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User Info: EGMRULZ

EGMRULZ
3 years ago#1
Wow, I'm expecting at least half to flop considering pretty much anyone can create a better PC for less.

http://kotaku.com/from-alienware-to-zotac-all-the-steam-machines-with-sp-1495960379
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User Info: DerPancake

DerPancake
3 years ago#2
This is the only one that is good for the price:

http://gyazo.com/371f13a45aa7d1fb4200af4887f73990
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User Info: -5xad0w-

-5xad0w-
3 years ago#3
I thought the hole Steam machine premise was simple, cheap PC gaming.

Some of those cost over a grand.

Some, well over.
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User Info: EGMRULZ

EGMRULZ
3 years ago#4
Yeah that's what I thought too. Apparently, these are being tailored to either the wealthy and/or those who can't build their own custom PC.
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User Info: Flaktrooper123

Flaktrooper123
3 years ago#5
Except that Digital Storm one. It kick my $2000 PC's ass.

User Info: Asellus

Asellus
3 years ago#6
Wow, I'm expecting at least half to flop considering pretty much anyone can create a better PC for less.

Yet Falcon Northwest and Alienware still do excellent business by accounts.

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-5xad0w-
3 years ago#7
EGMRULZ posted...
Yeah that's what I thought too. Apparently, these are being tailored to either the wealthy and/or those who can't build their own custom PC.


Reminds me of something I read by Scott Adams (the creator of the Dilbert comic) about business strategy and new products.

There are basically 4 types of consumers: The stupid rich, the stupid poor, the smart rich and the smart poor.

The people you want to market your product to are the stupid rich. They will buy anything regardless of cost.

With the profit from that you want to streamline your process so you can lower costs and market to the stupid poor. They are where the real volume is.

You NEVER want to market to the smart rich or the smart poor though.

The smart rich will just buy your company.

The smart poor will find a way to steal your product.

I think the Steam Box may very well be a real world example of this principle.
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User Info: Jonexe

Jonexe
3 years ago#8
The point of them isn't even to market to real PC gamers. It's to try and ring in the console market who want something that "just works" without any effort put in.
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User Info: Flaktrooper123

Flaktrooper123
3 years ago#9
That is exactly what Microsoft had in mind with XBox One back then. Yes it sounds stupid for us PC gamers, but why did they get so much sales? They merely take advantage of the market. Young people today likes things instant and don't want to work hard just to get a gaming machine working. That is also how Alienware and stuff still make tons of money.

If you are here, I'd assume most of you are either of the Smart Rich and Smart Poor group. Smart Rich know what they want and how to build it right and have the money to do it. Smart Poor just don't have that much budget, but still smart enough not to be fooled by 'budget deals' that are actually ripoff.
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