Co-branding has suddenly become a very popular phenomenon in the electronics world. We’ve seen everything from the LG Prada phone to Asus Lamborghini notebooks. While the NEC Nissan X-Trail laptop doesn’t boast the same level of prestige as an Acer Ferrari, it still seems like a perfectly suitable accompaniment to your favorite urban SUV.
The two Japanese companies have partnered up on this endeavor, producing what appears to be a reasonably rugged laptop, matching up with the reasonably rugged X-Trail compact sport utility vehicle. The Nissan X-Trail laptop is based on the Lavie G Type J, getting dressed up with a 12.1-inch display, waterproof nylon case, custom red paint, and a custom palmrest with the X-Trail logo.
The spec sheet will vary according to your needs, because this lappy is completely built-to-order. To give you a ballpark, a notebook with an Intel Core 2 Duo U7500 process, Vista Home Premium, and a dual layer burner will run you a touch over $2000.