SEGA partners with Enterbrain to create SEGA Note PCs


You wanted SEGA hardware? Here’s your SEGA hardware! SEGA has teamed up with Japanese PC retailer Enterbrain to create the SEGA Note PCs. Features of the entry-level include an Intel Pentium 2020M chip with a 500GB hard drive and 4GB of RAM, the next model up features an Intel Core i3-3120M processor, 500GB hard drive and 8GB of RAM, and replaces the lower model’s DVD drive with a Blu-ray reader. The third version has an Core i7-3630QM chip with 8GB of RAM and a 120GB SSD, and the top-end model matches those specs and replaces the Blu-ray reader with a writer. All models feature a Full HD 15.6″ display, and a choice of four lid finishes – a basic SEGA blue, Mega Drive, Saturn and Dreamcast. The top-tier model comes with all four lid types, which can be easily swapped out. Prices range from ¥99,750 to ¥194,250. Currently, these are Japan only. Pre-orders are currently being taken for the hardware, and it appears that if a certain number is not reached, the PCs will not be produced. Imagine: a SEGA PC loaded with all the SEGA PC game releases. That is a SEGA game on SEGA hardware! Close enough, right?

Thanks to SEGAbits forum member ROJM for the tip. After the break, check out a gallery of the various awesome lids!


15 responses to “SEGA partners with Enterbrain to create SEGA Note PCs

  1. Monty says:

    Mmmmm… Segalicious…. *drool*

    No, seriously! These better become available to the US someday. Those laptops better sell so that it’ll be possible!

  2. Will says:

    nice looking laptops, the specs kinda suck though…. a core i3M is really slow. but usually got good battery life. I guess it would be good if all you do is plan on using the internet and microsoft word.

  3. CrazyTails says:

    ……………………. wow

  4. I agree with Will on this. These things are underpowered, especially for a computer that hasn’t even been built yet. The coverings are vaguely SEGA related, but other than that, what makes them special? No Sega OS? How about built in emulators to lplay Sega CD, Saturn and Dreamcast discs? That would be something.

  5. Betablocker says:

    Would’ve been fun if the skins matched the hardware.

    For example Master System would be the cheapest laptop, with the most minimum specs. 13″

    The MD would be the best balance of price and hardware. 14″

    The Saturn would be the heaviest and bulkiest. 17″

    The Dreamcast would be like the Saturn, but in a slimmer body. 15″

  6. Randroid says:

    Oh man, I want one so bad (either basic blue, or the Saturn one).

    Sega is a funny company. You wake up in the morning and never know what crazy news you’ll get.

  7. Hitrax says:

    Brilliant! Where would you be able to get these from outside Japan?

  8. Wanton says:

    Is the hardware really Sega’s though, or just the lids?

  9. Lenticular Leo says:

    Yes, I’d like to know too, how much involvement with these laptops does Sega have? Could this be the start of a new line business for Sega, making them a laptop manufacturer as well as a video game company?

    If it does good too, Sega could use this as a springboard back into the console home hardware market once again (as it’s drastically changing with Androids, digital platforms by every company owning their own eventually), just look at Valve, who make the popular digital platform Steam, they are making their own console now too called the Piston.

  10. CaledonianSP says:

    Just got this translation from the official site link….

    “[Product Description]

    Prepare a Windows theme (Sega Saturn) “” DC (Dreamcast) “, type 3 ●” MD (Mega Drive) “” SS.
    The pre-recorded three themes that you can change at any time. The concept according to each of the selected hard, wallpapers and icons, sound system is automatically set! SE of the title favorite if sound, may also expedite work than usual! ? ※ We will post more information as soon as it is determined. ● full charm of SEGA! From the title that was released in three major hard, with hundreds of dedicated notebook PC this wallpaper! Song title is expected to be around 60 titles in total. – From Mega Drive “about 20 titles, such as” Golden Axe “” Rent A Hero – Sega Saturn from about 20 titles including Animal “” Gunstar Heroes “Baku Baku” Dream cast from “Eternal Arcadia” “Segagaga” “Romania # 203” about 20 titles including “Zombie Revenge” Song ※ The wallpaper is similar to (SEGA, MD, SS, DC) and also four. ※ The recording another title will be posted as soon as they are determined. ● Prepare a model of the notebook PC has all four types. PC SPEC body can choose from premium (with the top 4 seeds) Light, Standard, and high-spec,. ● The premium model comes with four top board from the beginning! With the top plate “SEGA” “MD” “SS” “DC” four. Follow the instructions included with your ※, please replace on your own. ※ top plate “SEGA” on the main body is installed. ※ each baking sheet “MD” “SS” “DC” will be attached each one. So I dyed with “SEGA” while also positively outside “SEGA NOTE PC”, and if you can be released on June 3 and date of establishment of SEGA, thank you for a reservation! ! ■ from Okamoto Hmm Bubpa planners SEGA goods from the end of 2011, about two years ago … in fact, we had been trying to develop an idea to develop a notebook PC which the motif is one of successive hard Sega. Clear the various circumstances a company, you may be able to develop more and more really! When it becomes, the question that came out was involuntarily “…. Probably the most popular SEGA fan which hard.” There is also become the 21st century, the world is has led (in the web). Also obtained planning approval Sega Store personnel, conducted a survey to the head this year between the end of last year. (If you gave me answer those. Thank you) moved mind and affiliates each development in-house to climax than expected of itself questionnaire, better yet read the entire voice that we receive, and discussions with the project members we’ve decided to say that one type, developed in all four species was added to the corporate design Sega Mega Drive, Sega Saturn, and Dreamcast. To delight all those who have hard feelings for each each, select the title, it was recorded as “SEGA NOTE PC”. I’m really happy to be able to release goods, including each of the planning from the voice of the questionnaire, we are developing at the same time, and to everyone for flagging enjoy. ※ “SEGA NOTE PC (Light) (SEGA top panel)” that is used in the image is. (C) SEGA image you are using for ※ This page is not in production. Might be different shades, such as the shape of the actual product.”

    If you want the link, go to the ‘That damn pixel’ page, and look at their 12th Feb news update, at the end of the article is the link to the official site I got this from.

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