When we first saw the headline “Classic Sega Consoles Reinvented as Gaming Laptops” over on IGN, we thought someone had made a bunch of cool console-laptop mods. Then we dug a little deeper and were suddenly very disappointed.
SEGA is indeed releasing a selection of branded laptops designed around some of their gaming consoles, including the Dreamcast, Sega Saturn, and MegaDrive, alongside a company-branded SEGA machine.
The laptops are being sold through Japanese retailer Ebten and are only available in Japan, which shouldn’t be much of a problem since each laptop is limited to a ridiculously low 50 unit production run.
There are a few models of each laptop, each boasting a 15-inch display with 1080p resolution, while the two highest models each boast a 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7 processor. Prices range from about $1,100 to about $2,100, depending on memory, hard drive, and processor configurations. There will be unique software loaded onto each computer to give it the theme of that console, though it appears as only the top plate of the laptop itself will be unique. The underlying system will be a generic laptop used solely as a way to house the unique lids.
Pre-orders are being held through March 21st, though we’re almost certain stock will run out far sooner.