Konami Launches A Line Of Gaming PCs

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Besides developing video games, Konami has long making arcade, pachinko, and other amusement hardware. Now, add gaming PCs to that list.

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The PC gaming brand is called Arespear and features the tagline, “Advanced revolution of esports.” The name is from Greek mythology, combining “Ares” with the word “spear.” Currently there are three entries in the line up: the Arespear C700+ for 338,800 yen ($3,228), Arespear C700 for 316,800 yen ($3,018), and the Arespear C300 for 184,800 yen ($1,760.94).

Here are the specs for each PC:

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Arespear C700+

PC case lighting

PC case window panel

High-quality sound ability

Windows 10 Home 64bit OS

Water-cooled CPU

Intel Core i7 9700 processor

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super graphics card

16GB (8GB × 2) DDR4-2666 memory

512GB (PCIe NVMe /M.2) SSD

1TB (SATA) HDD

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Arespear C700

Windows 10 Home 64bit OS

Water-cooled CPU

High-quality sound ability

Intel Core i7 9700 processor

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super graphics card

16GB (8GB × 2) DDR4-2666 memory

512GB (PCIe NVMe /M.2) SSD

1TB (SATA) HDD

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Arespear C300

Windows 10 Home 64bit OS

High-quality sound ability

Intel Core i7 9400F processor

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card

8GB (8GB × 1) DDR4 2666 memory

512GB (PCIe NVMe /M.2) SSD

As seen on Japanese site My Game News Flash, the reaction to these gaming PCs regarding both the specs and the price has not been good, with the case design also being called “not cool” and these gaming PCs being labeled “garbage.” Yikes!

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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ClenchMask

These are massively overpriced, even by most pre-built system standards.