SEGA’s back in the hardware business!

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Ok, no..not they’re not really – before any of you get your hopes up too much. While SEGA’s consoles; the Master system, the Mega Drive, the Saturn and my beloved Dreamcast will forever live on in memory, we likely won’t be seeing the company jump back in to the hardware race – instead, we can stare lovingly at these premium, SEGA-themed laptops.

There are a number of them, available for different prices and different covers – but if you go for the top-of-the-range, you get all four of the interchangeable, snap on-snap-off covers.

For just R18 500 (excluding shipping and taxes!) you can be the proud owner of a SEGA-themed laptop that packs in  a 2.40GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor, 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GT650M 1GB graphics card, plus  a 120GB SSD and a Blu-ray writer.

You’d have to ship it from Enterbrain in Japan, so pretty much double the price  – but just look at how beautiful they all look (via Retrocollect)


I must have it.

Last Updated: February 15, 2013

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Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Deon Steyn

    Dammit Geoffry! You’re such a troll! I almost thought they were going to stop making crappy games and get back in the saddle.

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    Time to relive the ol’ classics!

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    Those laptops are awesome!

    Don’t have that kind of cash though. That kind of cash on a desktop would make a killer machine

    • Sir Captain Rincethis

      Would it rival an Xbox?

  • All’s well and good, but a GT650 @18k is a bit of a ass bending. >> next…

    • Sean Carbutt

      Thats why they give you a free tub of KY when you buy it. After all if you are going to be screwed, then at least enjoy it

  • Sir Captain Rincethis

    God damn you Geoff! Why?!

  • OVG

    They can shove their 16 BITS up their Alien poop holes.

  • One day. One day they’ll make Streets of Rage 4 and Ecco the Dolphin 3, and the world will be right again.

    • That Tall Twit

      ^ Winning comment

    • OVG

      Old school. Ecco nearly made me shave my Italian Mo off and convert to the stupid Blue hedgehog. Mortal Kombat also had red blood.
      But bloody hell, the colour and sound that bombarded my senses after seeing Mario World are still embedded in my brain.

  • stephensphotos

    All the old games we all played as kids on the NES famicom consoles, such as mario brothers, battle city, baseball, twin bee, paperboy, megaman, etc, can be played on your pc and mac. You just need to download an extremely small emulator (called nestopia just google it) and then go to websites like,, and download the games (file extension “.nes”). THey are like 70 or 80 KB each.

    I wish modern game manufacturers would look at these old games and try to integrate into their games that which made these old nes games of the day so successful. If you looked at the top 10 selling games of today, do you think that we will be playing those games twenty years from now? Modern games are like music cd singles, they’re popular now but next week nobody will remember them.

  • Brady miaau

    How nostalgic do you have to be to buy one of these?

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