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Winning Global Laptop Design: Love or Leave?

Last October, HP and MTV held a Global Design Competition where young designers were encouraged to submit their own laptop creations. With over 85 entries, the winning design went to Joao from Portugal, who now has his creation on a HP Pavilion dv2800t Artist Edition model. Gizmodo reports that the specs of this laptop aren't too shabby either, with a 14.1-inch screen and a Centrino processor, you can count on it for photo editing, playing games and watching movies. All this, and a matching messenger bag, for $1,130. What do you think? Does the design appeal to you?

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pinksurfergirl pinksurfergirl 7 years
i find the graphics too loud and unimaginative !! i have an hp pavilion dv 2700 notebook.. and i think my laptop designs waaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy nicer than this one!!! LOL... for all its worth i couldve probably come up with a prettier design!
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 7 years
i agree with shini. it's unoriginal. there are tons of graphics out there that look the exact same way. i don't see why it won. i do love the colors though.
Madamesoybean Madamesoybean 8 years
What designergirl said. Great design it isn't. It's kind of 1998 Xtreme skater boi.
shini shini 8 years
too vector-y...its that typical style where a tasteful graphic designer starts learning about illustrator.
designergirl designergirl 8 years
It's totally hideous. I don't know why people are still falling for this style of graphics as being "cool." It's boring and typical of kids with no art training and that just mess around with Illustrator and Photoshop in their free time. Amateur style.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 8 years
i like it, but it's not for me. i like the simplicity and cleanliness of a solid colored laptop.
calamari calamari 8 years
I think the art and graphics are very cool. But I think the idea of skinning your laptop makes more sense. You don't get the wrap around graphics, but you can switch the art whenever you want to. https://www.gelaskins.com/skins.php?Device=7&Category=15&Skin=157&ProductCode=274
sh1mmer sh1mmer 8 years
Not a fan of the brown, blue, peach, orange combo. Another example of the vector art seen everywhere with a bunch of circles in it... yaawwn. I saw better entries for this contest.
tototee tototee 8 years
I love the graphics and design and the way it does wrap around he whole laptop.. but... I just wouldn't want one.. I think i'd get bored looking at it all the time and could find it quite detracting.
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 8 years
No way. I think that's ugly. I think they could have come up with something that looks a lot better than that thing.
khartline khartline 8 years
Love the design. Would actually like to see this design, or a similar one, with customizable colors. Really like how it wraps around the entire laptop, not just the top/cover piece. Very cool!
lemonbars lemonbars 8 years
I like the design but it seems very... busy for a laptop. I think that when the average person upgrades their laptop every 3 years or so, you better REALLY like that design for the long haul.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
makes me want to jazz up my macbook with some decals or something
AnnaLove AnnaLove 8 years
I think the design is stupid, very "MTV." Why is that advertising execs seem to feel teenagers/ young adults love the color brown? Anyone else noticed that?
bastille_75 bastille_75 8 years
it's oaky for an HP - But nothing can tear me away from my MacBook ;)
nikki_ nikki_ 8 years
Cute! If only it were a mac..
aoitenshi aoitenshi 8 years
It looks fantastic! I've seen the local Philippine winner, and it's just as cool. The designs the contestants came up with were all so good.
BostonChick BostonChick 8 years
Very cool...i'm diggin' it.
kitkatherine kitkatherine 8 years
eek! it can be specced to anything- far better than my macbook pro! i want it soooo bad
Rock-Sugar Rock-Sugar 8 years
luv
angelinemarie angelinemarie 8 years
its neat!
duplinger duplinger 8 years
Dont care for the color or the design, although I would like a laptop designed a different way!!
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
Looks way to loud and bright for me.
Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 8 years
thats really cool
potc-crazyy potc-crazyy 8 years
I love it, but I wish the keyboard and such matched better, the black looks so awkward.
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