Chip-making giant Intel has announced today’s launch of its Convertible Challenge — calling for Australians to suggest two ordinary household items that, when combined, would be extraordinary. It’s doing this to promote the Intel Ultrabook Convertible concept, which brings together elements of a tablet and a laptop for a more flexible and portable design.
Running with The Good Guys as an official partner, Intel wants you to submit suggestions to its or The Good Guys’ Facebook pages, asking a simple question: what are two things that you’d like to see put together?
Intel’s got a few suggestions of its own to get you started — hot tub pants, a t-shirt tent, and a boom-box fridge. To enter, Intel has a Facebook app that lets you name two items, and then put together a quick explanation why they would be great together. There’s an Inspiration button that automatically generates a breakthrough idea.
If you’ve got the best idea, as selected by Intel, the company will bring your idea into reality and create your Frankenstein's appliance, as well as sending a free ASUS Taichi 21 convertible Ultrabook your way.
There’s more prizes besides, including three runner-up prizes decided by the voting public, and weekly and daily winners. Various convertible Ultrabooks like Samsung’s XE7000 and Toshiba’s U920 are up for grabs.
The Good Guys is promoting the competition through its stores nationwide, and is giving any Ultrabook buyer a $100 (for >$1000 Ultrabooks) or $50 (for