Great PCAs someone who is willing to spend extra bucks on a well-made, top-of-the-line gaming PC, I can appreciate the workmanship and awe-factor of the HP Blackbird 02 DE LCi. If money wasn't an issue, I would buy one.
But money is an issue for most of us and I was able to get a very comparable gaming PC for about $3000. I'm not sure a $3000 premium is worth it for the aesthetics of the Blackbird case and the quality of the construction. But even with the price tag, the Blackbird 02 is one of the best PCs I have had the pleasure of cracking open and reviewing.
Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.