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Sega makes return to hardware market (sort of)



Sega is making a return to the hardware market, although not in the way you might think.

The Japanese giant is releasing four retro themed laptops in partnership with Japanese PC retailer Enterbrain.

Retro Connect reports that what makes the laptops so appealing is that they are all themed on past consoles, featuring a changable outer case in the style of either a Mega Drive, Saturn, Dreamcast or a generic Sega blue colour. The computer specs are said to be fairly decent, although they don't come loaded with any of Sega's retro classics.

You'll probably never get hold of one either, well unless you fancy a trip to Japan.

Edited On 15 Feb, 2013

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Bindiana 4 years ago
Shame they wont come out over here have a lot of nostalgia for the sega consoles as grew up with The Master System then moved on to the Megadrive. They do look really nice.
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Quite cool. Would be better if they launched with an emulator and a little controller too.
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Now that's a fantastic idea!
Goose_1 4 years ago
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Dead 4 years ago
Screw laptops, they should make a handheld Dreamcast.
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i'd buy 2
J-D 4 years ago
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Sounds good to me
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
THussain's avatar
A handheld would be pretty nice, but laptop isn't too bad either
THussain 4 years ago
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0000000000 4 years ago
god the hours and hours of endless fun i had with my mega drive! very good and fond memories i want the megadrive 1! how much to japan?
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HappyNoodleBoy 4 years ago
I wouldn't mind getting hold of the Dreamcast version. Any excuse to play Cosmic Smash is a good excuse
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craigwp2703 4 years ago
They look awesome, but would of preferred a master console with all the mega drive games together :P
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TruDarkAssassin 4 years ago
i think they should make a console with all the games on it , i still remember the days of alex the kid on the master system , classics
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inspector 74 4 years ago
Alex Kid in Monster world, Bonanza Bros and Crack down were my faves such simple yet such fu(
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John 4 years ago
As cool as they do look, it would have made more sense if they pre-loaded the laptops with a bunch of games or something, they're quite pricey for what they are really. Oh and I still want my Dreamcast 2 :P
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Kelly-Marie 4 years ago
i want one would really like the mega drive or dreamcast ones why do japan have all the best stuff i know that the laptops could be configured to uk settings so that would be ok but i want a uk one
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LFC Bywater 4 years ago
I would definatly get a sega one if they were to come to the UK, Agree with everybody though, Would make much much more sense for them to preload games onto the laptops first.
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Barada 4 years ago
What is it with Laptop covers? All adverts seem to want to show off to the masses - switchable covers!? I really couldn't care how it looks on the outside - although I might not want it bright pink! Specs under the hood is all that matters with Laptops!
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Nothing wrong with bright pink ;)
Dead 4 years ago
Barada's avatar
Nothing wrong with it, it was more an observation that technology products now skin everything and anything in bright pink - phones, TVs, DVDs, laptops, anything you want - guess its a bit more open-minded than black, grey or white. ;)
Barada 4 years ago
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knockton 4 years ago
they all look nice i love the dreamcast one
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Lavindathar 4 years ago
So its a normal laptop, with a Sega themed case? No thanks. Plus I think I have a Sega emulator for virtually every console as it is.....

If they released a laptop, with built in emulators and roms of loads of games, then it'd sell....but this? Hmmm.
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Kelly-Marie 4 years ago
guess you could get a skin from photobox made
Lavindathar's avatar
Exactly, you could just print one out using a high quality printer on high quality paper, and laminate it down giving it a good finish.

I honestly can't see this selling. However, the Japanese are hardcore, so who knows!
Lavindathar 4 years ago
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Lavindathar 4 years ago
Edit - If it said "Seeeeeeegaaaaaa" when you boot it up instead of that windows sound? Hmmm, then it'd be worth it :D
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Kelly-Marie 4 years ago
with a running sonic!
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And his little spinny-whoosh noise!
Lavindathar 4 years ago
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THussain 4 years ago
Pretty Nice laptops, not really a thing for me however
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shiny miller 4 years ago
So just normal laptops with a themed case then? Ah, already mentioned I see.

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