Originally Posted by -=DVS=-
Interesting idea , with wrong people and hardware
Also looked at they site so called better version of Phantom got spec similar to Xbox , its already outdated for current games not to mention future
* AMD® Athlon™ XP 2500+ central processing unit (CPU)
* NVIDIA® GeForce™ FX 5700 Ultra graphics processing unit (GPU)
* NVIDIA nForce™2 Ultra 400 platform processor
* 256 MB RAM
* 40 GB local content cache
* Microsoft Windows XP® Embedded Operating System
* Dynamic, personalized user interfaces customizable for age, gender or technical expertise
* Lapboard, mouse and game pad included
* HDTV and Dolby® Digital 5.1 compatible
* Works with any consumer-standard broadband Internet Service Provider (ISP): DSL or faster
Actually that one isnt all that bad. Its a LOT more powerfull than the XBox.
The XBox only has a 733Mhz Pentium 3, a Geforce 3.5, 64Mbs of SHARED memory and I think a 10Gb hard drive.
If they can sell what you just posted for $200 (as they planned before), that wont be bad at all. Hook up a CD-ROM, format the hard drive and use it as a normal computer for a fraction of the cost.
As a console though, it doesnt make a lot of sense. They could make a LOT more money if they just marketed it as some sort of beginner's computer\console hybrid.
The whole monthly fee\no CDROM idea seems like a very risky move... and has SCAM written all over it. If the service actually got off the ground, they would probably have 1 game for 3 months, then one more for another 6 then it would be out dated and people would have to buy a new one.