Razer has lifted the wraps on Project Christine, a crazy futuristic looking PC that takes components, and puts them into snap-on enclosures that you add to a tower. It’s far from being the “first modular PC” (literally every PC is modular), but it sure looks neat.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0K41ZWd-vo]
I have to say, I’m not sure who this is for. According to Razer, “…only the most hardcore enthusiasts were able to take advantage of PC customizability.” I’m sure anyone who has put some effort into building or upgrading a PC will disagree with this statement. My own 65 year old mother has upgraded her memory, video card, and CDROM without any help from me aside from assistance over email.
In a way, this is sort of the concept people were thinking of when Steam Machines were first announced at last year’s CES. Those ended up being nothing more than SFF gaming PC’s that play less games than Windows based gaming SFF PC’s, but there you go.
Part of me wonders if Razer just releases a crazy concept product with little to no intention of actually selling many of them. It sure got our attention! Do you know anyone with a Razer Switchblade?
This has been a whacky CES, that’s for sure.