Most Expensive MacBook Air?

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News Posted: Tue, Apr 22 2008 8:17 PM

You know you have compensation issues when you buy the latest Apple thin & light laptop and feel the need to replace the shell with a 24k gold coated, gem studded variant.

Whatever drives people to want such outrageously and expensive mods, Computer Choppers is there to meet those needs.  The company offers so many services and customization options, but here are just a few examples of the plating and polishing to virtually any piece of electronics:
  • Aluminum (polishing)
  • Nickel
  • Black Nickel
  • Copper
  • Chrome
  • 24kt Yellow Gold
  • White Gold
  • Rose Gold
  • Platinum 
The exact price of the gem-studded, 24k mod to the AirBook is unknown at this time, but if we had that kind of money we might spend it trying to actually make the MacBook Air a little more usable.  Finding some way to replace the on-board memory with higher-density chips would probably be a priority for us.  Of course, having a chromed-out laptop does have its appeal to muscle car aficionados such as yours truly.



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ice_73 replied on Tue, Apr 22 2008 9:00 PM

wow, i can see a painjob being nice, but gold plating and gems? jeez id rather donate the money to a charity. some people have too much money and should look at other things to spend their money on than gem studded laptops. 

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I agree that even rich people have better things to spend their money on... 

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^Bad_Boy^ replied on Wed, Apr 23 2008 7:03 AM
I don't see the point either...

It still has only 1 USB Port :o/

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Lev_Astov replied on Wed, Apr 23 2008 7:56 AM
That's pretty ridiculous. And wait, the Macbook Air only has one USB port!? I find that hard to believe.

Oh, and there appears to be a typo in the link to "computer-choippers.com" so it doesn't work.

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MikeL_HH replied on Wed, Apr 23 2008 9:28 AM
Hey Lev, believe it. The Air only has a USB port, headphone port and a micro-DVI output port. That is it. Three whole connections in total. No ethernet, no Firewire, not even a microphone port. Battery isn't even user-removable. Form-over-fuction, isn't it great?

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ice_73 replied on Wed, Apr 23 2008 10:16 AM

LovelyCrap:
Hey Lev, believe it. The Air only has a USB port, headphone port and a micro-DVI output port. That is it. Three whole connections in total. No ethernet, no Firewire, not even a microphone port. Battery isn't even user-removable. Form-over-fuction, isn't it great?


well yeah some people would give up those things for the portability, look at the motorola razer when it came out it was small and every one wanted it because it was small. it had a bad camera, bad voice quality, etc etc....


they also have a usb-ethernet adaptor so you can use ethernet, and it does have wifi :-) 

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vicaphit replied on Wed, Apr 23 2008 4:13 PM

ice_73:
they also have a usb-ethernet adaptor so you can use ethernet

 Nice, so if you want ethernet, you have to use up the only USB port?

 Biggest waste of money ever, even if you just buy a plastic shell.  Don't get me started on the Platinum plated.

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RyuGTX replied on Wed, Apr 23 2008 6:32 PM

From a business stand point...

I think this is a great idea. Kudos to the person who thought up of this company. Another outlet for a rich man's (or woman's) wallet.

I wonder what kind of profits they are making.  

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^Bad_Boy^ replied on Wed, Apr 23 2008 7:51 PM
lol RyuGTX...

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I still think the Asus Eee PC is so much more a better deal, if you'e talking about portability...

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