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rock Cannonball 8000: Laptop for Porsche drivers

Team Rock has entered the legendary Cannonball 8000 rally and they're taking their special-edition GPS laptop with them

As you read this, 121 of the world's fastest road cars are hurtling from London to Budapest in the legendary Cannonball 8000 road rally -- an event based on the 1980 movie The Cannonball Run. Among them is Nick Boardman, CEO of rockdirect, and his co-driver Paul Shenton of Intel. Nutters.

Seemingly oblivious to the possibility of being arrested for speeding, having their car permanently 'confiscated' or suffering serious injury, Team Rock have just set off in a souped-up Porche Carrera GT3 (pictured). Before they left, they launched the special edition rock Pegasus 665 Cannonball laptop (also pictured).

We got the pleasure of fondling the Pegasus at the Canonball 8000 launch party in a swanky London nightclub last night. After attending this event, we can report with authority that where there are fast cars, there will be beer-gutted men surrounded by nubile women wearing very little clothing.

The laptop, complete with Cannonball 8000 artwork on the lid, uses the zippy new 2.3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 processor, up to 2GB of RAM, and an Nvidia GeForce 7600 graphics card linked to a 15.4-inch display. The top-spec model also includes Co-Pilot Live laptop software and a GPS receiver, which Team Rock will be using to help them find their way around Europe.

The best laptop to use while hurtling around in a Porche? Probably. You can cop one from the rockdirect Web site for £1,399. -RR