PC giants team up to launch a community PC design project

Intel and Asus give power to the people

Intel and Asus have teamed up to produce a new website which allows members of the public to lay out their dream laptops, with the ultimate goal of the two vendors creating the first community designed computer.

WePC.com also serves as a community for people who wish to discuss ideas about PCs, and work together on their own designs.

There will be three categories: netbooks, laptops and gaming laptops. Intel and Asus will produce a PC based on the designs submitted, and prized will be given out to contributors.

"Intel believes the spark for innovation can come from anywhere," said Mike Hoefflinger, general manager of Intel’s Partner Marketing Group. "That’s why Intel is working with ASUS to tap into the creative energy of consumers as they share ideas on designing their ideal PC. Intel is committed to encouraging conversations with consumers and giving people a voice in the design of technology they use every day."

Lillian Lin, director of Asus’ Marketing Planning Division added: "ASUS and Intel have created WePC.com in an effort to bridge innovation and technology with consumers’ wishes. ASUS strives to provide the best user experience with our products. By empowering WePC.com users to play a role in the design process, we expect to deliver cutting-edge community-designed products that address a consumer vision of the dream PC."

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