Netbooks, smaller and less powerful laptops meant to be used in conjunction with a host of web-based applications entered the public consciousness with the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Associationâ€™s goal of distributing the ultra-portable computers throughout developing countries. Now netbooks like Asusâ€™ Eee PC and Acerâ€™s Aspire One are starting to overtake the laptop PC market.
Until then, the most expensive netbook in the world is this unique Aspire One painted in the Kyo Yuzen tradition by UFO-Hayashi, a Japanese artist known for his work on iPods, phones and other gadgets. The painting represents life in its spring, rebounding after the long and cold winter. Painting the device took the artist around three months to finish and shavings from nautilus shells were used in the process.
As for its specs, the unique netbook features the Aspire Oneâ€™s typical 1.6 GHz Atom processor, 1 GB memory and a 120 GB hard drive.The worldâ€™s most expensive netbook is up for grabs on eBay until May 1st with a starting bid of $3,000.