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    News - Razer's modular Project Christine struggles to get OEM support

    CEO Min-Liang Tan thinks lack of support may mean Christine never gets made.
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    Re: News - Razer's modular Project Christine struggles to get OEM support

    I really don't see this as a product for the regular consumer

    They should start this first with servers, data centers, and maybe even workstations. It would make much more sense because the subscription-based model means that companies need not worry on planning on upgrades to their machines.

    But this for regular consumers just seems really expensive. When parts go cheap maybe the market would accept this type of product but till then, it might be a very long time before I get to see one in my room.

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    Re: News - Razer's modular Project Christine struggles to get OEM support

    When I saw the first article about this I knew it was all a bit top-geary; ambitious but rubbish. It's a great concept, but doesn't take much thought for practical application to realise that it was never going to work.
    Maybe a company like ASUS could pull it out of the bag as y'know, they have experience in manufacturing varieties of components and complete systems, not just a tablet and a laptop.
    Kudos for trying, but save yourself a lot of trouble and leave it as a concept for now

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    Re: News - Razer's modular Project Christine struggles to get OEM support

    I really don't see how they need OEMs for such a design, and especially as Intel and AMD want to move to system on chip designs. Also, they can create this system as Apple does with the Mac pro.

    These membranes would be the best solution for workstation users that require laptops and generally connect to larger desplays at home or work. They can start by creating this as a dock to include gpu's and other internal desktop parts for laptops. Then they can add CPU's to the mix.

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    Re: News - Razer's modular Project Christine struggles to get OEM support

    $380,000 just to make the USB ports green ! I at least thought they would have added a little extra speed for all that development.

    Main Story: That system does seem a bit far fetched for regular consumers. Also I don't think they could sell it as 'IBM Compatible' if anyone still does that, perhaps i'm wrong though.

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    Re: News - Razer's modular Project Christine struggles to get OEM support

    kinda happy this **** doesnt get any traction.

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    Re: News - Razer's modular Project Christine struggles to get OEM support

    Quote Originally Posted by YoloSwag View Post
    They should start this first with servers, data centers, and maybe even workstations.
    If you ask someone who operates a server room whether they want to replace their standardised rackmount systems with proprietary modules system, they will tell you where to shove those modules and in what orientation.

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    Re: News - Razer's modular Project Christine struggles to get OEM support

    After reading the article about the USB ports, it's put me off of ever buying another Razer product.

    What a complete waste of money, money that has to be made back through sales........
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    Re: News - Razer's modular Project Christine struggles to get OEM support

    Quote Originally Posted by edzieba View Post
    If you ask someone who operates a server room whether they want to replace their standardised rackmount systems with proprietary modules system, they will tell you where to shove those modules and in what orientation.
    I see you're a bit sensitive to change, might be a childhood problem...

    Project Christine actually seems like a scaled down rackmount system but of course it's different and yeah it looks different, but if you think about it it's somehow close to it.
    Think about this, if this happened to servers, they'll only have to add modules every time. Today's rackmount system is very limited but with a new design everyone could put in their own ideas on how it should work.
    New things always bring change, in fact, the only thing that is keeping us from moving forward is our inability to adapt to change.
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    Re: News - Razer's modular Project Christine struggles to get OEM support

    On the usb ports, it's not just about changing the colour, they've also added in a locking mechanism that will not be in the way of standard usb, also reducing latency on the usb data feed.

    But all told it's them trying to be the apple of gamers and creating their own proprietary systems, and strangely enough trying to convince OEM's to change an open standard component for one they would have to pay razor to use hasn't got much support.

    Similar thing with this modular system.
    The idea is nice, a simple to change modular pc, taking what is currently inside a pc and putting each component into it's own self contained module with liquid cooling built in, it would make a very simple upgrade system for the pc illiterate.
    But the price for each bit would be very high unless it became the new industry standard and even then it would still be higher than we have now because of the additional costs of the oil cooling and proprietary licensing (although razor would make millions off it if it ever happened)

    I really don't like this sort of approach, while simplifying systems for the end user does reduce issues it also creates "dumb" users which we have enough of already.

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    Re: News - Razer's modular Project Christine struggles to get OEM support

    It's a great idea in theory, but in practise it was obvious OEMs wouldn't want to support it simply because of the revenue loss from having to pay razer to use it.

    Razer is annoyingly overpriced too, but that's already been said a hundred times.

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