Intel and Asus spearhead initiative to create community-designed PCs
Chip giant Intel and device manufacturer Asus have set up a web site where consumers can collaborate with each other and engineers at the two companies to design new products.
The plan is for the two companies to deliver the world’s first community designed PCs.
The website, WePC.com will allow visitors to share ideas, vote on submitted concepts and engage in discussions with other community members about the merits of a particular design.
“Intel is committed to encouraging conversations with consumers and giving people a voice in the design of technology they use every day,” said Mike Hoefflinger, general manager of Intel’s Partner Marketing Group.
“ASUS and Intel have created WePC.com in an effort to bridge innovation and technology with consumers’ wishes,” added Lillian Lin, director of ASUS’ Marketing Planning Division.
The community will be divided into three conversation groups, addressing the three most popular consumer PC categories: netbooks, notebooks and gaming notebooks.
The two companies hope to bring to market a consumer-inspired products that utilises their technologies in each category.
The PCs will be powered by Intel Atom, Centrino 2 and Centrino 2 Extreme processors.
Prizes will be rewarded to select participants for their creative role in this project. Details on prizes will be announced at a later date.