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@redpillschool Yeah, price dropped, not sure what exactly is happening. Surely they are not about to drop the RP2+? All the other handhelds (especially Anbernic devices) drop in price once they stop making them and want to get rid of the old stock to force people to pay for the newer higher priced device. At least this is how it played out the last few years.
@redpillschool Yeah it was $100 + $20-30 in shipping from China, then Amazon price was $150 so it was around $20 markup from what most people paid in the unit and shipping. The fact Amazon is cheaper than what most people paid originally shipping from China means something.
@redpillschool The Retroid Pocket 2+ dropped in price on Amazon. It's $127.49 with free 2-day shipping and the guarantee to return/replace for any reason within 30 days (https://trp.red/t/pye). Curious if this is partially fallout from the debacle with Taki and the various QC issues they have been having with the RP3. Timing hints some loss of reputation and Retroid is either getting ahead of it or trying to patch it up. Even the reddit fanboys are coming up with "solutions" to problems like unplugged parts of the device that should not happen from the factory so I think plenty is going wrong looking in from a distance.
@redpillschool Yeah, they make PSU's and high-priced mobo's. They recently went from Intel-only to also making AMD motherboards once AMD took the performance mantle from Intel, so hopefully the door is open for AMD GPU's. I remember when XFX switched over from Nvidia to AMD GPU's, but back then it was a tad of a mistake because AMD GPU's were nowhere near good enough to be seriously considered except for brand fanboys.
@redpillschool power supplies, but they also used to make motherboards (which I'm told were very nice) and they just recently released another one, so they are probably planning to go that direction. They'll probably let things settle down for a bit, then start making either AMD or Intel cards. Intel would probably throw a ton of money at them just to have a "premium" manufacturer of their GPUs.
@redpillschool @destraht Most of my life was all EVGA cards. This is sad news, but apparently Nvidia has been disgusting to them and they got tired of it. Shocking to say the least considering GPU's were the majority of their business income. I hope they go AMD, with the 4000 series looking to suck up as much electricity as a space heater and my 3060Ti noticeable heating my room up this past summer I cannot stick to Team Green anymore myself. The treatment of gamers during the shortage and apparently the treatment of board partners is also enough to turn me away.