Desktop computers are the big boys of the computer market. A laptop can do quite a bit these days but everyone knows that if you want to get some serious work or play done, you have to use a desktop. All in ones are becoming more popular, there is even the Dell XPS 18 that doubles as a tablet and as a desktop. However, the problem with all computers is that they get outdated and the average computer user doesn’t know how to upgrade their computer to keep with the times without buying a completely new computer. The upgrading process is cheaper but is more difficult and less glamorous than buying a new computer plus you might void a warranty which leaves you with a bigger problem than when you started. Razer has a new lady that might just be the solution and her name is Christine.
The Future Looks Modular
The Razer Project Christine is not the first attempt at a modular computer but it is certainly the most beautiful rendition in recent memory. The idea behind a modular computer is simple to imagine but difficult to execute. All you need is a rack, a main computer core, and a bunch of slots to plug in new pieces with the possibility of adding another rack for even more modules. The difficulty is making all the piece work together properly in a cohesive fashion while also preventing overheating and making the pieces easy to move around. Project Christine promises all of these problems will be solved. Razer has a track record of listening to their customers so I’m sure they’ve thought of everything as they continue to refine Project Christine for its market release.
It starts with the rack. Razer has designed a slick looking rack that doesn’t scream computer nerd when you look at it. It looks like a proper future computer with the sleek design and stark contrast between black and neon green. The next step are the modules. Each module has the same connecting surface so they will always take up the same amount of vertical space. The main computer core does take up two slots which makes sense as the computer core is the most important part of the computer. The modules are self sealed and have liquid cooling and active noise reduction so you can overclock your computer with risking the voiding of the warranty.
Wait For Her, She’ll Be Worth It
The Razer Project Christine has no scheduled market release at this point as it is still in a prototype stage but Razer has a history of following through on its promises as it did with the Razer Edge. So no timeline, no base price, why should you wait? Because this is the best visualization of a modular computer to date and promises an easier and more efficient future of owning a desktop. I’ll be watching and waiting.