech? You’re not going to buy this machine no matter what. Me, I was more impressed by the size and weight, and by the performance. But then you can get all that from other, less fancy looking machines – and cheaper ones, too.