The ‘Most Expensive Desktop Computer’ Kind of Sucks


most expensive desktop PC, zeus jupiter, expensive computer This hard drive, case manufactured by a Japanese company called Zeus, costs over $748,730. Why would anyone want such an overpriced PC? Platinum, baby!

As if anyone really needs it, this thing comes with a platinum or solid gold casing and is encrusted with constellation patterned diamonds.

Yeah, really fancy and gawdy, but what’s under the hood? According to MostExpensive, the ‘Jupiter’ model, comes equipped with “Intel’s 3GHz E6850 Core 2 Duo CPU, 2GB of DDR 2 memory, a 1TB hard drive and a dual Blu-Ray/HD DVD drive. Additionally, it ships with a 24” 1920×1200 native resolution monitor.”

That sounds awesome and everything (except maybe the useless HD DVD drive, now that Blu-Ray is king), but is all that really worth almost $750K? For that money you could buy a decently sized house almost anywhere in the country. Or a membership to one of the most exclusive country clubs.

Then again, if you can fork over the ¥80,000,000 for the platinum one, maybe you can score the gold one for a cool ¥60,000,000 ($561,540).

But really, diamond encrusted constellation and platinum cases? A computer for that money should probably come with a little something extra too. Like a steering wheel. . .old computer, giant computer, steering wheel

Yeah, that’s right. Bring back those old computers that take up a whole room! With plenty of lights, and submarine style metering systems. I’m definitely going to need an old man in a suit that comes standard with that as well.

Want one? Let us know in the comments section.

Most Expensive: Desktop Computer, July 12, 2008

By A.J. Green