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http://www.anandtech.com/show/6752/ibuypower-revolt-system-review-closing-the-boutique-and-opening-the-store/5
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At CES 2013, the PC boutique iBuyPower announced a product that's in many ways much more than the sum of its parts. They announced the Revolt, a small form factor gaming PC that's riding the same wave of small gaming PCs that includes Alienware's X51, DigitalStorm's Bolt, and the review pending Steiger Dynamics LEET. These products are essentially about the move of PC gaming into the living room, something arguably predicated by the continued miniaturization of PC hardware, a very mature gaming platform that's had time to sand off its harsh edges just as gaming consoles continue to develop more and more of their own, and the convergence of games for all three main gaming platforms.

The iBuyPower Revolt isn't just another indicator of a sea change in gaming and an upswing in interest in PC gaming, though. What iBuyPower has done with the Revolt is create a PC product that is almost wholly their own, from the chassis to—and this part is crucial—the motherboard. That makes the Revolt notable both in terms of how it falls into the larger PC gaming landscape, but also in how it establishes iBuyPower not as a boutique, but as a legitimate vendor with the potential to compete with heavyweights like Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer, ASUS, and Toshiba. That means that more than just balance sheets hinge on the Revolt's success; to an extent, iBuyPower's very nature in the market hinges upon it. The question becomes: can the Revolt possibly live up to expectations?
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Uh, no. Lol
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I thought there was an actual revolt upon first glance of the title.
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Anything by ibuypower = instant crap.
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post #5 of 47
They call it a "Revolt" lachen.gif
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I feel sorry for anyone who picks up a pre-configured system; horrible power supplies most of the time.
 
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post #7 of 47
I thought you guys were being harsh, till I saw the product.

Nobody* is going to want to have to look at that.





*not a lot of people
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post #8 of 47
I'm excited to see their review of the Steiger Dynamics LEET. That is one hell of a custom PC they've put together.

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Originally Posted by mikeyzelda View Post

They call it a "Revolt" lachen.gif

Marketeers need to realize that using strong words doesn't lead to strong marketing. It leads to the weakening of the words.
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I thought there was an actual revolt upon first glance of the title.

Lol my thoughts exactly.
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