22 January 2011

Cool vs Playskool

Is it just me, or does the PGM from Ion Torrent kind of look like a children's toy?
To get everyone on the same page, here is a toy:
A Toy

 Now, here is the PGM:

Ion Torrent's Personal Genome Machine - could be a toy, can't tell for sure

And compare that to the newly announced stylish MiSeq from Illumina:

Illumina's MiSeq - clearly not a toy

Sure, sure, the MiSeq doesn't actually exist yet and I'm sure there will be plenty of debate about which machine will outperform the other, but Illumina is clearly winning in the looks department.

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