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Razer Made PCs Cool, Not Profitable

The hip startup's business model just isn't quite sharp enough.
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When Min-Liang Tan took the stage at the RISE technology conference in Hong Kong last year, his speech was one of the most popular events that week.

After the founder of PC hardware maker Razer Inc. asked how many in the audience were actually gamers, the response was revealing. "Not too many," he noted. "I believe this number will rise."