No, this doesn’t mean you can bring in your broken down PC and have it pimped to the max. Nor will you see this on an MTV episode. However, considering the luxury appearance of the computers in question, plus and the large amount of money required to get them, your chances of actually owning one is as close as getting featured on the hit TV show.
Tokyo Japan’s Zeus Computer has crafted a line of luxury desktops that bring a new definition to “over the top.” First on the menu is the “Jupiter” model, made of pure platinum. Next is the “Mars” model, molded in solid gold, according to Tokyo-based Pink Tentacle.
Respective prices of 80 million and 60 million yen–or $760,000 and $570,000. The specs, as if they really mattered include: a 3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of memory, a 1 TB hard drive, a 256MB GeForce graphics card, and a Blu-ray DVD drive.
I’m fairly sure that most people, even the ultra-rich can come up with a long list of things that you can spend nearly a million dollars on. More importantly, something you can feel more sensible about. Can you even think of a market for platinum and gold computers? I seriously doubt even Bill Gates has a computer like this.
Adding bling to gadgets isn’t new. Gold-plated iPods do exist, and Dolce & Gabbana released a Motorola RAZR version of their own . Given those examples, you could say that the arrival of pimped-out PCs was inevitable. And now, they’re really here.