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Photos: Asus' luxury laptops

Notebook maker Asus is wrapping laptops in carbon fiber, aluminum, leather and Lamborghini.

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Topic: Laptops
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Photo: Lamborghini laptop

Laptop maker Asus has joined the trend of moving notebook exteriors up a notch.

This laptop is designed to look like the grille on the back of a 1970 Lamborghini Miura. It comes with at least 1GB of memory and a hard drive of at least 120GB. Depending on the configuration, a Lamborghini laptop costs between $2,790 and $3,140. All of Asus' new laptops are set to go on sale in April.

A concept model of the Lamborghini Miura (inset) was on display at the North American International Auto Show in January.

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Photo: A new Formula

The Asus W1Jc carbon fiber laptop is built "out of the same materials as a Formula 1 car to reflect its power," said Shawn Chang, product manager of Asus U.K. Pricing was not immediately available.

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Photo: Leatherbound laptop

These Asus W6 series notebooks are bound in leather.

"Touching is the guiding theme of Asus products this year," said Markus Wierzoch, design manager at Asus. "Our design philosophy is centered around the user."

The notebook will cost between $2,790 and $3,140.

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Photo: Pretty in pink

The Asus S6 notebook will be available in pink, as well as other colors.

"People in the U.K. seem to like pink," Wierzoch said. Pricing was not immediately available.

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Photo: An entertaining idea

The Asus W2Jc has an aluminum chassis, a subwoofer built into the base and a hybrid TV tuner that has a digital and analog receiver.

"You can record TV onto a buffer on the hard disk, and Dolby home-theater technology is built in," Chang said.

The W2Jc is based on Intel's Centrino Core Duo T2500 chip, running at 2GHz, and costs $3,500.

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