Sega Returns To The Hardware Market With Retro Console Themed Netbook Computers

Sega-Returns-To-The-Hardware-Market-With-Retro-Console-Themed-NetbooksIn what might be the most unexpected news of the year so far, Sega have decided to return to the hardware market. Having partnered up with Japanese PC retailer Enterbrain, Sega are due to release a series of Netbooks. What makes these so appealing though is that they happen to be branded up in the style of a classic Sega console.

While this might not be the Sega revival we were all hoping for, it does, however, touch upon their colourful gaming past. The Sega Note PC features a changable outer case in the style of either a Mega Drive, Saturn, Dreamcast or a generic Sega blue colour. Clearly the gaming giant of yesteryear is very much hoping that gamers are feeling nostalgic.  

Unfortunately though, these new systems will not come populated with retro games nor emulators - something they could have easily capitalised on here. Having said that, these systems seem more than capable of running the older games, at least if the specs are anything to go by.

But actually getting our hands on one of these computers might be rather difficult. Not only are they rather expensive (Between ¥99,750 and ¥194,250 (approx. £700 to £1,300), but Sega sadly has no plans to release them internationally.

Link: Sega Note PC Series at Enterbrain

Last Updated ( 12 February 2013 )  


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(Link to this comment) liana-c 2013-02-12 21:14
lol, I wouldn't call a bunch of custom shell designs and wallpapers 'a return to the hardware market'..
(Link to this comment) Welshwuff 2013-02-12 21:29
with all the megadrive and dreamcast games on steam these days, this is rather neat!
(Link to this comment) Amarthar 2013-02-13 14:55
Add the Saturn USB controller and we have the Ultimate PC.
(Link to this comment) Tyron 2013-02-13 08:20
How long until Sony develop a grey Playstation backed laptop?
(Link to this comment) jake74 2013-02-13 15:15
Utterly rubbish designs. Wish they'd give us at a shot at it!
(Link to this comment) JoeMD 2013-02-14 06:31
While the themes are cool it doesn't justify buying a whole new computer. If it game with games and such preloaded then maybe, but not as is. If I could get one on the cheap itd be a nice addition to the collection but that is all.
(Link to this comment) TwoHeadedBoy 2013-02-15 20:56
Or they could always sell the stickers seperately?

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