‘butterfly,’ shown above, joins ‘angelow’ as one of MSI’s new concept products

two concept products join the three netbooks that MSI will unveil this week at the 2011 CES. both all-in-one pcs that house their processing equipment in the same structure as the monitor, ‘butterfly’ and ‘angelow’ are expected to be intel platform devices that make use of the sandy bridge core that is set to be officially launched at CES tomorrow.

the ‘butterfly’ features a 10-inch touch screen that can slide down from its base and be repositioned at various angles. it is reported to recognize ten points of contact. the combination of these features makes the ‘butterfly’ seem to offer great professional utility to graphic designers, who can reposition the screen horizontally in order to draw, but one imagines that with its ability to take input from more than one touch point, ‘butterfly’ may also find success as an entertainment device for families and groups.

MSI: butterfly + angelow MSI’s ‘angelow’ concept

the ‘angelow’ is a very thin pc that comes with a small auxiliary display unit. industry professionals predict that this latter device may provide wireless control of the primary screen and enable portable access of all of its contents.

photographs suggest that the inclusion and networking of a small portable device may also be true of the ‘butterfly.’

MSI: butterfly + angelow

designboom and FUJITSU have organized a design competition under the theme – a life of future computing -. have a look at the brief and enroll here. great cash prizes are offered (30.000 euro the first prize), deadline for project submission january 31, 2011. see the jury. you are asked to envision a scenery that is becoming increasingly diverse, and dramatically expanding the possibilities of ICT services, including fabulous hardware and more effective and fun applications.

what is a service concept? a service concept is a scene where a type of service utilizing ICT is provided to enrich peoples’ lives, and can be described in these terms:

  • what
    type of person, and what type of service will it provide?
  • what
    will that service be used for, where and when?
  • what convenience,
    experience, excitement or other new value can be gained by using the
    (there is no need to interpret the service content
    based on a business model -income and expenditure-).

the award is composed of two categories:

  • the LIFEBOOK category that studies what the PCs will be
    like in 2013, the near future, and
  • the LIFE DESIGN category that studies what next-generation computing devices will be
    (including service concept) ten years from now in 2020.

with the spread of information and communication technologies (ICT), people have now become able to make diverse connections, via networks, with other people in all daily life situations, through a variety of devices such as PCs and smart phones. as a provider of ICT products and services, FUJITSU strives to create products for a new society that contribute to people’s everyday lives.

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