Shuttle to offer limited edition Clash of the Titans desktops

Shuttle to offer limited edition Clash of the Titans desktops

Summary: Forget the gods being crazy: I might be a little nuts thinking Shuttle has an odd promotional tie-in with the upcoming remake of Clash of the Titans. It's releasing limited editions of its new J Series small-form-factor desktop and X50 V2 all-in-one PC with designs based on the movie.

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Forget the gods being crazy: I might be a little nuts thinking Shuttle has an odd promotional tie-in with the upcoming remake of Clash of the Titans. It's releasing limited editions of its new J Series small-form-factor desktop and X50 V2 all-in-one PC with designs based on the movie. The systems will be wrapped in a heroic-based skin and come pre-loaded with movies and wallpaper from the film, which will be opening on April 2 in 3D.

Beneath the (ancient Greek) Olympian-themed skin, the X50 V2 is based around the Intel "Pinetrail" Atom D510 dual-core CPU and GMA3150 integrated graphics. The first release features a 15.6-inch touchscreen, with multitouch support still to come. In contrast, the J Series is designed more for performance: While the entry-level SG41J1 supports last-generation Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors, the SH55J2 can handle new Core i3 and i5 CPUs, and the SX58J3 is able to pack the latest Core i7 processors and supports ATI CrossFireX and Nvidia SLI multiple graphics card solutions.

Personally, I wouldn't want any kind of special design on my PC, but I can see the appeal of limited-edition cases that are based on the buyer's favorite computer game. But the Clash of Titans videogame is a console-only release, so is there really a lot of pent-up anticipation for the movie that people will be expressing by buying one of these systems? Would you ever buy a new computer with a limited-edition design? Let us know what you think in the TalkBack section.

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  • Maybe...

    I guess it would depend on what the limited edition was for in this case my answer is no however if it was something that i found appealing then yes.
    MLHACK
  • They probably haven't thought past the movie.

    I think I've seen a Hannah Montana television with built-in DVD, retail. But it was a standard shape CRT, does that make sense?
    Robert Carnegie 2009
  • RE: Shuttle to offer limited edition Clash of the Titans desktops

    I'd only get a "limited-edition-super-special-ultra-
    cool-fudge-coated" fill-in-the-blank
    gadget/computer/whatever if it was something I was
    really excited about and knew 1. The coolness of
    whatever it's endorsing would last at least as long as
    the item, and 2. The quality of the manufacturer was
    well established. For example, I would happily shell
    out $6,000 for an EVE-Online themed Alienware notebook
    with all the fanciest options.



    The new Clash of the Titans, however, will be no more
    than a small footnote in the annals of entertainment
    history.
    aklyon@...