Ever since coming back to Macs, I’ve started caring about what computers look like as well as what they can do (Those who know me will recognize this as my “Apple made me shallow” complaint). I don’t think Mac are the only ones with this sort of appeal. While posing it with the wine flute seems like overkill, this Sony Vaio is a thing of beauty.
Hopefully, as beauty becomes more and more a sought-after commodity, functionality will become a cheap baseline that more and more of us can afford. I’ll be content to get my aesthetic fix from the Engadget galleries using anything that works well.