I'm wholly under whelmed by the entries to Microsoft's Start Something PC competition. Microsoft set a somewhat lofty and broad goal: "Rethink the Windows-based PC experience today and the role it plays in people's lives. Envision how form factor influences the digital lifestyle-from personal productivity at work or home, to entertainment, mobility and lifestyle. Think big, be bold, be inspired, but pay attention to sustainable technologies, and ecological and environmental innovation."
The majority of entries ignored this premise and explained in their concept statements that they added Bluetooth, or USB 3, or a "paradigm shifting" feature (most of which computers already do) to a mobile tablet of sorts. To be fair there are a couple interesting ideas or forms but for the most part they are either copies of Apple internal concepts from the 80s/90s or boring. Check back January 5th see what the jury, Bill Gates, and the public pull out of there as winners.
(And another thing!... if the Start Something competition website is any indication of the usabilty of their future operating system, Vista, Microsoft is screwed.)