In a tounge-and-cheek response to Dell’s venture into the luxury computer market, Deane Barker of Gadgetopia has challenged his readers to outdo his own $5,118 estimate by ‘pimping-up’ the price of a high-end purchase adhering to the following ground rules:
- No peripherals (tower, mouse, keyboard only), or else it’s too easy. No monitor either – those LCDs get expensive.
- No software beyond the operating system.
- No additional services (warranties, etc.)
- Also, desktops only. Servers would be too easy.
I’d be curious how long it would take for someone out there to jack-up the price past the $10,000 mark using the same criteria.
UPDATE: Slashdot once again shows how completely clueless it is when it comes to geek humor: