Get extra cool with the hot Camaro computer

A PC computer that takes the shape of a Chevy Camaro replica.

So hot!
So hot! Chevy Mall

"Transformers" fans, I've just run into something at Chevy Mall that probably won't get you Megan Fox but will likely make your nerdy friends envious, nonetheless. It's a personal computer that's a replica of the hot Chevy Camaro.

The computer starts at around $1,240 and comes in a variety of colors, including the same color as the car used in the movie: bright yellow. The machine is relatively loaded, with two USB ports on the grille of the car, a slot-load DVD drive at the front bumper, and two more USB ports on the back, together with a VGA port, a Gigabit LAN port, and an HDMI port as well as audio out and a mic. It even has built-in Wireless-N.

Unlike the muscle car, however, the computer is equipped with rather modest hardware, running an Intel Atom N330 dual-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and it has a 250GB hard drive. You can upgrade the RAM to 8GB and the hard drive to 500GB, however.

As far as how the replica works, according to Chevy Mall, the computer has ultrabright LEDs illuminating the headlights when the power is on; the taillights flash when the hard disk is active. It's unclear if there are options to turn these lights down or off. The power button is a uniquely designed hood ornament, and the entire machine is painted in lead-free paint.

The Camaro computer runs Windows 7, which unfortunately doesn't have a feature that transforms the computer into a made-in-Japan robot, at least not in this version. A mouse, keyboard, and a monitor are not included in the price, either.

The Camaro computer comes rather loaded, with USB ports, HDMI, surround sound, Gigabit Ethernet, slot-load DVD drive, and built-in Wireless-N.
The Camaro computer comes rather loaded, with USB ports, HDMI, surround sound, Gigabit Ethernet, slot-load DVD drive, and built-in Wireless-N. Chevy Mall

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