The thing is with consoles becoming more PC like, there is potential for a "PC" offering in the living room for your HDTV that people would actually buy. Ditch the 21" LCD, keep the TB drive, get the price to around $299, and have some hooks to steam / gog / netflix for getting media over the net easily with a simplifed front end interface. Standardized PC hardware that devs could get for testing could make for something that's likely to avoid headaches that come with the numerous hardware combinations. Of course, the cost of Vista itself blows up the price, but with hard drives / memory getting so cheap and content over the net, this is getting more and more feasible.
This comment was edited on Jan 5, 2009, 12:06.