updated 02:10 pm EDT, Tue April 17, 2007
Luvaglio $1M laptop
As the gap between rich and poor widens, it has given luxury firms like London's Luvaglio new opportunities, exemplified by a forthcoming laptop priced at a minimum of $1 million. Some of the reasons for its cost are readily apparent: the computer is ornamented with diamonds and other real jewellery, and buyers can choose their own combinations of wood, leather and precious metals to be built into the casing.
It is however meant to be an extremely functional computer, with many of the best possible components, such as a Blu-Ray drive and ultra-fast solid-state hard disks. It will also come with its own memory stick and MP3 player, and the highly unusual feature of a self-cleaning screen. The first of Luvaglio's new laptops will be sold in the summer. [via Newlaunches]