To me personally MacBook Pro is an expensive buy in itself, but here’s a 24-carat Gold plated version of it and can you guess the price of it? It is priced at $30,000.Computer Choppers, a company that personalizes regular gadgets to high-tech gadgets, also offers the chance to cover your favorite Apple product in white, rose and yellow gold, as well as copper, black and silver chrome. The company’s founder, Alex Wiley, explained:
“We’ll take an iMac, an iPad, a tablet of some sort and we’ll strip it down to bare metal, we’ll engrave or personalize it for a customer and then go ahead and plate that with 24-karat gold.”
Although Computer Choppers is based in the U.S., Mr Wiley said that 90% of the company’s orders are shipped internationally. He told Business Insider he has recently sold a $30,000 13-inch MacBook Pro, a $14,500 Rose Gold Plated iMac with a 24-inch screen, and a $20,000 platinum MacBook Pro with a customized, multi-color diamond logo – which was made for a customer in Azerbaijan. Since the process done by Computer Choppers would void the laptop’s warranty, the company offers an optional hardware warranty that will pass through them before it reaches Apple’s service provider. The new golden finish is also under warranty. Adding a coat of rare metal isn’t the extent of the company’s offerings. Computer Choppers can also replace the MacBook Pro’s white, plastic Apple logo with something more attractive—and more expensive. Customers can choose cubic zirconia if they’re getting close to the limit of their tricking-out budget, or go nuts with real diamonds.
Descriptions: The MacBook Pro 24 Karat Gold, as its name suggests, was stripped off with its original notebook case and custom-fitted with 24-karat gold. The non-metal parts, such as the trackpad, keyboard and bezel around the screen are repainted to match the golden finish.Inside, the MacBook Pro 24 Karat Gold works like any other MacBook Pro. The laptop is powered by 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and is equipped with 4GB of 667MHz DDR2 memory, 160GB internal drive, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT Graphics and a 15.4″ TFT display.
The MacBook Pro 24 Karat Gold also replaced the official Apple logo with dozens of multi-colored sparkling diamonds.
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
- Processor Speed: 2.4GHz
- Memory (RAM): 4GB of 667MHz DDR2 memory
- Hard Disk Drive (HDD): 160 GB internal drive
- DVD Optical Drive: SuperDrive 8x
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT Graphics
- Display: 15.4″ TFT display