Ok, so I understand that the curved screen, the dual GTX 1080’s, and the mechanical keyboard all constitute the ingredients of a very impressive laptop. But 9000 is the price of a very respectable 2nd hand German automobile. Its a least 6 months traveling in S-E Asia with the lifestyle of a 19th century prince. Its enough to personally fly a Mig-23 past the sound barrier. A similar build in PC-Part picker would “only” set you back $3k.
So can anyone help me hypothesize who is this built for? Is it simply just a marketing device like the 3 screen laptop that Razer brought to CES?
It is a limited production run. Similar to the Porsche 918 and other hypercars, its purpose is just to boost its brand image.
But 9000 is the price of a very respectable 2nd hand German automobile. Its a least 6 months traveling in S-E Asia with the lifestyle of a 19th century prince. Its enough to personally fly a Mig-23 past the sound barrier. A similar build in PC-Part picker would “only” set you back $3k.
The people who buy this already have several very respectable 1st hand German automobile, have travelled more than 6 months in several countries with the lifestyle better than 19th century price, and they actually own a Mig-23 so they can fly it whenever they want.
That’s a very real point. People that have more excess money view things differently. I don’t have the kind of real-world currency to make a $9k laptop at all a reasonable choice.
On the other hand, I recently gave a friend 1M gold in World of Warcraft. That’s not a small amount of gold in that game, more than most players have at any one time. In fact, a year ago, that was the most you could have on a single character at one time. I did this so that he could use it to buy game time when he otherwise couldn’t afford to play. He was shocked, being one of the players that never had that much gold, and I verbally shrugged and said that I’d miss his presence more than I’d miss the gold.
Having larger access to currency warps your view of the value of that currency far more than you realize.
Can’t find any laptops for that price… in any shop… Where did he find it? xD I mean maybe it’s some Xeon laptop with 64GB of RAM, but come on, if it has that much processing power it’s not a laptop anymore because it needs to be giant to have sufficient cooling…
Low cost compared to the competition like the 6k$ MSI Titan equivalent and the 9k$ Acer Predator. And yeah those are portable desktops, not a device to use on the go. With a desktop class cpu and high end graphics card I don’t know why anyone would expect 4/5+ hours and that’s not what I expected to have when I bought one of their laptops. The battery in those laptops were not designed to last long, it’s there just in case.