After unveiling their Ivy Bridge-equipped Project Fiona tablet at CES 2012, Razer has hit out at rival PC hardware manufacturers, claiming that most tech companies have "stopped innovating and taking risks." With the state of the market currently a major talking point - some claim that it's dying out whereas others contend that this incredibly long console generation has encouraged many gamers to switch to PC - could the lack of innovation be holding the PC back? Full quotes after the break.
Speaking to Kotaku at CES, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan states that he's "sick" of hardware manufacturers refusing to take creative risks, and that Razer are the only company willing to fight for innovation.
The PC giants have stopped innovating and we’ve been left carrying a very small flag. I’m sick and tired of it. I wish they would do something about it. I wish we could do something together.
Even as these companies continue to shy away from what we do I have their CEO’s coming up to me and saying, ‘Man you guys have got some balls.’ We were just given 50 million dollars for research and development, so we’re clearly not alone in our fight to bring innovation to this industry.
When asked whether Razer would welcome competition to Project Fiona and other projects, Tan responded that 'it doesn’t matter," because they'll "do it better."
What say you, PC gamers? Is the PC market stagnating and falling back on age-old standards when it should be continually looking forward? Or is Razer full of hot air? Have your say in the comments.