If you thought PCs were ugly before, check this one out...

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  1. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Words almost fail me... for once.

    That is truly horrible and hilarious at the same time.
    Does anybody here know anybody who would want one of these?
     
  3. neilrobinson macrumors 6502

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    next time please post a bit more of a warning! i just ate! :eek:

    on a slightly more serious side - its UGLY!
     
  4. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Holy God. Why not just stick a helmet on top of your current tower? It might look better...
     
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    He says he has the ability to reach 8 million NFL fans. He said 250 thousand of the 'hardcore' ones would like to buy one. I doubt 500 will.

    Unless you are a freakin' moron.

    kyle
     
  7. mymemory macrumors 68020

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    There are enough red necks in the market for that, I am sure.
     
  8. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Hahahaha what an ugly, hilarious thing.

    I could see the guy making it ugly on purpose, selling it, then literally laughing all the way to the bank. Laughing for a different reason than they usually do, anyway. :D
     
  9. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    C'mon, they expect to actually sell more than two of these things by using the Oakland Raiders helmet as the demo? At least pick a decent team!

    Daniel
     
  10. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I'm sure that it's, beauty in the eye of the beholder on this one. Knowing today's marketing, they have already market tested this PC. Note the price of $499, just the market that Apple may want to attract. :D
     
  11. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    For some reason when I think of hardcore NFL fans I think of pot-bellied mid aged men. And they probably don't know the difference from a computer or television. So I doubt they will have intrest in getting a computer that looks like a helmet. Other than that it's hidious.
     
  12. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    I'm a hardcore NFL fan, and I'm neither middle-aged nor pot-bellied. But I still wouldn't get a computer like that, because it's a PC.

    Daniel
     
  13. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    you have to be really into that football stuff i guess... though it does look a little cheasy at first :eek:
     
  14. wnameth macrumors 65816

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    WOW, Hold on.....I have seen some ugly computers, (dells) but this computer just won the gold metal, honesly who would actually purchase this??? I mean PC's already suck!, but this just gave me the best reson i seen to swich to a mac
     
  15. wnameth macrumors 65816

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    I agree, maybe the Packers or the Colts at least:) :D
     
  16. Applespider macrumors G4

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    I too am a hardcore NFL fan (just home at 2am after watching playoffs) and I'm not pot-bellied, middleaged or male. But I can't see myself buying one of those PCs, even if they were Macs.

    Having said that, I'm always astonished at what NFL merchandise does sell and at what prices. Caps/shirts and stuff under $50 fine, even the tailgating BBQ helmet is understandable. But some of the other stuff - skis in team colours, a 8 foot popcorn popper trolley ($1500!) Scary!
     
  17. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    No, no, no, I said decent teams. :D

    Daniel

    P.S. We'd better stop here, this could get ugly. :p Just notice the location under my username.
     
  18. solvs macrumors 603

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    I'm guessing they have to start giving these away instead of sports phones, because nobody's going to buy them. People can be dumb, but not this dumb.
     
  19. mms macrumors 6502a

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    ROFL. I can see the guys. Some ultra-hardcore NFL fan/redneck/engineer deciding that his computer was crap and that covering it up with a helmet would make it look somewhat decent... and NFL picking up on the cue and marketing it.
     
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    Two thoughts:

    1) I am reminded of the Sports Illustrated Football phone you received with subscription - just as ugly and borderline-functional.

    2) That perhaps the designer(s) of this "creation" either (a) should've worn a helmet earlier to prevent their obvious head-injuries, or (b) are actually a team of monkeys with crayons.
     
  21. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    Sorry if I caused a stir, but I was just making a steriotype. :eek:
     
  22. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Jesus Christ. It looks like Robo-Quarterback.

    Did you check out the links at the bottom -- the Hot Wheels PC, the Barbie PC, and the (forgive the redundancy) Mickey Mouse PC?

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  23. question fear macrumors 68020

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    well, someone has to make this joke....
    at least now, when windows crashes, it won't get hurt.


    (because, you know, it has a cute little helmet)
     
  24. jackieonasses macrumors 6502a

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    Just to tell you, if you read the article. It does NOT come with a helmet. You put on any standard size one. Which actually makes the deal that much worse. None the less, this computer is horrible, aesthetically and performance....


    kyle
     
  25. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    If you have to have a PC and want something that hides the fact, then this is you baby IMO.
     

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