Sega is back to the hardware market…with Sega branded laptops

Sega is back to the hardware market…with Sega branded laptops

by February 16, 2013

Laptops based on Sega legacy consoles

It might sound like a dream come true, but this is not exactly like you might have though. Sega is coming back to the hardware market, but not as a console developer, but as a computer hardware brand.

Sega has joined forces with japanese PC retailer Enterbrain to produce and distribute in Japan a new set of netbook laptop computers based on Sega’s legacy consoles. 4 laptops,with different changeable outer cases based on SEGA motives: a blue generic SEGA one, a Mega Drive/Genesis one, a Saturn one and a Dreamcast one.

The entry-level model packs an Intel Pentium 2020M chip with a 500GB hard drive and 4GB of RAM, with the next model upping the stakes to an Intel Core i3-3120M processor, 500GB hard drive and 8GB of RAM, while also replacing the lower model’s DVD drive with a Blu-ray reader. The near-top version, meanwhile, boasts a Core i7-3630QM chip with 8GB of RAM and a 120GB SSD, while the top-end model matches those specifications but replaces the Blu-ray reader with a writer. Each comes with a Full HD 15.6″ display, and a choice from the aforementioned four outer cases – except for the peak model, which comes with all four lid types for easy swapping and changing depending on mood, so you can wear the one you like the most.

The price is between ¥99,750 and ¥194,250, around 1078.38$ and 2100.00$, pretty expensive. But SEGA has no plans on releasing it in the west so if you’re not planning to import it, it really doesn’t matter.