Sega inks deal with online retailer to bring themed laptops to Japan

By on February 15, 2013, 4:00 PM

Many moons have passed since Sega last produced any gaming hardware. The company has instead been content with their role as a third-party software developer, much to the dismay of Sega diehards worldwide. Those looking to get one last fix, however, may want to turn their attention to Japan as Sega has struck a deal with online retailer Ebten to produced a Sega-themed laptop.

The systems in question, known as the Sega Note PC, will be a limited run featuring four distinct lid designs. Potential suitors will have their choice of the Mega Drive (Genesis), Sega Saturn or Sega Dreamcast theme while a fourth design will simply feature the Sega logo. We are told that the lids will be removable and can be purchased separately so collectors will be able to buy all four if they so desire.

Those purchasing a full package will find Sega wallpapers, icons, music and themes loaded on the hard drive. Escapist Magazine says the notebooks will ship with a 15.6-inch display that’s capable of 1080p video playback with several different software configurations.

Expect to pay around $1,000 for an entry level model with a Pentium processor, 500GB HDD and 4GB of RAM.  The most expensive system will cost closer to $2,100 and include a Core i7 3670QM processor, 120GB SSD and 8GB of memory. There will only be 50 version of the majority of configurations. Pre-orders will be taken through March 31




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Littleczr Littleczr said:

I say its a good idea if they turn out to be good gaming laptops.

Wendig0 Wendig0, TechSpot Paladin, said:

$1k for a Pentium? Hahaha, riiiiiiiiight.

1 person liked this | TS-56336 TS-56336 said:

Being apart of the elite club of gamers who actually owned a Saturn and a Dreamcast, I am really excited to see these laptop. Too bad we won't see these in the states.

Blkfx1 Blkfx1 said:

I'm with @Wendig0 on this one. 1K for a Pentium is absurd.

Tekkaraiden Tekkaraiden said:

Interesting idea, too bad it doesn't look to be much more than a decal.

avoidz avoidz said:

Being apart of the elite club of gamers who actually owned a Saturn and a Dreamcast, I am really excited to see these laptop. Too bad we won't see these in the states.

I hope you are joking about the "elite club" thing.

Wendig0 Wendig0, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I hope you are joking about the "elite club" thing.

He was being completely serious. There's no kidding around on the internet.

Squuiid said:

The beginning of the end for Sega is what this sounds like...

Xclusiveitalian Xclusiveitalian said:

Is there a 660GTX in it or something... why is it so expensive?

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