10 tech gifts for the stinking rich
Does the word "budget" hold no meaning to you? Then have a look at these seriously awesome (and expensive) gifts
By Alex Castle | Network World US | Published: 11:30, 12 December 2012
Around this time of year, everyone rolls out gift guides - suggestions for what to buy for the special, computer-loving people in your life. But we think that such guides sorely underserve one crucial but oft-ignored demographic: the filthy, stinking rich.
To remedy this pattern of neglect, we’ve put together the ultimate gift guide for recipients for whom the word “budget” holds no meaning: Here are 10 pieces of PC paraphernalia with price tags that push the boundaries of rational expense. We’re not talking about cheesy solid-gold mice and diamond-encrusted cell phone cases that nobody actually buys, either. The products on our list are legitimately awesome (though not exactly great bargains).
Maingear Alpha 24 Super Stock
Traditionally, an all-in-one system would be a poor gift for a PC enthusiast with a taste for raw, pixel-pushing power. But Maingear's Alpha 24 Super Stock upends the notion that an all-in-one must trade power for convenience. This model offers cutting-edge, upgradable hardware in a fairly slim touchscreen design. And good luck finding another all-in-one with a full-blown, discrete Nvidia GTX 680 desktop GPU! The Alpha 24 Super Stock is unquestionably the perfect PC to install in a luxury town car or private jet.