Fast and sexy. Those two adjectives describe how we like our PCs, which might explain why this hobby is often compared to cars. After all, a finely tuned rig that runs laps around the competition could just as easily describe our overclocked six-core machine with multiple GPUs as it could our hotrod sitting out in the garage. Chevy seems to understand this and is offering up a mildly customizable PC in Camaro trim.
"Built inside a detailed replica of the new Camaro, this PC brings a new dimension to computing with a dramatic shell design, combining entertainment, work, and play into a lifestyle-enhancing, car enthusiast's dream," Chevy explains.
Sounds like a winning combination to us, though tempered by pedestrian parts. Fitting all the pieces into a Camaro themed case meant going with an ITX form factor, and sadly, Chevy chose to pop an Intel Atom
N330 dual-core processor under the hood instead of something with a bit more pep. Other features include 4GB or 8GB of DDR2-800 RAM, up to a 1TB hard drive, Nvidia
Ion graphics, DVD burner, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, eSATA, 6-channel audio, and a few other odds and ends.
In other words, you're not going to win many races, but you'll be computing in style like no other Atom-based rig out there. LED headlights illuminate when you punch the power button and the taillights flash when the hard drive spins. And for you safety-first folks, Chevy says all parts and materials use 100 percent lead free paint.
Sticker price starts at $1,240 with a variety of color options to choose from, including "Aqua Blue, "Black," "Cyber Gray," "Inferno Orange," "Rally Yellow," "Silver Ice," "Summit White," and "Victory Red."