Asus is rightly famous for its crazy laptop innovations -- bamboo and SideShow being just a couple of examples. Its latest endeavour, however, has left us wondering whether its designers have been sniffing some peculiar substances -- literally.
The new F6 series is the first range of scented laptops -- to our knowledge -- ever created. In the UK, we'll get Floral Blossom, which has a pink motif on the lid and smells of flowers, and Musky Black -- which is inspired by extreme sports and smells 'musky'. Hopefully that doesn't mean what we think it means.
Two others -- only available in Asia -- include Morning Dew, which has a nature-inspired green lid and a 'crisp, refreshing' scent, and Aqua Ocean, which has a blue lid and an 'aquatic' scent. What, like fish?
All four are pretty portable, thanks to their 13.3-inch displays and Centrino 2 technology. Basic specs include Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, P8600 or P8400 processors, up to 4GB of DDR2 667MHz RAM, an Intel PM45 chipset, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Windows Vista, ATI Mobility Radeon Radeon HD3470, and hard drives up to 320GB in size.
Both the Floral Blossom and Musky Black are available now for around £650. Watch for a full noses-on review shortly.