LAS VEGAS--This is the coolest-looking notebook I've seen in a long time. Which is why I walked halfway across the ballroom at Sunday night's Digital Experience media event here at the Consumer Electronics Show to check it out.
The design, called "Asian Odyssey," is splashed across the top of a Hewlett-Packard 14-inch 2000 series notebook. HP's got the design thing down of late, so seeing design like this from them wasn't too surprising.
The designer was more of a surprise, however: Joao Oliveira, a 21-year-old design student from Porto, Portugal. Oliveira submitted his "Asian Odyssey" art concept--he's quite enamored of all aspects of Asian culture, he told me--after his friends heard about the contest HP was holding to imprint a laptop with a user's original design.
Oliveira's reward was a notebook PC with his limited-edition design and a trip out here to experience all the craziness that is CES firsthand (lucky him!).
No word on pricing, but HP says the laptop will be available for purchase this spring.