PC tower with integrated monitor forgets that notebook computers exist

The Radius PC is a strange desktop workstation — it has a monitor built into the side of its computer case. You know, because a ginormous notebook equivalent simply doesn't have enough computing cred.

The Radius PC sports a 17-inch 1900 x 1200 display, supposedly ideal for "processing digital video workflows on-location at live events." Yeah, a high-end HP or MacBook Pro would probably be up to snuff for tasks like that.

On top of the integrated display, the Radius PC even has a padded handle to lug the bulky thing around. This entire rig is starting to sound like something made for a covert base station in the Amazon or something. So we got a built-in display and a handle — sounds like an old Apple iBook now.

Custom configurations are available, with choices of Intel Core i7, Intel Xeon, AMD Phenom II processors, up to 24GB of DDR3 RAM, up to nine 2.5-inch SATA hard drives, DVD drives and GPUs from either NVIDIA or AMD.

Here's the the million dollar question: why not just buy a crazy 17-inch notebook computer like the HP Envy 17 3D?

NextComputing, via Ubergizmo

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