Packard Bell prices limited edition dot VR46 netbook
We've brought you news of this Valentino Rossi-designed effort before, but it's edging closer to a UK launch with a price tag of £449 revealed.
For anyone who doesn't know, Rossi is a nine times Moto GP world champion and has got involved with PB by colouring in a version of the 11.6-inch dot netbook as designed by Aldo Drudi.
If you're curious about the design, then here's the explanation from PB: "The renowned 'the sun & the moon' stands out on the cover as on Valentino's famous helmets, and represents the two sides of Valentino Rossi’s personality. It’s Rossi’s trademark: each ray of the sun represents one of the 5 continents where MotoGP races. Visible both on the cover and inside the netbook, the '46' is the number with which Valentino has always raced (and the number his father also raced with), while the dominant fluorescent yellow is one of Valentino’s favourite colours".
The VR46 is the first netbook in a series of products promised, said to be "designed for the on-the-go lifestyle of all those who love exclusive, unique, top-performance objects"... like a sub-£500 netbook.