You wouldn't think of Paul Otellini as someone who uses "hip" consumer products, given his stodgy corporate background and boardroom persona. But beneath his mild professional demeanor lies a Mac fanboy and iPhone lover. Yes, his secret is out: Intel's number one man uses a MacBook Pro, and both he and his spouse carry iPhones.

In a recent interview with BusinessWeek, Otellini admits to using Apple products for personal use, though he does preface his confession by saying that he still carries a ThinkPad for work, in the event Steve Ballmer should happen to stop by and catch him with a MacBook sitting in his lap.

By the way, am I the only one who is utterly dumbfounded by the continued success of the antiquated ThinkPad series? The damn things still look the same after nearly a decade... and they were ugly to begin with. If forced to carry a corporate portable (mind you, you'd have to hold a gun to my head) Dell's Latitude line would be my first choice. Not that I'm enamored with Dell products, but their business portables are well designed, highly configurable, and decently priced.