If you haven't heard of the Emperor, it's a really great concept from NovelQuest. An all integrated workstation, which looks like the ultimate way of spending a day in front of a computer coding or working. Not that we approve of spending all of your day in front of the computer, but it's a fact that a lot of people are doing it. The only bad thing about this crazy setup is the price. 40 big ones. You heard me, $40,000! At that price, I'll buy myself a few servers!
It's been almost a year since we last heard of this insane workstation. But $40,000? I honestly don't know who will be buying this thing. The only thing that I can think of is that Makers should try and create their own. As people buy less and less desktops, I don't really see the point of buying something this huge, except for Star Wars fanboys wanting their own ultimate Emperor Palpatine seat.
The reason why it is so expensive is that it has THX 5.1 surround sound, air filtering, light therapy and touchscreen controls. It's available in a variety of colors as well. For 40 thousand smackers, I'd hope so! It most definitely looks like something that should control nuclear missiles or something like that. Needless to say that the arm that holds the monitors is articulated and moves up to let the user take place. The Emperor also has three large monitors that will give you a panoramic view point.
For some reason, I'd bet my pants that a DIY-enthusiast can make something that looks like the Emperor for about 1000 bucks. Anyway, it was a great concept but at some point, the money that you'd use for this is better spent on your mortgage or buying a brand new car. [via Gizmodo, promo photos from NovelQuest]
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