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24-carat PC Costs Up to $32,300

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 43 comments

As an encore to yesterday's wacky, over-the-top $1 million pricetag for a single-channel speaker, this time around Gaiser High End offers products that are not quite so pricy but outrageous nonetheless. Naturally big spenders flock to luxury PCs despite what's under the hood, but spending over $32,000 on a PC that emphasizes outward appearance rather than raw processing may be just a little...well, wacky.

Gaiser's Design PC line starts at $7,820, providing luxury PC lovers the option to configure the machine to individual preferences. The entire line offers 24-carat par-partial gilding with gold leaf, cubic zirconium, and diamonds. According to Born Rich, the design09 Tricolor Gold PC, costing $32,300, is the priciest PC in the batch, followed by the design07 Tricolor Gold, 8 Signify for $26,400.

As for what's under the hood, the specs are a little sketchy. The Design PCs seem to provide Intels' Atom dual-core processor and Nvidia's Ion GPU. Additionally, there's mention of HDTV, 5.1 surround sound with SPDIF, 4 GB RAM, and a Blu-ray burner. For storage, the PCs provide a 500 GB hard drive and a 64 GB SSD (exclusive SLC version). The PCs come with Vista pre-installed but offer the free Windows 7 upgrade.

Based on the specs, it sounds as if big spenders are dumping loads of money into a golden nettop rather than a full-fledged PC. Then again, the Blu-ray burner, loads of RAM and an added SSD say otherwise.

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    turboflame , August 7, 2009 11:56 PM
    Watch out Apple, these guys are targeting your demographic.
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    cekasone , August 8, 2009 12:11 AM
    For $32,000, I can buy a sick ass i7 build with a kick ass paint job. A new car, and a lifetime supply of Bawls.
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    MrBradley , August 8, 2009 12:03 AM
    For 32 grand, I could build several Core i7 machines!
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  • 42 Hide
    turboflame , August 7, 2009 11:56 PM
    Watch out Apple, these guys are targeting your demographic.
  • 19 Hide
    MrBradley , August 8, 2009 12:03 AM
    For 32 grand, I could build several Core i7 machines!
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    unlicensedhitman , August 8, 2009 12:07 AM
    The website is not in English...
  • 25 Hide
    cekasone , August 8, 2009 12:11 AM
    For $32,000, I can buy a sick ass i7 build with a kick ass paint job. A new car, and a lifetime supply of Bawls.
  • 7 Hide
    Anonymous , August 8, 2009 12:18 AM
    Sick!
    It's even an Atom! Too stingy to fit a Corei7 in that thing for $32K?
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    Firehead2k , August 8, 2009 12:28 AM
    For that price I would expect top components and the entire case being a passive heat sink for the whole system, combining raw power with aesthetics.
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    belardo , August 8, 2009 12:33 AM
    For $32K, you should be able to build about 30 Core i7 computers.
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    belardo , August 8, 2009 12:37 AM
    People who buy stuff like this... buy gold-plated condoms.
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    falchard , August 8, 2009 12:43 AM
    NetTops shouldn't be above $300. I don't think the low end market for this will want it at that price.
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    tipoo , August 8, 2009 1:03 AM
    An Atom? A FREAKING ATOM?!? For 32 grand? No thanks, I'll just paint my 1200 dollar desktop gold.
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    PLATTERMAN , August 8, 2009 1:05 AM
    People that would buy this pc wont even use it for anything other than ordering freak foods like those grass drinks, kelp, tofu, triangles and setting shrink appointments because they can't understand why others dont like them,though they may catch their staff people, maids, butlers etc actually using it for real people things like porn, games,and learning how to do things for themselves. If i had that kind of cash i would have stuff that is top of the line sure, but not just over the top with no real useful purpose.
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    airborne11b , August 8, 2009 1:27 AM
    This doesn't surprise me in the least. I mean, how many celebrities have gold/diamond/platinum cell phones to match their $10000 wardrobe made by some gay guy? This kind of item is for people who have worked over the capitalist economic system and have 100x more money then they need.

    All while welfare lines get bigger. Maybe if it weren't for republican income tax breaks for the wealthy implemented by Satan, errr Bush, they would spend the $300,332,000 sitting in their bank and invest it in expanding their business and hiring more people instead of buying $500,000 cars and $32,000 net-tops.
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    kingnoobe , August 8, 2009 3:08 AM
    This is simply so a rich man can say, "i got a computer built of gold beat that".
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    nun , August 8, 2009 3:09 AM
    for that price why not build a super computer...
  • 6 Hide
    belardo , August 8, 2009 3:42 AM
    Don't forget, the guy with the dead animal on his head (Trump) has a gold toilet... bet this shit still stinks.
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    simplyderp , August 8, 2009 4:43 AM
    But, can it run Crysis?
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    face-plants , August 8, 2009 5:52 AM
    Wow......imagine how great Vista must run on an Atom CPU....who cares about 4Gb of RAM and a Blu-Ray burner. Think it will even be able to burn a DVD at 16x without making coasters? Keep this $32k pile of junk on your desk then connect your KVM to a $500 shuttle machine hidden underneath. Otherwise you'll look like a total tool when your computer, that is worth more than most people's car, takes 8 minutes to idle at the desktop.

    Surprising..... this obnoxiously indulgent netbook wanna-be isn't made by an American company.
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    Drag0nR1der , August 8, 2009 10:03 AM
    BelardoPeople who buy stuff like this... buy gold-plated condoms.


    and need to use both so rarely they dont notice how useless a thing they have bought..

    Bet these are popular in dubai
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    rtfm , August 8, 2009 6:13 PM
    Fantastic! Atom cpu! I wonder what the gold is worth (as in its weight, as it's only guilded not soldid gold), I bet there is a HUUUUUGE margin on this tosh. Nob head footballers and mid east oil tycoons will be queing up for this crap :-)
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    rtfm , August 8, 2009 6:14 PM
    dammit "solid". Get an edit button toms
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