In 2012, Razer came to CES with a conceptual gaming tablet that the company called Project Fiona which evolved into Razer Edge once the company came to CES 2013. For this year’s CES, Razer once again showed up at Las Vegas with another radical conceptual product in the form of Project Christine.
Essentially, Razer’s Project Christine is a modular PC which means each major components in the system are separated into modules. Thanks to its plug-and-play nature, this allow users to add and remove components from the PC easily without the need to use any tools or managing messy cables. Apart from utilizing PCI-Express architecture for the system’s backbone, Razer also envisioned the modules to have active liquid cooling and noise cancelation capabilities as well.
The system also features a LED touchscreen display as its control centre and support quad SLI graphics cards setup as well as solid state drive and RAID 5 hard drive array. However, the Project Christine does not have any release date or price tag at the moment as it is currently just a conceptual system.
Truth to be told, modular PC design is nothing new. Several companies have visited the idea previously such as ASUS with its shelf-like system in 2006 as well as the Level 10 PC case by BMW DesignworksUSA and Thermaltake in 2010. Then again, if Razer is able to get Project Fiona off the ground then they might be able to do the same thing for Project Christine as well.
I do wonder how much this system will eventually cost though. To see more, check out the system at www.razerzone.com/christine.