Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 13th Apr 2008 16:29 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Every now and then, a computer comes along that makes a mark, that sets a trend, or that simply stuns you - but not because of its internals, its processor or its software, but because of its appearance. Through the history of computing, there have been a number of computers that were actually designed to appeal not just because of raw technology alone, but also because of stunning looks. Read on for a countdown of my ten most beautiful computers.
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by eekee on Mon 14th Apr 2008 01:02 UTC
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That was interesting. There's some nice machines there but I was scandalized by the ommission of the first-generation iBook! They're gorgeous machines to my eyes, I have one sitting next to me, a Key Lime SE, that I just can't bear to stop using. ;)

More seriously, I was surprised by the inclusion of the MacBook Air. It may seem the best of it's kind now, but will we be looking back on it in a few years and thinking the same thing? I guess it's a cleanly-exected design, but it is most certainly not the first ultra-slim laptop, and frankly it looks blank to my eyes; under-designed. My sister has an old-ish Toshiba laptop that is about as slim, and... perhaps not wonderful in appearance, but honestly I think I like it just as much as the MacBook Air.

Returning to a lighter note, if you want to see a few laptops to remember, I'd suggest searching the following forum:
They may not be very practical machines, but some of them really show off just how much design potential a laptop has.

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