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24-carat PC Costs Up to $32,300

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.

  • turboflame
    Watch out Apple, these guys are targeting your demographic.
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  • MrBradley
    For 32 grand, I could build several Core i7 machines!
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  • unlicensedhitman
    The website is not in English...
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  • cekasone
    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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  • Sick!
    It's even an Atom! Too stingy to fit a Corei7 in that thing for $32K?
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  • Firehead2k
    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
    For $32K, you should be able to build about 30 Core i7 computers.
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  • belardo
    People who buy stuff like this... buy gold-plated condoms.
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  • falchard
    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
    An Atom? A FREAKING ATOM?!? For 32 grand? No thanks, I'll just paint my 1200 dollar desktop gold.
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