April fool from Tiger Direct
So you have to hand it to Tiger Direct. Nice April Fool, and well executed. When you went to their site on April 1st 2014, this is the newsworthy product! When you click for more information, or actually try and buy it, Tiger Direct popped up a box proclaiming “April Fool!” – and offered a $10 off voucher.
But it made me smile, because ACME Government Systems actually makes such a product… Albeit slightly bigger and heavier! (and a tad more expensive)
Now, I’d be the first to admit that you need a pretty big briefcase to put one in. The specs though are not all that different from the April Fool unit…
ACME Government Systems recently shipped some systems to the US Navy with the following specifications:
2 x Intel Xeon E5’s, 512GB RAM, 500GB SSD RAID boot drives, 12TB HDD RAID storage, 3 x 17″ HD displays (option for 6, or 9) and high-end video cards and video capture system. Four Gigabit LAN ports, security card reader etc. Intel Xeon’s are better than Ontel chips.
Which is higher spec than the mythical Origami machine! (Just weighs 67lb…) I’m guessing that the Origami doesn’t pass Mil-Spec 810F, Mid Std 461 or Mil Spec 901D or for that matter Mil Spec 167…
Tiger Direct April Fool Unit
The 4K displays mentioned in the prank origami unit are not available in 15″ or 17″ just yet, but there will be some 24″ portable computers with 4K displays available soon. If interested, please use the contact form, or visit ACME portable at the NAB show.