The $55,000 PC, I kid you not.

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  1. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    Notice the amount of scribbled notes pointing out features that would never amount $55,000. Looks intense though.

    I guess you could pay more for a PC that you can hide or just get a Mac that looks good on display.
     
  2. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    I wouldn't pay $55 for a PC, much less $55,000. The only thing that desk would be useful for in my house would be as a table to rest my iBook on. :D

    Daniel
     
  3. maya macrumors 68040

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    ROTF. Ditto. :)
     
  4. quackattack macrumors 6502a

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    LOL, after $55,000 I think you could go with the Powerbook.
     
  5. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    Is it just me or does the drawing not match the picture at all?
     
  6. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    I could see someone getting that, putting their iBook on it, and then having that 42" Plasma (15"LCD) screen pop up and launch the sucker.
     
  7. zarathustra macrumors 6502a

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    Its kind of funny that the day Apple releases the $499 Mac, we hear about the $55,000 PC. Who's snobby now?
     
  8. wnameth macrumors 65816

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    this is ridiculous, with less than an 8th of that money you could get an amazing mac with a 30" wide screen. and that ugly dresser looks stupid!!!

    GO MAC OR GO HOME!!!
     
  9. Sabbath macrumors 6502a

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    I read about this on the register last week but I thought it would look a hell of a lot better than that. It's just a cheap screen and nasty looking keyboard mounted in an expensive dresser. Surely they could machine up some nice looking PC parts maybe surround the screen in wood rather than plastic and find or produce a really nice keyboard. Maybe that is just a quick prototype and the real version will be a lot better, I sure hope for their sake it is.
     
  10. Apple Hobo macrumors 6502a

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    But it's running Winblows. You wouldn't buy a Rolls Royce with a Yugo engine, would you?
     
  11. hcuar macrumors 65816

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    NO... that's the price of the G5 PB after all the R&D going into it to make a G5 not melt the aluminum. :eek:
     
  12. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

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    Yea... 42" plasma screen? Definitely not in that pic... :confused:
     
  13. Lugonn macrumors newbie

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    They're definitely overcharging for the computer.

    But hand crafted high-end furniture *start* at $30k so its not too outrageous.
     
  14. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    The thing is, if you have that much money to spend, why worry about where you put your computer. Have your nice den/living room and then set up another room just for a computer - silly.....

    I'd love to see a list of people who have bought one :p

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  15. gman71882 macrumors 6502

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    Even that much for a PC doesnt look Good

    Notice that even after spending that much on a PC/Desk, the Owner still wants to hide it in a desk so no one can see it, hmm there must be a reason fer that! -G :confused:
     
  16. neut macrumors 68000

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    so how do you go about upgrading this stupid thing?

    where do i plug anything in?

    *****
    i'd just take this ... **** the desk:

    Xserve G5 Dual 2.3GHz
    Part Number: Z0BH
    PCI video card (upper slot)
    Mac OS X Server, Unlimited License
    Accessory kit
    8GB DDR400 ECC SDRAM - 8x1GB
    1200GB ADM (3x400GB Serial ATA)
    Fibre Channel PCI-X card - (lower slot)
    Dual 2.3GHz PowerPC G5
    SuperDrive (CD-RW/DVD-R)
    Estimated Ship: 5-7 business days
    Remove $10,849.00 $10,849.00
    Mac OS X Server Maintenance 36 Mths Unl. Client (Single Server), price per server
    Part Number: D2336Z/A
    Estimated Ship: Same business day
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    AppleCare Service Parts Kit for Xserve G5
    Part Number: M9463G/B
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    AppleCare Premium Service and Support for Xserve
    Part Number: M8830LL/C
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    Xserve RAID (14x400GB)
    Part Number: M9723LL/A
    5600GB ADM (14x400GB Ultra ATA)
    Accessory Kit
    Estimated Ship: 3-5 business days
    Remove $12,999.00 $12,999.00
    PowerBook 17" 1.5GHz
    Part Number: Z0AF
    1.5GHz PowerPC G4 with 128MB Graphics Memory
    80GB Ultra ATA drive @ 5400rpm
    SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
    AirPort Extreme Card
    2GB DDR333 SDRAM - 2 SO-DIMMs
    Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
    Estimated Ship: 1-3 business days
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    APP for PowerBook (w/ or w/o display) - Enrollment Kit
    Part Number: M8853LL/A
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    Apple Cinema HD Display (23" flat panel)
    Part Number: M9178LL/A
    Estimated Ship: Same business day
    Remove $1,799.00 $1,799.00
    Power Mac G5 Dual 2.5GHz
    Part Number: Z0AC
    56k V.92 modem
    PCI-X Gigabit Ethernet Card
    2x250GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm
    8GB DDR400 SDRAM (PC3200) - 8x1GB
    AirPort Extreme Card
    Mac OS X - U.S. English
    Bluetooth Module
    Accessory kit
    8x SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL
    Apple Keyboard & Apple Mouse - U.S. English
    Dual 2.5GHz PowerPC G5
    Fibre Channel PCI-X Card (w/SFP-SFP cable)
    Estimated Ship: 1-2 weeks
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    Apple Cinema HD Display (30" flat panel) x2
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    Part Number: M8850LL/A
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    AirPort Express Base Station with AirTunes
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    2 30" displays a 23" and a 17" PB dual 2.5 G5 and both top end XServe and XRAIDs all with all options and it's still not $55,000!

    Cart Subtotal: $47,922.00
     
  17. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    1. You don't

    2. Wanna buy me that? Its cheap(er) than that desk/pc thing.... ;)
     
  18. wdlove macrumors P6

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    That is certainly an impressive looking setup. I like the natural wood look, so I'm impressed by the desk. Still for his $55,000, it's only a PC.
     
  19. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    Who said anything about aluminum, i hear NASA is developing a variant of the tiles used on the space shuttle to dissapate the heat, j/k :p
     
  20. Paul.uk macrumors newbie

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    2 30" displays a 23" and a 17" PB dual 2.5 G5 and both top end XServe and XRAIDs all with all options and it's still not $55,000!

    I dont care what anyone says, the 30" display, wait, 2 displays and a dual 2.5 g5 totally owns that lump of **** in terms of looks, oh and performance, add the 17" powerbook to put the icing on the cake, makes any desk look amazing..... even on a toughend cardboard box.....eheh :rolleyes:
     
  21. iArtificialLife macrumors member

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    i thought crapdows would be a little too primitive for the Amish


    Learn something new everyday............
     
  22. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    just..., well..., looks cheap

    I've seen the TFT monitors in Harrods finished in wood and they don't look right.

    Just dosn't.

    At all.

    Not in the least.

    Wrong.

    Really.

    Wrong.
     
  23. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Why not just buy a laptop and hide it in a drawer afterwards? :p

    Oh wait, why do I keep on making sense when we're talking about people who have enough money to pay over $50k on a Windows computer?

    Hell, rather than paying that much money on a computer, I'd say it makes more sense to buy a cheap Dell, use it once, and instead of hiding it after use, just throw it away. Order 3 or 4 each week, and you won't even have time to experience a virus OR a crash. ;)
     
  24. ForrestMac macrumors newbie

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    This is what about $55,000 at the Mac store will buy.

    I made a huge list of about anything I could think of that I would ever want from the Mac store. It has just about everything. All the computers are maxed out with Ram and hard drive space. Dual 30" LCD moniters. The best maxed out Power book. X-serve Raid. You name it.

    No way I'd drop that much $$ on a silly Windblows machine stuck in a piece of furniture. My list added up to a mere $53,000 from the Mac store.. Now I ask.. what is the better deal?
     

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