The titleâ€™s a bit of a misnomer. MTV & Xzibit have nothing to do with this and it isnâ€™t about bringing in your old PC so you can have it customized. However, considering the appearance of the computers in question and the amount of money involved to get them, your chances of actually owning one is as close as getting featured on the TV show.
Japan’s Tokyo’s Zeus Computer has crafted a line of luxury desktops that bring a new definition to “over the top.” On the menu are the “Jupiter” model made of pure platinum and the “Mars” molded in solid gold, according to Tokyo-based Pink Tentacle, at the respective prices of 80 million and 60 million yen–or $760,000 and $570,000. The specs (as if they mattered), include a 3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of memory, a 1TB hard drive, a 256MB GeForce graphics card, and a Blu-ray DVD drive.
We’re pretty sure that you can come up with a list of things that you can spend nearly a million dollars on and feel more sensible about it. Do you know of a market for platinum and gold computers? I donâ€™t think even Bill Gates has a computer like this.
Adding bling to gadgets isnâ€™t new: gold-plated iPods do exist. Also, Dolce & Gabbana released a Motorola RAZR version of their own (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2253968&CatId=1809), creating a redundancy of sorts by turning a fashion phone into something even more fashionable. Given those examples, you could say that the arrival of pimped-out PCs was inevitable.
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