Originally Posted by veedubfreak
Ya i saw them talking about it on G4 last night and the base system is 2500 bucks. I dont see how they can charge 2500 bucks for a machine that can easily be built for under 1500. Ah well, PT Barnum said it best, theres a sucker born every minute.
Nice name Vdub!
And yes, I agree. I think it's rather funny.
I think it's cool to see these big companies building gaming rigs. I can't see these selling very well though. A good amount of people that are into PC gaming, as many of us "techies" are, will build their own rigs. We know that the HP Blackbird, as with Voodoo, Dell and Alienware, are overpriced. Sure they have fancy-pants watercooling, but that alone cannot justify the overpriced rig. Rigs can be built that can outperform their gaming configurations for quite a bit cheaper.
These will be sold to people with alot of money but have limited to no knowledge about building and configuring a computer. That or people that like to waste money or buy one for "bragging" rights. Even though I'd much rather say I built my own rig then bought HP's version of a high end gaming computer that doesn't perform well.