Elitegroup Computer Systems, Taiwan, 2009
Sure, most computers are plastic so they fit the theme here. But they’re also poorly thrown together monoliths (unless you get an Apple of course). This one was designed by Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) of Taiwan, a contract PC maker.
Paul Miller of engadget describes the computer's features as “a full Intel Atom 230 system, including NVIDA ION graphics, 1GB of RAM, a 2.5-inch HDD and a Blu-ray drive into what looks like a family heirloom. There's even room for a couple USB ports, Ethernet and HDMI plugs on the bottom, which keeps the main body uninterrupted other than the tray-loading drive.” Yeah, a Blu-ray player. Check it out at 0:50.
Maybe it’s not all that modern, but it could be. The computer doesn’t have to have the exterior of a Ming vase. It can be skinned in any way the customer desires.
For pictures of the vase computer, click here.
Miller, P. (2009, June 2). June 26, 2009. from http://www.engadget.com/2009/06/02/ecs-stuffs-atom-ion-and-blu-ray-into-a-vase-for-all-the-right-r/