Hardcore Computer + "several million" = launch soon
Looking for a gift for that way serious video gamer on your Christmas list?
Here's part of piece that I have about Hardcore Computer Inc. for Tuesday's issue.
Before the holidays hit, Rochester makers of a “cool” computer hope to heat up the market.
Hardcore Computer, founded by Chad Attlesey, Daren Klum and Scott Littman, is in the final stages of development, says CEO Al Berning. Hardcore is creating a powerful liquid-cooled desktop computer to better handle the demand of computer games and graphics-intense design.
“When we started, we said our objective was to be on the market by 2008. That has not changed,” says Berning, a well-known local executive who has worked for IBM and helped found Pemstar Electronics. “We’ll be out before the holidays.”
The new computer, designed by Attlesey and Klum, is described as producing a lot more computing power by keeping the machine from heating up. A Hardcore computer will cost between $4,000 to $6,000.
Helping Hardcore with this last push before launching is “several million” from a recent round of private financing, says Berning.