Friday, Jan. 9, 2009 | 6:38 p.m.
Top on the list for Intel's promotions this year is the new Core i7 processor. They are putting it in tons of systems that you can play with. Most of those systems are heralded as hardcore gaming systems. One, however, is being showcased as a healthy, ergonomic solution: a custom workstation. Built by GRAViTONUS, the iClubby ergonomic workstation at the Intel booth can ease use for those with spinal injuries or Parkinson's. At least that is what the booth operator continually repeated.
Somehow, I see this having more appeal to those gamers who are so hardcore they think of having an IV bag full of coffee and a catheter inserted so they can game for days without stopping.
All joking aside, this type of system will have soft sales in a down economy. It was cool to see how the Core i7 chipset can power through having three screens running with full-length video playing while still checking e-mail, getting news updates and even shopping. Very cool to see, but much more like a 2010+ type of product. Swing by and test it out if you get the chance. You are sure to hate going back to using just your laptop for your office work.