Originally Posted by Easy Rhino
ugh, i dont know why i bother with you people sometimes. you do understand that there is a whole planet of people out there that don't live every waking hour of their lives on their PC, right?
a lot of people who use their home computer for email, some videos and what not probably spend an hour MAX per day on their home PC. this looks like a pretty interesting product and will most likely be expensive and hard to upgrade but the people who buy it dont care about that. they have the money to spend. sony does research, determines that a product like this is worth developing based on what they know about the market, and they manufacture it. blast it all you want, but you are the nerd.
While that rant is very true, it's aimed at the wrong product. This is a 3D capable PC that is quite expensive. If the target consumer is people who only use their computer for email and some videos, why on earth would they spend this much money on a PC?
The true problem, as I see it, is that this product sits squarely between two separate groups of people: those who, as you said, spend only a few hours per day max on their computer, and those who are wanting a little bit more out of their computer but aren't quite up to geek standards. It doesn't hit either group. The latter group tends to play casual games which don't come in 3D yet, and if you're spending this much for 3D why not just get a PS3 which is already 3D capable?
As I see it, this product is for people who don't want the expense of a 3D HDTV but still want to try out 3D. As such it will most likely sell very well, but it certainly isn't going to find its way into my household.