World's Ugliest PC


jefhatfield

Retired
Jul 9, 2000
8,803
0
THAT'S PRETTY BAD

OVERALL AS A COMPANY, I THINK COMPAQ, BEFORE THEY CAME OUT WITH THE COLOR PANELS, WERE THE WORST LOOKING PCS OUT THERE WITH ABSOLUTELY NO IMAGINATION

FOR THE WORST LOOKING LAPTOP, IBM ALL THE WAY
 

Rower_CPU

Moderator emeritus
Original poster
Oct 5, 2001
11,115
0
San Diego, CA
Originally posted by jefhatfield
THAT'S PRETTY BAD

OVERALL AS A COMPANY, I THINK COMPAQ, BEFORE THEY CAME OUT WITH THE COLOR PANELS, WERE THE WORST LOOKING PCS OUT THERE WITH ABSOLUTELY NO IMAGINATION

FOR THE WORST LOOKING LAPTOP, IBM ALL THE WAY
Yikes, jef...easy on the caps lock...I thought it was spikey returned from the grave!
 

Hemingray

macrumors 68030
Jan 9, 2002
2,914
25
Ha ha haaa!
Eesh, that looks like two things:

1) A computer that was left out to rot on the beach and has been a favorite dumping spot for seagulls;

2) A piece of equipment that's supposed to blend in with the scenery at Disneyland's Matterhorn.

And lastly... I'd like to see him upgrade that thing! :D
 

Mr. Anderson

Moderator emeritus
Nov 1, 2001
22,408
0
VA
It's just a good thing the foam isn't brown.....

Upgrading would be easy. Say you need to replace the videocard or add memory, take out a knife, cut out the foam around, remove the card, then respray the foam. Voila, better than new.

And when you drop it by mistake, its got padding, crash resistant.

All this wouldn't be reason enough for me to go make one myself. Thankfully they didn't start with a Mac.:D
 

Hemingray

macrumors 68030
Jan 9, 2002
2,914
25
Ha ha haaa!
If they dropped that thing they'd be doing it a favor. Hehehe.

Boy, have we come a long way in technology! "Break out the buzz saw, mom, I'm putting in more RAM!" :D
 

LethalWolfe

macrumors G3
Jan 11, 2002
9,372
119
Los Angeles
I dunno... kinda neat idea... and if you took the time to sculpt/model the foam I'm sure you could make some pretty cool looking "cases."


Lethal
 

me hate windows

macrumors 6502
Jan 18, 2002
420
0
That's not ugly at all

The ugliest PC's are those Intel concept thingies we saw a while back.(snicker)
Especially that stupid tall thing with the dead tree, and the computer with "fins" hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha (cough, sputter)
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha,
:D :D
 

mac15

macrumors 68040
Dec 29, 2001
3,100
0
almost as good as the intel designs on their developer site
remember those
 

blakespot

Administrator
Jun 4, 2000
1,315
46
Alexandria, VA
Originally posted by Eple
I don't think you can call that design
I don't think I've ever seen a PC that I consider of remarkable design. I
am actually surprised by this. The one possible exception is an aluminum cube that was a do-it-yourself posted on /. recently. I will see if I can find the link...

blakespot
 

quanta

macrumors member
Jan 23, 2002
58
0
Colorado
i had the same thought about how to sculpt the foam to create more streamlined forms. Overall i give them high marks for inventiveness, and while i would rather show up at the sales meeting with a TiBook, they will definitely turn heads with that in tote.

As far as upgrading... see the thread on Mac Plusses.....;)
 

King Cobra

macrumors 603
Mar 2, 2002
5,403
0
What type of computer was that?

That is some really poorly-designed model.

In fact, that PC model is more gross than some of the foods people have to eat in Fear Factor!
 

cleo

macrumors 65816
Jan 21, 2002
1,186
0
Tampa Bay Area, FL, USA
When I was in middle school we had to do that project where you have to design a package for an egg that will prevent the egg from breaking when dropped from twenty feet. I filled the inside of one of my mom's tupperwares with hot pink Silly String, molding it around the egg. When the Silly String dried, it was nice and foamy.

Reminds me quite a bit of that computer. :D