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Intel offers $1 million bounty for sexy PC design

By Alpha Doggs on Thu, 09/28/06 - 9:52am.

Intel this week said it is offering up to $1 million in prizes to the PC designer and maker that builds the most stylish small computer optimized for multimedia use at home.

The design must feature Intel's new Core 2 Duo processors and Viiv multimedia technology, the company says.

“Our intent with the Intel Core Processor Challenge is to think outside of the box – think sexy, small and sleek PCs optimized for multimedia entertainment – and we’re putting our money where our mouth is,” said Eric Kim, vice president and general manager, Intel’s Digital Home Group, in a statement.

The contest will include payouts for mass producing and marketing the winning design. Judges will range from Intel CEO Paul Otellini to GQ magazine's associate editor.

The winner is expected to be announced at the Intel Developer Forum in March in San Francisco.