Being as fair as possible to those who did allow us to publically vote (i placed my vote for the Acer unit), if given the chance to vote for either of the 2 judges choices as well, i certainly wouldn't have picked the Acer.
The winning design is imo what the judges were looking for, the rest, well they look like they were trying too hard.
The impression I got from this competition was such that they were looking for a "mac-mini beater", but the public designs looked more at home in off high street kitsch electrical stores, sure they may find a few buyers but the idea is for them to appeal to the general public.
simple clean lines, not retro nor DVD box looks
well done to the winner