Aw Heck! An Atari 800 XE Laptop

This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.
This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.

Yeah we know it's a few days old, but we're cool with saving the best for a Friday, ya dig? Ben Heck, maker of all systems portable and custom, has busted out his latest (and probably greatest) creation: An Atari 800 XE laptop. This baby sports old-school wood panelling, an 8" screen, a CF drive to act as the 16mb hard disk, full-sized keyboard, and a lot more geeky stuff. He's been slowly working on this laptop since 2003 and finished it only recently. That's some dedication to such an ancient system. Everything was painstakingly hand-made and cut properly, etc. in classic Ben Heck fashion. The final result looks probably 400x better than a normal Atari 800, and if he sold these, you can bet we'd all be picking up one. Excuse me while I drool some more.

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