CeBIT '06: Asus Leather Laptops

While waiting around to get our hands on the Asus R2H we spotted these beauties. These were part of a leather-clad designer series of laptops and mice, which we've talked about before.

The mice aren't as practical as the laptops. Leather coated in palm sweat is going to smell worse than a Kansas feed yard after a rain-storm. At least the laptops looked nice. Very slick and very "luxury." Are we entering a new era in design where the guts of a laptop matter much less than the look and feel? Talk amongst yourselves.