Windows 7 Hardware in Pictures: The Latest and Greatest Laptops

The iPad may have arrived with authority, but laptops and netbooks are still very much alive. As Microsoft and its hardware partners prepare for the back-to-school buying season, here's a slideshow of the latest Windows 7 machines for work and play, from slim netbooks to big honkin' gaming laptops.

Asus Eee PC 1008P - Karim Rashid Collection

For the fashionably inclined, Asus' Eee PC Seashell Karim Rashid Collection will make you feel like taking a stroll on the catwalk. Industrial designer Rashid's style is all over these ultra slim netbooks that come in Hot Pink and Coffee Brown.

Key features:
• 10.1-inch LED Backlight WSVGA Screen (1024x600)
• Windows 7 Home Premium
• Intel (INTC) Atom N450 processor
• 1GB DDR2 memory
• 250GB SATA2 HDD 5400rpm + 500GB WebStorage
• 1.3M (MMM) pixels camera
• 2.5 lbs
• Price: $492 pink, $499 brown

[ For complete coverage on Microsoft's (MSFT) new Windows 7 operating system see's Windows 7 Bible. ]