Pretty is as Pretty does as Microsoft Launches High Fashion Notebooks

pink_notebook_ciDALLAS, Jan 11, 2008 / FW/ — Form and function has become the new bedfellows in the high-tech world as Microsoft launches high fashion PCs with a younger market in mind. For sometime now, computers are ‘needs’; with the launch of ‘prettier’ notebooks, PCs have become fashion accessories.

There is a thin line between a ‘need’ and a ‘want.’ Apple computers used to have a monopoly in this area wherein the line between ‘need’ and ‘want’ are blurred. With Microsoft launching fashion oriented notebooks, with colors ranging from pink, yellow, black and even a ‘cow print’ with some them even shaped like ‘handbags’, Steve Jobs has once again proven that his vision of form and function for the ubiquitous computer is the way to go.

And it seems that Microsoft has embraced more than the idea of form and function. The Redmond, Washington-based company even held a RUNWAY SHOW, (as in catwalk) to present the PC’s new look!

Alright, Gisele Bundchen and Gemma Ward were not on the catwalk, but you have to accept that the PCs new silhouettes are ‘sexy’ for lack of a better word to describe it.

Now that both Silicon Valley and the Telecom Corridor (an early adaptor to fashion) have accepted that fashionistas are here to stay, is the idea of more tech companies gracing New York, London, Milan and Paris catwalks not too far away?

Has geekdom invaded the fashion world? Or, is it the other way around – the fashionistas have invaded geekdom?

To see the new notebook silhouettes, please go here.

[MARI DAVIS]
(Photo by Mykel Nahorniak)