[photopress:it_diamond_notebook.jpg,full,alignright]At that silly price it is a better laptop. At least, that is what TulipEgo thinks. And to prove it, it studded the upper shell of their product with real diamonds anyway. Nothing exceeds like excess.
Now, manufacturers in mainland China are following the trend of luxury laptops although, thankfully, not going that far. Both Lenovo and Haier have launched their own luxury PCs — the ThinkPad Reserve Edition, which sells at RMB50,000, and the Haier Flybook V5/VM.
Quan Xiaoyan, key account manager of the ThinkPad series of Lenovo said the ThinkPad Reserve Edition, with distribution limited to 5,000, was designed in part for the 15th anniversary of ThinkPad notebooks.
Bound by French leather in traditional Japanese saddle stitching, the laptop also features a personalized name carving on its shell.
Haier’s Flybook V5 is small enough for a purse and are so expensive that sales clerks only produce the computer after a potential buyer pays a deposit, for fear of possible damages that could occur.
Fang Chunsong, general manager of mobile computing at Haier, says the move has to do with flexing technological muscle. Having long been recognized as a trustworthy electric appliance manufacturer, the company now is sparing no effort to prove its ‘strong ability in research and technology development’ in the PC industry.
As for Lenovo, it says the ThinkPad Reserve Edition would be successful if it can bring a feeling of honor and pride to the user. According to the company’s vice president Xia Li, most of the laptops have been booked by its important business clients and partners around the world.
Our illustration is of the TulipEgo diamond studded notebook. It may not seem much to you but that is possibly because you are not used to the best things in life. Or, alternatively, have better taste.
Source: Economic Observer News