Intel Holds $1M Design Contest for Coolest Living Room PC

When it comes to living room PCs, you can't top the Mac Mini. At least that's what Intel thinks, which is why they're dishing out $1m to the person who can design a living room-worthy Viiv Core 2 Duo-based PC that tops Apple's angel. Seven of the semifinalists have been chosen and can be seen/voted on before a winner is announced next month.

I chose my favorite up top made by team BICOM. It has a laser-cut touch-sensitive front panel that provides force-feedback when your fingers come close to the buttons (hit the jump for a vid on how it was made). The others, to me, are looking a little fugly. What do you guys think?

Intel Holds $1M Design Contest for Coolest Living Room PC

Intel Holds $1M Design Contest for Coolest Living Room PC

Intel Holds $1M Design Contest for Coolest Living Room PC

Intel Holds $1M Design Contest for Coolest Living Room PC

Intel Holds $1M Design Contest for Coolest Living Room PC

Intel Holds $1M Design Contest for Coolest Living Room PC

Intel Holds $1M Design Contest for Coolest Living Room PC


Voting Page [via Reg Hardware]