Laptop, or computing jewelry?

Laptop, or computing jewelry?


It seems that the age old adage of “diamonds are girls’ best friends” has finally got some serious competition. Here we are talking of a laptop that is primarily targeted at rich and famous women. It is inlaid with solid palladium white gold plates and brilliant cut diamonds totaling 80 carats, the price is a whopping $336,557.

This expensive piece of computing jewelry has been manufactured by Tulip and called E-Go, it may also have the potential of boosting the ego of its user. The Tulip E-Go laptop is inlaid with microscopic diamonds set with surgical precision and also features 2 unique square cut rubies that are inlaid in the Tulip logo.

The E-Go utilizes the Inclosia’s EXO overmolding system technology, designed to incorporate fabrics, leather and other materials into electronic devices, which lets the user to customize the cover of laptop, most commonly seen in Microsoft’s executive mouse with its leather look.

Speaking on the occasion Huub van den Boogaard, Founder, Tulip, said, “Tulip has identified a growing tendency towards design needs within the computer industry. The ordinary computer has evolved from a specialty product to a commodity product. Competition in the computer market is driven by specifications and price, with a growing demand of users willing to pay a premium for a personalized design computer”.

The circular shaped notebook resembles a ladies handbag, E-Go is definitely not a showpiece item, it features a an AMD Turion 64 processor, ATI Radeon Xpress 200 graphics chipset, 1GB of PC3200 DDR RAM, 100GB SATA hard disk drive, and 12.1-inch widescreen WXGA (1280×800 pixels) display.

Further E-Go is equipped with a DVD-RW optical drive, touchpad pointing device, built-in Web camera, 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 1.2, microphone, stereo speakers, ExpressCard, four USB 2.0 ports, 10/100Base-TX NIC, VGA and S-Video out ports, and SD/MMC/MS/MS Duo memory card reader. Nothing revolutionary on these specs, it is powered with a Lithium-ion battery with a life of 4 hours when fully charged.