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Rilakkuma netbook: The best computers have bears on them

Sometimes, being incredibly hungover means you're still hammered from the night before. Add a netbook with a picture of a mammal on it, and you begin to ask yourself, are you still dreaming?

Being incredibly hungover can sometimes mean you're still hammered from the night before. Add a netbook with a picture of a cheery mammal on it, and you really begin to ask yourself: am I still dreaming?

But we're almost certainly not. The netbook you see before you is from Japan (where else?) and is manufactured by Bandai Namco. It's a netbook with the usual specs, bar one. See if you can spot it:

  • Atom CPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Windows XP
  • Bear on the chassis

Yes that's right: there's a bear on the chassis. Specifically, it's Rilakkuma -- a brown beast from some Japanese picture books. Wikipedia tells us his interests include relaxing, eating dumplings and, more recently, appearing on consumer electronics.

It's highly unlikely this product will ever come to the UK, which is an unforgivable shame. But if you go to Japan and find one, please buy it and send it to Nate Lanxon, CBS Interactive, 5-11 Lavington Street, London, as it's the first netbook he would actually give a testicle to own (not one of his, obviously). He'll reimburse the £500 price upon delivery. Cheers. And thanks to Tokyo Mango for spotting this laptop's existence in the first place.