Commodity versus Custom Computers
Wired has an interesting article about how Taiwanese companies are shifting from making cheap commodity computers to custom designed computers. It is very interesting to read about the rise of Shuttle from a beige box manufacturer.
There is also this choice quote:
"Some guys spend more time with their PCs than they do with their wives or girlfriends," said Ken Huang, Shuttle's vice president of marketing. "I think people like to pay more money for good design."
The article also mentions one of the coolest computers on the market today, the Iwill Zmaxdp which is a small form factor computer that weighs under 8lbs but has a two Opteron motherboard.
When will Mattern PC start offering dual CPU / dual core systems?