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Hello Kitty C1 Netbook: You must resist!

The felicitous feline continues her quest for world domination.

Hello Kitty C1

After months underground, during which time she released only a pixellated propaganda video, the felicitous feline has surfaced once again, bent on pursuing her plan for world domination. As evidence, I present to you the Hello Kitty Netbook.

Compared with most previousHello Kitty laptops, the Hello Kitty C1's design is downright subdued, with the text "Hello Kitty" repeated across the lid and a single impression of the evil mastermind's image in one corner. Otherwise, the 2.6-pound mini laptop looks like nearly every other all-white Netbook.

Its specs are fairly typical as well: a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 120GB hard drive, and a 10.1-inch display. There are also two USB ports, a 1.3-megapixel Webcam, and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi. It runs on Windows XP Home in your choice of five languages.

But, fellow citizens, do not be fooled by the cuteness! This product is all part of a pernicious plot to attack your wallet: whereas most Netbooks are priced in the $350-$500 range, the Hello Kitty C1 costs a ridiculous $890.

You have been warned.