High-tech industry experts are preparing to cast votes for who will win the $1 Million Intel® Core™ Processor Challenge
this April. Now here’s your chance to vote for and share comments about your favorite top finalists in this online PC Design People’s Choice Award contest. Each week, one eligible
, randomly selected voter wins a $100 certificate! Be sure to check back here to catch the latest blog posts, beginning March 26. You will be able to add your own vision for the PC of the future by sharing your photos or video then enjoy stories about the PC, past, present and future. On April 20, this is the place where we will announce the PC Design People’s Choice Award winner…selected by you!
The Industry Vote – Intel® Core™ Processor Challenge
PC Design People’s Choice Awards runs parallel to the $1 million industry competition for stylish computers built with Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processors. Last September, Intel announced the Intel Core Processor Challenge
contest with a $1 million dollar bounty for PC designers and manufacturers worldwide to think beyond the traditional “big, beige box” computer designs. The contest aims to spur industry innovation in new home entertainment PC designs powered by the high performance, energy efficient Intel® Core™2 Duo processor along with Intel® Viiv™ technology. More than two dozen PC designs from 19 companies worldwide are vying over best style, acoustics, functionality and features. Entrants hail from eight countries. Ten semifinalists were chosen by Intel judges in March. In April, top designs will be selected by a group of computer and design experts, and winners are scheduled to be announced at the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing. More details about the Intel Core Processor Challenge are at http://www.intel.com/idf/corechallenge.htm.
Decision Making Criteria:
REQUIRED TECHNOLOGY SPECS
- ACOUSTICS Noisy, loud OR quiet and near silent?
- USABILITY Effective and efficient user access to complete tasks or too complicated?
- AESTHETICS Overall look: stylish and pleasant or not inspiring.
- OVERALL Best style with most innovative package
PC Design People’s Choice
- Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor
- Must boot Microsoft* XP Media Center Edition or Microsoft* Vista* Premium
Intel Viiv Technology platform drivers and media server / host stack (version 1.5.2. or 1.6 beta)
- Inclusion of the Intel® G965, P965 (ICH8-DH) or 975X, 945GM or 945GT chipset (ICH7M-DH)
- Intel Gigabit Platform LAN Connect 82566DC/MC (Gbe), 82562V/L (10/100), or Intel 82573L
- Serial ATA hard drive with NCQ enabled
- 12 liters or less case design
- Intel® High Definition Audio codec
- Audio Output-SPDIF + Stereo OR 5.1 out RCA connectors OR 5.1 via 1/8 mini jacks, Coaxial or Optical for SPDIF
- Intel® wireless LAN required if using wireless LAN (IntelÆ PRO/Wireless 3945ABG or 2965ABG or Intel® Wireless Kedron-AGN (Optional)
From March 19 to April 19, people can participate in the Intel Core Processor Challenge PC Design People’s Choice Award by visiting www.intelchallenge.com
. The PC Design People’s Choice Awards allows consumers to view, vote and comment on their favorite design. Here, participating designers are getting a chance to showcase their concept computers to the public. Each week for five weeks, one eligible voter will be randomly selected to win a $100 gift certificate. Voters may win only once. The Web site features photos, audio and video stories about PC history and the innovative people behind some of the creative designs competing in the industry challenge. Starting March 26, visitors can follow conversations of guest bloggers. Starting March 30, visitors can share photos, and submit short personal videos expressing why design and digital entertainment are important in their lives. Votes will be counted electronically and PC Design People’s Choice Award winners are scheduled to be announced on this site on April 20, 2007.
Role of Intel and PodTech Networks
The Intel ® Core ™ Process Challenge PC Design People’s Choice Awards is sponsored by Intel Corporation. Intel has commissioned PodTech.Networks to build and manage the contest Website
. PodTech.Networks is developing and maintaining the contest site and producing all content that pertains directly to this contest. PodTech.Networks will moderate all comments submitted to this site on behalf of Intel Corporation. Comments, photos or videos submitted to the contest site by visitors must meet guidelines
for acceptable content to be eligible for posting on the site. PodTech.Networks is responsible for the process of selecting, notifying and distributing awards to contestant winners of the PC Design People’s Choice Awards. More details for participating in the PC Design People’s Choice Awards contest can found under Contest Rules
. Actual prizes are paid for by Intel Corporation.
Features of this site
See The Top PC Designs (vote here)
Starting March 19, you can vote for your favorite concept PC design and submit comments telling why you picked a particular design. Your vote will be tallied and the PC design that gets the most votes will be eligible for involvement in future marketing activities hosted by Intel. These marketing activities may include showcasing the winning designs at industry and media events hosted by Intel. PC Design People’s Choice Awards winners are scheduled to be announced on this site on April 20, 2007.
The Challenge Blog
Starting on March 26, you can read entries posted periodically by guest bloggers involved with the Intel Core Processor Challenge, the PC Design People Choice Awards and other high tech experts. You can submit comments. Please follow these guidelines
for appropriate content. All comments will be screened for inappropriate content. Not all published comments will receive a reply.
The submitting party is solely responsible for the content he/she submits. The site will not publish content that is obscene or that infringes or violates the rights of any third party including, but not limited to, copyright, trademark and rights of publicity or privacy. PodTech.Networks reserves the right in its sole discretion to refuse to display any content that it deems to be inappropriate based on these guidelines.
Share Your PC Story
- We encourage you to submit comments that are relevant to the PC Design topic of this Website.
- Please avoid sending comments that make someone, someplace or something a victim of a possibly demeaning or harmful joke.
- Comments with violent, hateful, sexually offensive or other inappropriate language will not be published.
Starting March 30, 2007, you can submit your own photo or video expressing why design and digital entertainment are important in your lives. Photos and video submitted to this site will be screened by PodTech. You’re encouraged to follow these guidelines for appropriate content.
Comments, Photo, Video Submission Guidelines
By submitting video, audio, or photo you represent that you are at least 18 years of age, and agree that you will not submit any content that is obscene or that infringes or violates the rights of any third party including, but not limited to, copyright, trademark and rights of publicity or privacy. PodTech.Networks reserves the right in its sole discretion to refuse to display any content that it deems to be inappropriate based on these guidelines.
PCs Past & Future
- We encourage you to submit comments, photos and videos that are relevant to the PC Design topic of this Website.
- Please avoid any picture or video that make someone or something (a school, a state, city, band, sports team, etc.) a victim of a possibly demeaning or harmful joke.
- Please avoid sending comments or images portraying violence, hatred, inappropriate gestures or anything sexually offensive.
Now that you’ve seen the future, take a look back at the past and see just how far PC technology has advanced. Learn more about important scientific observations like Moore’s Law, major inventions like the microprocessor, milestones like the 20th anniversary of the PC, and enjoy seeing how the PC has become a part of our everyday lifestyle.
Source : www.intelchallenge.com