You may be a geek or a nerd and already think that your computer is sexy, but Intel has laid out the challenge to designers and manufacturers to design a ‘sexy PC’ – something that is better than the big beige box commonly associated with PCs.
Actually, even leaving Apple aside (who’ve had their share of beige boxes along the way, no really), PCs have come ono a way since the boring lump that you hid under your desk. Nevertheless, Intel would like to push further – and promote their own technology at the same time. Not surprisingly, the catch is that the computer must use Intel Viiv technology with Core 2 Duo processor. Well of course.
The grand prize winner will receive $300,000 towards the mass production of the system and $400,000 to co-market the design with Intel. The runner-up will receive up to $300,000 to help with manufacturing costs.
The result will be announced at the Intel Developer Forum in March 2007, by which time the Core 2 Duo processor will probably be going out of date.