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Interview: Chris Morley on Maingear's Shift PC
|Product:||Q & A with Maingaer's Chris Morley|
|Date:||Wed, Nov 04, 2009 - 01:00 AM|
|Written By:||Joe Evans -|
The Conclusion of the Interview
Tell you what. Take a look at the new Alienware Aurora, the Acer Predator, and the Asus gaming desktop. We think the SHIFT speaks for itself.
What part of Maingear’s changes are you most excited about?
I guess it's a lot of little things. The website is awesome. We're doing a better job of talking about the details. Better product pages. More pictures and better pictures. We've spent a whole page talking about the features of Windows 7. We've added error-correction to our configurators so our customers are mis-configuring systems. We've expanded our operations and have added some wonderful talent and wonderful people. We're coming closer together as a team and we're confident in our strategy and where we're going. Our future goals are clear and we're all on the same page as to how we want to get there.
What do you see upcoming in the boutique PC market?
I know what we're doing but please don't take offense if I don't share those plans with you at this time.
Are there any plans to expand the Shift product lineup to include AMD processors?
Yes. AMD is an important partner to us and we're always looking at the best way to integrate their technologies.
Can we expect more big announcements from Maingear 2010?
Yes. Bet on it.
I notice you have a personal blog, a Facebook page, and Maingear has recently held a contest for followers on Twitter. What kind of an impact has the proliferation of social networking had on the success of the company?
I have actually begun to see people put down as their referral "Facebook" or "Twitter" - so while it's not a sizeable amount, we do see it making an impact. It's always good to share with your customers and your fans. It's more personable. And we get a lot of great feedback and meet a lot of people that way. Plus, Wallace Santos (the CEO of Maingear and in the Photo Above) and I love this stuff so that's why we have blogs. Me, I can't shut up about it, which is sometimes a bad thing. @maingear @chrismorley
Where do you see Maingear in 5-10 years?
We'll be the ones making commercials poking fun of Apple.
Any parting words for our readers?
Hey guys, I know most of you build your own computers. I used to write for a tech enthusiast website and I've known Nate for years. You guys do great work and it was the enthusiast community that nurtured my love for technology and helped me get into this business over a decade ago. We appreciate your feedback. We know that you're not likely to directly purchase a PC from us. But we hope that you recognize us as a company that delivers a quality product and then stands by it. So next time you're too busy to build a computer for a friend or family member, we hope that we've impressed you enough to recommend us to them as a place that will take care of them. We'd be honored.
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