Dealer debuts campest MacBook Pro in the universe
Money no object? Then how about a 24-carat gold-plated MacBook Pro for your next laptop computer? US Mac dealer Powermax has begun offering just that.
The machine is Apple's 15.4in model with a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor, which would customarily set you back $2499 - less than half what Powermax is asking to disassemble it, plate the aluminium surfaces with gold, suitably colourise the keyboard then put it all back together again.
The exterior is buffed up to a shine, while the interior is left with a more matt-like "satin" finish.
Powermax reckons the process will take a little while to complete - it warns that orders will take 4-5 weeks to fulfil.
The machine's lid of course retains the familiar light-up Apple logo. For an extra $3000, you have have Powermax pack the stencil with two carats worth of diamonds - "H/I in color and SI1-2 in clarity", the company said.
The perfect accompaniment, we say, for LaCie's Golden Disk hard drive...
Now, if I remember correctly, gold is an excellent conductor of heat (among other things).
Maybe this model can finally put an end to the MBP's notorious burn-a-hole-in-your-lap issues?
So retiring execs do get tired of gold pocket watches...
So have opted for gold plated MacBook Pro's instead.
"Not to mention ...picking up fingerprints faster than ...."
C.mon, this is the company that created the iBook, with a snow white keyboard that just screams GRIME and the Imac keyboard with a translucent bottom that screams out TOAST CRUMB COLLECTOR!
I've concluded that Mac users are also obsessive hand washers.