Pandora to cost $500

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  1. Another World
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    [​IMG] Pandora to cost $500
    Private Page Reveals a Truth?
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    The Pandora may cost $499.99 after pre-orders have ended. The "private page" discovered by a secret ninja spy reveals an order form for parts and a much more expensive Pandora system. There is no information linking to a justification for the raised cost and the page itself may just be a test page with dummy information. We are asking, is the Pandora worth $500 USD? Contribute to the discussion and let us know your thoughts.



    [​IMG] Pandoraprivate.html
     


  2. soulx

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    The Pandora is not worth $500.
    I could purchase a decent laptop that does everything the Pandora does for $500.
     
  3. purplesludge

    purplesludge anyone have any ideas for this space

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  4. raulpica

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    Seriously? I wasn't thinking of getting one at $300, I can't certainly see me buying one for $500, since the hardware is also starting to get old...

    I guess I'll pass on the Pandora. That's a shame, since the controls were really good for almost every emulator out there, and the keyboard was a must-have for textual games or computer emulators.

    Oh well, I hope a (cheaper) similiar project will surface in the future [​IMG]
     
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    Surely that's the final nail in the coffin of the Pandora Project?
     
  6. lordrand11

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    hmmm, whatever they need to increase they're production rate. they are creating a fully pocket-sized laptop.
     
  7. Another World
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    thanks for that link.

    so basically they are looking for a reason to ask the community for a $200 donation per item because they didn't understand how difficult it would be to build a new system from the ground up. honestly, $500 is a bit much for what the pandora is and what it can do. asking for an extra $50 is more reasonable. i know people that waited almost a year to get their pandora, i don't think speeding up production is a valid excuse. it sounds like they are using production speed as another reason for asking for a bump in the price. the question is, will they just bump the price for 7 day orders or will the future of the pandora (batch 3) be $500. or is this all a scare to get a bunch of $350 pre-orders placed.

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  8. ThatDudeWithTheFood

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    What does the pandora do besides emulators?
     
  9. KingVamp

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    Nope especially with 3DS and PSP2 is coming out. [​IMG]
     
  10. JinTrigger

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    I'm pissed....the $300 price tag was a bit much....but now its a definite no
     
  11. naruses

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    I thought that Pandora was released along time ago, wasn't it? [​IMG]
     
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  13. ChuckBartowski

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    Honestly, the pandora has been outdated before it has even been released.
     
  14. RiderLeangle

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    Is it bad I thought they had just given up on this and just let it disappear... vaporware is the term isn't it?
     
  15. Lily

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    Apparently they aren't taking pre-orders any more at all.
     
  16. Stevetry

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    Not worth is one singe penny 150 would have been a better price
     
  17. Another World
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    its a matter of opinion. my first system was the atari 2600, so the pandora plays just about anything i want. i honestly don't care for the style of games released after the ps1. the pandora is a perfect fit for someone like me.

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    I agree. It does everything I would want it to do but I just couldn't justify spending $500 on it.
     
  19. ChrisRX

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    You could find a laptop that fits in your pocket with keyboard and gaming controls and a 14 hour battery life for $500? If you know of one then please share!
     
  20. ChuckBartowski

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    Well if it was cheaper i would agree. But 500 dollars for just emulation, that you could do on say, any android phone or iphone or Dingoo or W/E is just wrong.