PCs of platinum and gold, from the heavens

Studded with diamonds, Zeus Computer's luxury zodiac models are out of this world.

Zeus Computer

The ruby-studded TV proved it, and now some PCs are following suit: The Era of Bling clearly is not the sole province of iPhones , iPods , and other portable gadgets.

Japan's Tokyo's Zeus Computer has crafted a line of luxury desktops that bring a new definition to "over the top." On the menu are the "Jupiter" model made of pure platinum and the "Mars" molded in solid gold, according to Tokyo-based Pink Tentacle, at the respective prices of 80 million and 60 million yen--or $760,000 and $570,000. The specs (as if they mattered), include a 3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of memory, a 1TB hard drive, a 256MB GeForce graphics card, and Blu-ray DVD drive.

The PC names, by the way, reflect a zodiac theme: Diamonds are embedded in the pattern of constellations and the Milky Way. Or perhaps it's a not-so-subtle dig to reflect the astronomic nature of their prices.

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    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.


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