ASUS is blessed with one of the world’s top R&D teams. With unyielding commitment to innovation and quality, ASUS won 2,568 awards in 2007, meaning on average, the company received seven awards every day last year.
What happens when “one of the world’s top R&D teams” runs out of ideas? Why, you ask the customers! It’s the longest-running sucker’s bet: let end-users design the software/hardware/service they’ll be using. How complicated can that be? They already know what they want. You take everybody’s “dream,” run’em through the filters of “one of the world’s top R&D teams” and sprinkle some “Intel Inside” magic on it, presto:
You Dream It. ASUS Builds It. Intel Inside It.
Imagine your perfect PC. Now imagine top engineers and innovators working around the clock to make that Dream PC a reality. That’s the dream WePC.com is all about.
ASUS and Intel have created WePC.com, a place where users like you come together to share ideas, images and inspiration about your ideal PC. But what if it’s not just talk. Your designs, feature ideas and community feedback will be evaluated by ASUS and could influence the blueprint for an actual notebook PC built by ASUS with Intel inside.
Ever wondered who would own your “dream” idea?
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The Site Operators may freely use the User Content you submit in the design of a personal computer or netbook with no obligation to provide compensation or reimbursement to you;To the extent that you claim any proprietary interest in User Content submitted for the Create Your Dream PC and Share Your Ideas activities, you assign to the Site Operators all rights, interests and titles you now possess or will possess in the future (especially the right to register patent rights).
Would you like ASUS to patent and exploit your dreams?