Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
The kitchen is the computer
Posted on 3-Mar-2004 23:01 | Filed under: News


The kitchen is the computer
Powerdesk integrates Microsoft Windows based computer with European design, creating furniture that is functional and capable of processing at the same time. Its latest release is a kitchen bench top called called The Iceberg, that incorporates DuPont Corian as the work surface and DVD/CD drive and main power controls built directly into the bench top. The company also makes a desk that incorporates a full Windows computer on its top.

The Powerdesk concept was devised by David Gilbert: in every desk in the world, there is a void space between the back of the drawers and the back of the desk. They call this area the "Void-Zone". This space can be used to incorporate all the cables, sound system, hardware etc, to create a truly integrated computer and the patented design of the Powerdesk means you can access this space at any time, for easy upgrades or modifications.

Corian is a DuPont product that blends natural materials and pure acrylic polymer used to create solid surface with high resistance.

The specs for this computer, supplied by HP, are:

  • Flat Screen TV (colour co-ordinated to match the kitchen!)
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Intel P4 2.4GHz (cache 512kB)
  • Chipset: Intel 845G
  • Graphics/Video: Intel Extreme 32MB
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 40GB Hard drive
  • ISDN or high speed modem
  • DVD player & CD player/writer for movies, music etc
  • internal sound system
  • Cordless keyboard and mouse
  • USB port for memory sticks, cameras etc

    According to the company, benefits include:

  • One "integrated," affordable price includes both IT and furniture
  • Fully functional, bespoke cabinetry with clean lines and aesthetic appeal
  • A stylish, durable worktop in over 70 colours of Corian (hinged for access)
  • Security. This PC will be very hard to steal!
  • Available as either a mobile, free-standing unit, or built in
  • Fold down draw and wireless keyboard allow you to sit or stand to operate the unit, as desired
  • Can be built to incorporate your existing PC
  • An Iceberg in the kitchen makes PC/DVD use easier to monitor and more sociable!


  • More information: http://www.powerdesk.com...






    Trending now »

    Hot discussions in our forums right now:

    Has anything changed here with the way content is delivered?
    Created by Rikkitic, last reply by DarthKermit on 14-Dec-2018 19:50 (25 replies)
    Pages... 2


    New Freeview SmartVU streaming device: Chromecast, 4K HDR, Android TV
    Created by freitasm, last reply by xtrabyte on 15-Dec-2018 10:45 (123 replies)
    Pages... 7 8 9


    Favourite Christmas Carol/Movie?
    Created by networkn, last reply by Geektastic on 14-Dec-2018 16:50 (47 replies)
    Pages... 2 3 4


    Changes to ACC levy in annual registration
    Created by Geektastic, last reply by Aredwood on 13-Dec-2018 17:59 (28 replies)
    Pages... 2


    Merry/Happy Xmas/Holidays
    Created by xpd, last reply by MikeB4 on 11-Dec-2018 14:10 (12 replies)

    New Download to Go option
    Created by freitasm, last reply by JimmyH on 13-Dec-2018 19:59 (33 replies)
    Pages... 2 3


    Possible Air New Zealand strike Dec21
    Created by kiwifidget, last reply by Technofreak on 14-Dec-2018 09:21 (53 replies)
    Pages... 2 3 4


    Billing Shambles
    Created by marmel, last reply by premiumtouring on 13-Dec-2018 08:25 (21 replies)
    Pages... 2