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Cisnet's NASCAR desktop and notebook

Evan Blass

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We realize that your NASCAR-branded Nextel phone is getting a little outdated (although you're lovin' the PitCommand service), and your "I Brake For Jeff Gordon" bumper sticker is finally starting to peel at the corners, so why not update your look a bit and pick up either of the recently-released NASCAR-themed desktop or notebook by Cisnet? Currently on sale for under $1000 ($899 after rebates from CompUSA), the "colorful" NCL3001 laptop boasts a decent spec sheet for the price, with an AMD Turion ML-30 processor, 15.4-inch 1280 x 800 TFT display, 512MB RAM, ATI X300 graphics (but integrated-blah), 80GB hard drive, 802.11b/g, DVD+/-RW, 4 USB ports, 1 FireWire port, and a 3-in-1 card reader that supports SD/MMC and oddly, SmartMedia (maybe NASCAR fans hold on to their cameras longer than most). Meanwhile, the $550 desktop features a 2.0 GHz AMD Athlon 64 processor, 512MB RAM, 160GB hard drive, integrated graphics, DVD-burner, 8-in-1 card reader, and NASCAR images plastered all over the chassis, keyboard, and mouse. Hardcore race fans can take it to an even creepier level by using a splitter like Matrox's DualHead2Go to hook up two of Cisnet's 17-inch NASCAR LCDs (also emblazoned with tacky checkered flag patterns, naturally) to either of these machines and completely surrounding themselves in a silkscreened testament to the sport of kings.

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