$350,000 for a laptop? Sure, we'll take two

Tulip Ego laptop hits U.S. retail stores, other limited editions available.

Otazu Ego Diamond laptop
Ego-Lifestyle
Diamonds

Bargain laptop hunters, do not read this blog.

Dutch company Ego-Lifestyle has brought its latest high-end luxury laptop, the Tulip Ego, to the States just in time for the holiday shopping season. Barneys New York will be the first U.S. retailer to feature the handbag-shaped laptop and its corresponding interchangeable "skins," which are available in a variety of designer fabrics and finishes. And all this can be yours for a mere $5,000.

The laptop, first introduced at Milan Fashion Week in the spring, has a 12.1-inch screen, an AMD Turion processor, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and a DVD/CD burner.

But if you're willing to go even further and sell off, say, your house or your firstborn, you might consider the limited-edition Platinum, Diamond, and Otazu Ego Diamond models. The latter, designed by Rodrigo Otazu, sports a total of 470 diamonds arranged in tulip, heart and Otazu logo patterns. The Otazu (pictured) currently sells for $350,000.

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