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Icon 4 posted January 14, 2002 17:08      Profile for Janeway   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Anyone see the new issue of Popular Science, page 13? The Hewlett-Packard PC 2001?
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Icon 12 posted January 14, 2002 18:00      Profile for ZorroTheFox   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
No, I don't have a dentist appointment for another couple mounths. I sure hope he has that issue in the waiting room......Z
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Icon 5 posted January 14, 2002 21:39      Profile for smallerdemon   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Do you mean this:

It looks like a 70s TV turned into a flat-panel monitor attached to a flattened G4 cube. But hey, that's just me.

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Icon 8 posted January 15, 2002 11:06      Profile for iballoondesign   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Wow, that's flat G4 Cube clone???
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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2002 14:59      Profile for SupportGoddess   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I kind of like the knobs.

reality.sys corrupted. universe halted. reboot (y/n)?

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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2002 15:30      Profile for Zwilnik   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Fortunately, it's only a concept.
It looks like what we would have got if the Apple Lisa had been designed in the 70's. Yuk

Given HP/Compaq's current worries, the next HP case will probably be cardboard.

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Icon 1 posted January 16, 2002 08:08      Profile for Tau Zero     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Why not?  They've already got the cardboard cell-phone, and they're talking about the cardboard laptop.

HP could actually be ahead of the curve with Cheap & Shoddy this time.

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Icon 1 posted January 16, 2002 10:44      Profile for Angry Rooster   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Heh... I think I saw something like this in Austin Powers...

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Icon 12 posted January 16, 2002 11:00      Profile for Roceal   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I actually like the funky old school look, it's all nostalgic. Kinda reminds me, actually, of a ToS prop, or some other pre-80's cheap sci fi show. Besides, I'd be all for interesting or even kitschy external appearance as long as the innards of it worked well. Too bad you can't have performance benchmarks for conceptual models.

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