“Right about now, Dell has to be wondering: ‘Intel was it something we said?’ If Dell actually gives voice to the question, though, I expect Intel would confide, ‘Nah. It was something you did — building boring computers. But it’s not just you. Gateway, Hewlett-Packard, and Lenovo pretty much bore users to tears, too,’;” Rich Smith writes for The Motley Fool.

“Recognizing that the EBA (‘Everybody But Apple’) computer makers have gotten stuck in a decades-long rut of churning out plain beige, or occasionally grey, boxes as their primary form of desktop computing power, Intel CEO Paul Otellini announced a new contest on Tuesday. Intel will pay some lucky computer-maker $1 million to design a desktop computer with a modicum more style than the floor protectors sitting under our desks,” Smith writes. “As a computer user, I can only hope Intel gets some good bites with its offer. As Apple has proven time and time again, there’s no reason on earth why a PC must resemble a big tin box. Style and performance need not be mutually exclusive properties. In short, we EBA users have suffered under the Beige Regime for far too long, and it’s time for a change.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: What exactly about “Macs can run Mac OS X and WIndows natively” doesn’t Mr. Smith understand? We’re just wondering why he hasn’t already gotten himself a Mac, if he really wants the best designed Intel-powered personal computer, that’s all. He is right about one thing: for most of the world, “it’s time for a change.”

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