Project Christine “Definitely Still In The Works,” Says Razer

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LatiosXT

Either way, I'm having trouble trying to figure out who this is targeting other than the uninformed PC gamer who thinks having the most expensive rice makes his rig spit out the most FPS.

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Cy-Kill

Why does everyone seem to think this is a new idea, I remember reading about this idea in a computer magazine approx. 15 years ago..?!

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gsflaming

After reading the responses yesterday and seeing this again, I think many have missed the point of this project. I built my first computer nearly thirty years ago and have never bought a prebuilt desktop for myself and would never buy a Christine for myself. Like most that read these articles upgrading is no big deal. But we are not the target for this project. I doubt anyone who reads these pages on a regular basis would buy a Christine, but I can tell you that outside of my IT friends, not one family member or friend has ever heard of MaximumPC and the non MaximumPC person is the target for Christine. For them it would be wonderful to be able to upgrade by just installing a new module. It would be wonderful for me as well and if you have any non technical friends it would be to your benefit as well. It has been years since I built a new box for one of them or helped them upgrade a box. I don’t care to be the neighborhood IT support department. I get enough of that even when they have a PC with a warranty and technical support. So if Razar can give them plug and play hardware, then we can all thank Razar for a few more hours of peace.

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JosephColt

This project is a poor idea and will fuel the one simple though, "I do want to spend $3000 on a gaming PC."

1. Only a gamer would buy this machine.
2. Almost all intelligent gamers will avoid this.
3. There is no real market for this unless it's cheap like a self built PC.

Let consumers self build, save money, and learn something! We would barely need all these shoddy tech shops around if the overall computer knowledge level was raised up for consumers.

Also large desktops are becoming irrelevant unless you run an extreme setup.

Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.

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LatiosXT

Except how many people ever bother upgrading their computer to any degree? And honestly, hardware installation is a cinch for someone who has no experience with it.

And that's not even where the real problem lies. It's Software issues. Yeah, sure, Christine will create a simplified means of upgrading and installing hardware, but then what happens when they turn the computer on and Windows poops out because they installed an AMD GPU module when they had a NVIDIA GPU module? Or hell, they've upgraded from one generation of NVIDIA GPUs to another, their NVIDIA drivers won't work still.

Chrstine will only ever take off if software can be done in the same manner. Sadly, there is no OS out that doesn't have true plug and play support.

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gsflaming

Sorry, you missed it again. It is a cinch, but that is not how most people perceive it. This is not about what is real, but what is perceived. People upgrade their computers all the time. They add EXTERNAL devices. USB, Firewire, Thunderbolt, even eSATA, you name it and they will upgrade it as long as it is outside the box. Christine is an outside the box upgrade.

As far as software you would be right if they were upgrading a regular pc but you missed it here was well. They are not going to go out and download the driver, Christine is going to know what hardware has been added and it will go get it for them. Drivers that have been vetted and work. Add a USB device to your pc, what does it do? It goes and gets the drivers it needs and installs them.

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tekknyne

If your business model relies on people's failed, skewed 'perception' that building PC's are harrrd, then your business is fail. Reality and perception are not mutually exclusive believe it or not.

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AEM

To add on, Christine is years too late. The age of desktop computers is long dead; everybody wants either a laptop or tablet. If they ever upgrade they'll just simply throw it away and get another. At this point, Christine will be for a niche market or people who want to "build" their PC without getting their hands dirty and will probably be discontinued shortly after release if it ever gets released.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Get out of mommy's basement and into the real world. Desktop computers abound. They're not dead just because no one wants Windows 8.

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AEM

Nobody talked about Win8. Win8 is on laptops and tablets too. You're the one who needs to get out of the basement bud, it's all over the news for the past few years and it's a fact. I built my own desktop and will always love a desktop, but that doesn't prevent me from denying a fact...

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USraging

I still recommend to people desktops if you want power, laptops if you want mid power with mobility, tablets if you just want content consuming. This is still true to this day no matter what anyone says.

Bang for your buck is still riding on the desktop.

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Peanut Fox

This is what I think the bigger issue for the platform is.

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Peanut Fox

This is what I think the bigger issue for the platform is.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

That's the spirit...

Don't let current interest determine it's worth

Look to it's long term value.....like the Edsel

In a hundred years it will be a collectors item with real value

So, hang in there