Rockman Ultrabook Package Contest Opens

illust_sample The Rockman Ultrabook endeavor has moved from polls to a contest. There is now a contest open for designing the package for the fan-fueled laptop PC. The winner, not surprisingly, will get their own Rockman Ultrabook. The rules are as follows:

-Can contain any Mega Man character from any series (classic, X, Zero, ZX, Legends, Battle Network, Star Force or Xover). It cannot contain any other characters. -Your work must be in Photoshop PSD format, using CMYK coloring. It must be in A3 (297mm x 420mm) in 350 dpi. -After making this graphic, you may submit it as a GIF, JPG or PNG that is compressed to under 10MB. -Those under 20 must have approval from a guardian to enter the contest.

The contest is running from now until April 22nd. Of course, I don't really imagine readers here will have much interest in entering, but there's the info just in case.

The Rockman Ultrabook goes on preorder March 29th, next week. No details about the poll results or price have been revealed still.

Rockman on its Way to Becoming a Notebook Computer

rockbook We've had a lot of really interesting Rockman merchandise coming from Japan in the past few years. Figures, soundtracks, mugs, cushions, keychains, clothing, and slightly provocative puzzles to name a few. And now it seems Rockman's next ambition is to become... a computer.

Ucchy-san of Rockman Unity has announced the Rockman Ultrabook Product Project, which is asking for user input in creating a Rockman themed Ultrabook. Users may vote on the polls once per day. Right now there is a poll concerning what kind of design will be featured on the Ultrabook's case, including an option for your own suggestion. Simply select the design you want, select your age range and gender, and submit. Two more polls will be opened in the following weeks.

When the final specifications are set, the Rockman Ultrabook will go on preorder March 29th. Preorders will end in May, and the notebooks will ship in July. The Ultrabook promises a third generation CPU that reduces energy consumption, a 14.1" non-glare LCD monitor, a solid-state drive for storage, and a 19mm thin form that weighs 1.67kg. Other specs and the price point are currently unknown.

Guessing it's really unlikely these are going to make their way out of Japan. I wouldn't worry much, though. Japanese keyboards are kind of weird.