Once Apple asked the question "Why just beige?," there was no turning back. PCs with slim casings, bright colors and all-in-one designs are making big waves in the computer world. This anything-goes design trend isn't specifically aimed at the small-business market, but it's certainly attracting a lot of attention.
Ignited by the release of Apple's iMac last year, PCs with unique styles and colors like amethyst, topaz and sapphire will continue to roll out next year. All-in-one PCs--some of the most notable to date include Gateway's Profile PC and NEC's Z1 compact, metallic box--will also become hot commodities. These PCs' typically slim designs often mean compromises on the technology under the hood. But for entrepreneurs who want to work in style, they'll certainly make an impact.
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