Check out Windows PC Design Competition Entries and Vote!

SSPC_title.jpgEntries in the Next-Gen Windows PC Design Competition have been unveiled at

The distinguished panel of judges met in the Seattle Area, deliberated for two days, sealed their decision until CES and now it’s YOUR TURN. You have an opportunity to browse a number of the designs in multiple categories and pick your one favorite. It’s going to be hard- there are a number of good ones and a few that blew me away.

To vote: Visit, click the image at the top and start browsing by category. Each box has a series of entries:

  • Entertainment
  • Productivity
  • Living/Lifestyle
  • Communication/Mobility

To vote, Passport login is required (blah blah blah).

About the Competition
Earlier this year, a small group of members of the hardware design, interface design, and engineering teams at Microsoft started a conversation with the ID field at large- the idea was the envision the future of the Windows-based PC. Directors of design at Nike, Ziba Design, Bose, Dell, Nissan, HP and others joined us for the ride as would over double the # of expected entrants. As a refresher, check out the concept video used to spur ID creativity around the competition (WMV-HD version downloadable here).

Winners for the Judge’s Award, Chairman’s Award (Bill Gates), and Public’s Choice Award (yours) will be announced at the International CES 2006 event the first week of January 2006 in Las Vegas, NV.

I know this was a blast to do for the teams that pulled it together- I hope you do to.

2 responses to “Check out Windows PC Design Competition Entries and Vote!”

  1. Pretty darn cool

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