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Laptops

Tulip E-Go: A laptop with panache

If your laptop is black or silver then it's officially old hat. Sell that sucker on eBay and replace it with one of the sexiest laptops on the market: the Tulip E-Go

We've had plenty to shout about in the fashion laptop market recently. We've seen the crocodile skin Asus S6 and fondled the Ferrari-branded Acer 4000, but even those beauties pale in comparison to the oh-so-cute Tulip E-Go (pictured).

It's one of the most glamourous-looking laptops we've ever come across, and given its curvy chassis and striking resemblance to a handbag, it's not impossible that it might be aimed at women, or high-tech cross-dressers. It has a carrying strap so you can drape it from your shoulder, and its integrated camera has a 'mirror' function so you can apply just the right amount of mascara on your way to that 9 a.m. business meeting.

One of the best things about the E-Go is its changeable decorative skins, which form the outer shell of the laptop. Think of these as mobile phone fascias gone mental -- if you get bored of one colour, you simply slap on another. They come in leather, alcantara and spray-painted plastic, and are available in a variety of colours and textures.

You can also order a custom skin with your own design, or splash out on the ridiculous diamond-encrusted E-Go that'll make you the envy of your fashion-obsessed friends, as well as the target of every camp mugger within a four-mile radius.

The E-Go's not all about looks. These beauties run the latest AMD Turion 64 Mobile CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 12.1-inch widescreen display, and use the Windows XP Media Center Edition operating system. They even have a TV tuner card with an aerial integrated into the handbag strap, which is always a nice touch.

The E-Go is available via the Tulip Web shop for £2,724. This may seem a tad high -- but can you put a price on style? --RR