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Sega's new console-inspired laptops are retro gold

Sega is finally returning to the hardware market... well, sort of.

It's releasing a set of laptop PCs in Japan called the Sega Note, each designed to look like a retro Sega console.

The four covers - Mega Drive, Saturn, Dreamcast and standard blue Sega - can be removed and replaced, meaning you wouldn't need to buy four laptops.

However, while there are four different models, each with their own specs, only the most expensive "Premium" model (costing £1359) comes with all four covers.

For that you're getting a 2.40GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor, 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GT650M 1GB graphics card, a 120GB SSD and a Blu-ray writer.

Given the price of the Premium and the fact that you'd need to import it from Japan, it seems that for now all most of us can do is stare at them lovingly. If you're made of money though, you can pre-order them here from Enterbrain.

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