August 13, 2008
The Archbishop Computer meets Gothica and technologyby Gareth Mankoo
Taking you back to the medieval days of swords and armors, the Archbishop Computer is designed to invoke the nostalgic past that we never saw firsthand. However the effect of the same is rather stunning. The LCD monitor is housed in a Gothic arc and that cabinet appears to be something like a little church altar. The keyboard has a brassy look with pebble like keys on it. Other specs include a AMD Athlon 64 Dual Core X2 5000+ processor, 2GB DDR2 800 (upgradable to 8G) RAM, a NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS 512MB Video Card, 250GB SATA hard drive, ALC883 High Definition Audio CODEC, a 20X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW optical drive and a lot more. There’s a cool ancient looking book that serves as a pointer device.
The Archbishop Computer is surely expected to cost a lot more. What amazes me is the perfect blend of a completely new design coupled with a technical specsheet that can floor some of the best in the business.