Can't believe there isn't the Linux option...
Have you got £375,000 to spare? Do you love standing out from the crowd? Well, you’ll be the King, or Queen, of hi-tech nerd bling with one Japanese manufacturer’s platinum and jewel-encrusted PC. Zeus_pc Zeus' platinum PC: yes, but where the heck's the optical drive? Dubbed Jupiter, the desktop PC’s case is solid platinum …
Um... I commend you for linking to one of only two (AFAIK) currently-available LCD monitors on the planet with WUXGA resolution which *aren't* 24" (although it looks like the CG221 is about to be replaced). Since I like my pixels small and my desk space existing, I'm a fan of the L220x, but it looks like the real monitor is an Eizo S2400W - which looks like a high end panel, but nothing exceptional - which could also be said of the rest of the system.
I hope, at least, that the case is acting as a passive cooling unit, and that it's completely silent? Otherwise, you'd think they'd have thrown in some higher-end components. Otherwise it looks like a £374,000 box with a £1000 middle-end PC (and low end graphics card) thrown in. You'd think it would be worth installing some high-end components just so they don't have to explain to the buyer why it just got its posterior handed to it by the purchaser's previous PC. Where are the kryo-cooling units when you need them?
But then the chances of someone buying this knowing anything about computers seem small.
Compare and contrast this statement (extracted from the story you have just read):
"The PC runs on Windows Vista, Ultimate edition of course"
with this earlier El Reg posting:
Submit your essay on the back of a MacDonalds napkin and gain points towards your MacDegree. You may even get an Hons double-whopper.
All entries should be sent to:
The First Lord of the Treasury, London.
Contrary to popular perceptions, copper has better thermal conductivity than gold and is only slightly behind first placed silver.The reason gold plating is used in connectors is that it doesn't get dull like copper or silver when in contact with air.
It is the most expensive stupid-wise, not spec-wise. Too bad that wasn´t clear. I thought it was the next Cray supercomputer to go. What a shame. Spending an infimate proportion of that I can buy a Falcon Northwest with everything on it.
It is like having a solid gold Volkswagen Beetle. Pfffttt. Pity.
The first thought that occured to me is related to an earlier posting about Vist'a successor.
In that we considered dumping the "Windows" moniker and looked at "Microsoft Vienna" (Oh Vienna!, Ultravox and all that).
And now the thought occurs to me that MS Vista++ should have two forms. One is the general type open hardware platform that makes on OS run on non-ECC RAM and so forth (it keeps the lo-cost people happy) and the other is a top level, limited hardware variant (MS Vienna Top Class?) running along Apple hardware type model.
To be honest I think that what ever numbnuts buys this if they ask for some extra and better bobbins inside to make it go faster or have better graphics then the manufacturers will probably agree to changing a few bits. It's not like you'll have some student doing his saturday job telling them that it's not possible because that's how it comes. If they can find someone stupid enough to buy one they'll be bending over backwards to make sure that they have it exactly as they want it.