The KFC console—aka KFConsole—is the quick meals rooster firm’s newest intelligent PR stunt and truthfully I feel it’s sort of wonderful. It’s a online game console made by Kentucky Fried Hen and can wonders by no means stop?
Revealed in December with a reasonably hilarious video (making enjoyable of this type of foolish tech gadget business) the KFConsole has already gained the hearts and minds of avid gamers all over the place, and with good cause: It’s, by far, the strangest online game console I’ve ever seen. It’s extra of a customized PC than a console, truly, however that’s neither right here nor there.
You say tomato I say fried rooster.
Listed here are 5 issues it’s essential know concerning the KFConsole:
1. It’s an actual system—however don’t anticipate many to be made.
Sure, sooner or later there would be the alternative to spend your hard-earned money on a KFConsole. This can be a gag, but it surely’s a sensible gag. The KFConsole is actual and finally, sometime actual avid gamers will play actual video games on it.
Sometime you would possibly even have a KFConsole at your desk or subsequent to your TV and when family and friends come over they are going to stare in awe at this unusual, magnificent machine and scratch their heads in puzzled surprise.
If, that’s, you will get one. I very a lot doubt we’ll see many produced and assembled. It’s exhausting sufficient to discover a mass-produced PS5 or Xbox Sequence X or RTX 3080 nowadays. I think it will likely be much more tough to seize a KFConsole. Solely the fortunate few will heat their rooster inside their laptop. Which leads us to…
2. It retains your rooster good and toasty.
The KFConsole has one thing that no different PC or online game system has: A fried rooster warming chamber contained in the chassis. Sure, you may play some Cyberpunk 2077 or some Name Of Obligation: Black Ops Chilly Conflict whereas retaining your greasy, crumbly rooster heat simply inches away.
The warmth generated by the KFConsole truly funnels into the chamber to maintain the rooster heat, so the extra you push your rig to its limits, the hotter your dinner stays. Pair it with some Monster Vitality drinks (amirite Hideo Kojima?) and also you’re set.
This feels like a foul thought, thoughts you. It’s hardly ever a great factor to maintain meals inside your laptop, particularly greasy meals, although I suppose if the chamber is designed simply so it gained’t matter an excessive amount of.
3. It’s truly a really beefy “console.”
Sure, I discovered a method to describe a KFC product as “beefy.” I’m fairly positive which means I win the web.
And sure, I put “console” in scare quotes. Why?
As a result of it’s not a console. It’s a customized PC with some very spectacular specs, together with:
- a customized Cooler Grasp NC100 chassis
- an Intel Core i9-9980HK CPU housed in an Intel Nuc 9 Excessive Compute Factor
- 2 PCIe NVMEe Seagate CarraCuda 1TB SSDs
- A hot-swappable GPU (an Asus RTX card although we don’t know which one, and it may be swapped out for upgrades down the highway)
- VR-ready, Ray-Tracing prepared, as much as 240fps and 4k fps
All of which is, on paper at the least, extra spectacular spec-wise than the PS5 or Xbox Sequence X minus the customized SSD tech, the PS5’s DualSense controller and superior sound design and so forth.
4. Don’t fear, KFC isn’t the corporate truly making the KFConsole.
KFC has partnered with Cooler Grasp to design and produce the KFConsole. Cooler Grasp is likely one of the greater names within the customized PC enterprise, a producer of full programs, laptop instances and so forth.
Cooler Grasp’s mod crew, helmed by Swedish modder “Timpelay” is dealing with the design. That is excellent news for anybody apprehensive concerning the high quality of the KFConsole. This can be, undoubtedly, one of many nicest consoles ever made. Simply additionally with a rooster hotter.
5. It’s going to value some huge cash.
Typically we simply must acknowledge that there are details—essential details!—that we merely don’t know but. As an illustration, we don’t have a price-tag for the KFConsole, although we should always anticipate it to value effectively over $1,000 primarily based on elements alone, and probably fairly a bit extra given this isn’t a mass-produced system. I’d wager on one thing nearer to the $2000 vary, interesting solely to collectors.
We additionally don’t know when the KFConsole is ready to launch, however we hope that when it does it’s, er, finger-lickin’ good. Or one thing.
Should you do get your fingers on one, simply you should definitely wash them in-between snacking.