If your looking for a Notebook with an artistic design to it then you could probably splash the cash on a Dell Inspiron R series with their fancy snap-on back covers. However if your tastes are decidedly of a more classical vintage and your in the market for a Notebook that looks more like a Victorian music box then the Datamancer Steampunk Laptop might be exactly what your looking for. This Notebook is effectively a modern PC laptop with cutting edge internals all packed into a unique modified chassis that includes “elaborate display of clockworks under glass, engraved brass accents, claw feet, an antiqued copper keyboard and mouse, leather wrist pads, and customized wireless network card. The machine turns on with an antique clock-winding key by way of a custom-built ratcheting switch made from old clock parts.”
The DVD-drive is enclosed in a wooden pop-out drawer. Datamancer have yet to provide details on the hardware specs inside but have promised the latest tech for all your gaming needs. Whats more its advertised that the retail version, due to launch soon, will be as convenient to carry around as a traditional consumer notebook. However the specs of this Steampunk Retro Notebook will be less of a concern for some as this is really a niche novelty collectors item for cocktail party talking points and consumers with either a lot of taste or no taste at all depending on your opinion of the machine’s design. As one would expect for such a specialized and luxury artistic machine this won’t come cheap. At an initial discounted price of $5,500 and $7,500 thereafter there has got to be more affordable ways to turn heads at the local Coffee Shop.
Click on the video box below to play the demo video of the Datamancer Steampunk Laptop.