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


Blue Velvet

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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?
 

ravenvii

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Mar 17, 2004
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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
 

dsharits

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Jun 19, 2004
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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
 

wdlove

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Oct 20, 2002
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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
 

Daveway

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Jul 10, 2004
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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.
 

dsharits

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Jun 19, 2004
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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
 

CubaTBird

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Apr 18, 2004
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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:
 

wnameth

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Nov 18, 2004
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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
 

wnameth

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Nov 18, 2004
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I agree, maybe the Packers or the Colts at least:) :D
dsharits said:
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
 

Applespider

macrumors G4
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!
 

solvs

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Jun 25, 2002
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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.
 

mms

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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.
 

blackfox

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Feb 18, 2003
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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.
 

Daveway

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Jul 10, 2004
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Applespider said:
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!
Sorry if I caused a stir, but I was just making a steriotype. :eek:
 

Thomas Veil

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Feb 14, 2004
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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?

 

jackieonasses

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Mar 3, 2004
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the great OKLAHOMA....
dsharits said:
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
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