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    The form factor is why this thing is cool though

    What’s cool about spending ridiculous amounts of money on needlessly small products?

    I know a handful of tournament organizers who love how much better these things have gotten

    Like Minesweeper tournaments?

    Also, this is using about a tenth of the energy that your ATX build will likely use.

    Because it’s doing a tenth as much work.

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      Why do you carry a smartphone around? Surely you could get more computing power per dollar if you just carried an ATX board around with you.

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        Uhhhh because it would be too big to fit in my pocket and it doesn’t have a display, and because it doesn’t do the things a smartphone does? 🤷

        You don’t seem to understand that this is not a mobile device. It’s not a laptop. It doesn’t have peripherals or a display or anything…

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      responding to edits:

      What’s cool about spending ridiculous amounts of money on needlessly small products?

      $550 is ridiculous? You’re not getting much more power in an ATX build if you’re only filling a 1080p display anyway.

      Like Minesweeper tournaments?

      Skullgirls, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, basically anything retro and emulated, Puyo Puyo. Take your pick. This thing can run Street Fighter 6, and let me tell you how many problems there are with running it on a PS5, even if it outputs a better image…Sony really made things harder for everyone.

      Because it’s doing a tenth as much work.

      Exactly! Now you’re getting it!

      And also, most game-playing time worldwide is spent on games that are over ten years old and don’t need a lot of power. If you want the form factor more than power that you don’t need, you may as well lower your energy bill and the amount of space this thing takes up in your home.

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        You’re not getting much more power in an ATX build if you’re only filling a 1080p display anyway.

        Absolutely not correct.

        Skullgirls, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R…

        All of which you can run on an ATX…?

        And also, most game-playing time worldwide is spent on games that are over ten years old and don’t need a lot of power.

        I don’t think you’re getting it. If that’s what you want you can get a Steam Deck for $350 that does that, only it’s portable and has a display and controllers…Same goes for a laptop. Or you could just buy an ATX that can also run more demanding games. This is not complicated. There are a plethora of better alternatives.

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          Absolutely not correct.

          Feel free to price out the build that beats these things by a wide margin.

          All of which you can run on an ATX…?

          Try carrying around a dozen ATX machines while I carry around a dozen of these. You’ll see why TOs prefer the smaller, lighter machine.

          This is not complicated.

          It sure isn’t.