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

Xtremehkr

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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.
 

dsharits

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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
 

quackattack

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dsharits said:
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
LOL, after $55,000 I think you could go with the Powerbook.
 

jimsowden

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Sep 6, 2003
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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.
 

wnameth

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Nov 18, 2004
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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!!!
 

Sabbath

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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.
 

hcuar

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Jul 23, 2004
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quackattack said:
LOL, after $55,000 I think you could go with the Powerbook.
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:
 

Lugonn

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Dec 25, 2004
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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.
 

Mr. Anderson

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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

D
 

gman71882

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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:
 

neut

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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
Remove $999.00 $999.00
AppleCare Service Parts Kit for Xserve G5
Part Number: M9463G/B
Estimated Ship: 1-2 business days
Remove $1,099.00 $1,099.00
AppleCare Premium Service and Support for Xserve
Part Number: M8830LL/C
Estimated Ship: 1-2 business days
Remove $950.00 $950.00
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
Remove $4,049.00 $4,049.00
APP for PowerBook (w/ or w/o display) - Enrollment Kit
Part Number: M8853LL/A
Estimated Ship: 1-2 business days
Remove $349.00 $349.00
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
Remove $8,453.00 $8,453.00
Apple Cinema HD Display (30" flat panel) x2
Part Number: M9179LL/A
Estimated Ship: Same business day
Remove $2,999.00 $5,998.00
APP for Power Mac (w/ or w/o display) - Enrollment Kit
Part Number: M8850LL/A
Estimated Ship: 1-2 business days
Remove $249.00 $249.00
AirPort Express Base Station with AirTunes
Part Number: M9470LL/A
Estimated Ship: Same business day
Remove $129.00 $129.00

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
 

Mechcozmo

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Jul 17, 2004
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neut said:
so how do you go about upgrading this stupid thing?

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!
1. You don't

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

wdlove

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Oct 20, 2002
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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.
 

jdechko

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hcuar said:
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:
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
 

Paul.uk

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Dec 10, 2003
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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:
 

combatcolin

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Oct 24, 2004
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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.
 

Abstract

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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. ;)
 

ForrestMac

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Jan 14, 2005
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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?