Intel Promotes Blue Suede Laptops (pics)

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Have you ever thought of dressing your laptop lid with blue suede or customizing your laptop by putting shag carpet on the palm rests?  Maybe not, but Intel has.

Blue suede laptop anyone?  (view larger image)

Intel teamed up with Toray Ultrasuede Inc. to unveil some “ultrafashionable” concept laptop PCs. Intel claims these designs as being “chic” and providing a “unique and luxurious personal touch to mobile computing.”

Green carpeted laptop (view larger image)

The concept laptops feature ultra micro-fiber Ultrasuede fabric integrated directly into the casing of laptop PCs, changing the look and, quite literally, the feel of the system.  According to Intel and Ultrasuede:

Forty percent of U.S. adult computer users find their laptop to be generic, boring, dull, sterile or lackluster, and 60 percent would like to be able to customize their laptop with options such as color, patterns and fabric. Ultrasuede, with its durability and ease-of-care, wide range of colors and textures and unique luxurious feel is an ideal candidate to transform the look and feel of laptop PCs. It has been successfully incorporated into hundreds of products from furniture to apparel to accessories.”

So I guess this means if all goes according to plan we’ll have an extra choice when configuring a laptop, choosing such things as “purple shag carpet palm rests” or “blue suede casing”.  Personally, I think the shag carpet idea on the palm rests is a great idea for the comfort factor.  And I suppose if the laptop has a furry style lid it’d double as a great pillow when closed.

Press Release: http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/releases/20051128comp.htm



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