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Hip-e All-In-One PC 413

Posted by michael
from the long-haired dept.
stallard writes "Yahoo! News reports this story: 'In November, Digital Lifestyles Group Inc. plans to ship the hip-e, a new Windows-based PC inspired by the iMac, specifically designed to cater to teenagers. It was Chairman and CEO Kent Savage's own experience after his son asked him for an iMac that led to the new all-in-one system's creation.'"
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Hip-e All-In-One PC

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  • target (Score:3, Interesting)

    by sonatinas (308999) on Saturday October 16, 2004 @02:20PM (#10545400) Journal
    This computer seems to fit the Target color scheme in their stores: lime,pink, etc.

  • by GrandCow (229565) on Saturday October 16, 2004 @02:28PM (#10545471)
    Without looking at other companies to see if they have something similar, I can remember selling sleek all-in-ones when I worked at Gateway 4 or 5 years ago. They were called the Profile, and are still on sale now.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 16, 2004 @02:32PM (#10545499)
    Seeing as though the Intel Pentium-M processors only go up to 2.0 GHz, this is a computer that we could probably even compare MHz for MHz against the iMac. At $1699 (a very specific price given the un-specific specifications) you're paying $200 more than a 1.8GHz G5 iMac with DVD burner (the hip-e only includeds a DVD-ROM/CD-RW) and $400 more than a 1.6GHz iMac with DVD-ROM/CD-RW.

    I also find it comical that they think they are coming out with a phone soon. They really think big!
  • by immel (699491) on Saturday October 16, 2004 @03:24PM (#10545780)
    "...the way they have made it makes it look as if it was targeted towards 10 year olds and tweens."

    Excellent observation. That might be kinda the whole point. They might be marketing it to tweens on the premise that the 10-12 year olds "think" it's what the older, cooler kids are using. On some level, little kids look up to teens because while teens command a similar kind of respect as adults do, their way of wielding authority is completely different. This makes them cool.

    I have seen this kind of marketing before in dolls and clothes that no self-respecting teen would have but that "seem" to be directed at teens.
  • comes with an "ipod" (Score:3, Interesting)

    by chocolatetrumpet (73058) <<moc.treblifnahtanoj> <ta> <todhsals>> on Saturday October 16, 2004 @03:29PM (#10545798) Homepage Journal
    There are actually ports on the keyboard for a portable music player and cell phone (those things you see sticking up out of the keyboard, one on each side).

    Check out the "demo" video on the site - at the end the girl pops both devices into her pockets, like some sort of gun slinger... ooooooh cool (for a 6 year old).
  • by sootman (158191) on Saturday October 16, 2004 @04:52PM (#10546319) Homepage Journal
    'Perhaps this is the point entirely. It's possible that they looked at the Mac and thought, "hey, these guys are selling stuff based on nothing more than cool factor, so let's design something that looks hip and cash in on the market."'

    Too bad they were too stupid to know about all the other POSs that came out and attempted to cash in on a) the iMac's success (hey! we'll make it cute!) or b) other themed crap. Rmember Mattel's barbie/hotwheels PCs? Or that little grey lump of shit Dell made a couple years back? Looked like a big half tube or something. Too lazy to dig that up.

    Hell, the Gateway Profile probably has better bang for the buck and looks pretty similar, plus it's mroe established (been around for years) and comes from a company you've heard of.

    And a trackpad on a desktop machine? On purpose? Please.

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