Pay $6,850 to make MacBook somewhat uglier

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The Monk Bogballe Workstation is an Apple MacBook denuded and placed inside a larger, nastier case. An expansive bezel allows it to resemble a television set from 1987, an illusion only furthered by a display enclosure that is larger than the bottom half of the machine.

Naturally, it comes pre-installed with Windows Vista.

Product Page [Monk Bogballe via Ars Technica and Gadget Lab]

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9 Responses to Pay $6,850 to make MacBook somewhat uglier

  1. Fnarf says:

    @6 — best comment ever.

    From their website: “In stead of focusing purely on technological computing capabilities we wanted to bring factors such as feel, non-technical functionality and appearance to the forefront of the process[...] The Munk Bogballe Workstation is the outcome of this process and with its silent authority it represents our vision of the excellent computing tool of a modern and accomplished individual.”

    You hear that? No, you don’t, because it’s SILENT. SILENT AUTHORITY. You can’t buy that in the component aisle at Fry’s. You’re going to obey this pooter, and you won’t even know why.

  2. a random John says:

    Interestingly, this machine appears to have a keyboard without keys.

  3. Andreas says:

    Is that key printed leather stretched over the keyboard…? Can’t really work that out.

    And the images makes the bottom half look like a fiberglass part straight out of the mold…

  4. elguapostrikes says:

    yeah its ugly, but it might be cool to have some leather on a macbook like in the bottom half of this “workstation”…

  5. pewma says:

    I’ll be surprised if they sell a single one of these.

  6. Halloween Jack says:

    “Bogballe” sounds like some filthy Irish expression.

  7. Rob Beschizza says:

    It’s what you’ll get if you rest that leathery underside on your naked lap after the mold begins to grow.

  8. GaryG says:

    “Munk Bogballe”

    ah jeez, it’s the guys name…

  9. Dustin Driver says:

    please no, make it go away!

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