AMD huppelt gezellig achter de zuurstokkleurige iMac trein aan en heeft bekend gemaakt dat het op de Comdex de 'EasyNow' concept PC zal demonstreren. Het doosje is ovaal van vorm en is - hoe verassend - transparant gekleurd:
The oval-shaped "EasyNow" PC, which will be offered in several hues, is AMD's entry into the world of stylized computers, a hot market that was inspired by Apple Computer's iMac and Sony's portable Vaio. The EasyNow box will sport a colorful translucent case and shed traditional features such as a built-in floppy drive.
And more are on the way. "We certainly have plans on the road map to release similar products based on the Athlon in the not-too-distant future," said Gary Bixler, marketing manager of the initiative at AMD. In addition to concocting its own designs, the company will work with major manufacturers so that their own futuristic designs will be compatible with AMD parts, he said.
And, as with other new-wave computers, these systems will attempt to bring style on a budget. The new computers will cost between $499 and $699--a thrifty range made possible by its K6-2 chips, which are AMD's budget processor, according to Stephen Lapinski, the company's director of product marketing.
Dan ziet die iPaq van gisteren er toch wel stukken beter uit: