Re: Ridiculous C64DTV laptop

From: Justin <shadow_at_darksideresearch.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 07:38:31 -0400
Message-Id: <F970D04C-89A9-4ECE-B97C-B3726C6E1A7F@darksideresearch.com>
On Apr 6, 2014, at 10:46 PM, Clockmeister <clockmeister@internode.on.net> wrote:

> 
> On 7/04/2014 10:08 AM, Justin wrote:
>> I would never have the passion to just sit down and build FIVE of these:
>> 
>> http://www.ebay.com/itm/C64p-C64DTV-based-C64-LAPTOP-includes-SD2IEC-Commodore-64-SX64-but-smaller-/231195117527?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item35d44d87d7
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> I have put a C64DTV in a 1571 case but I never use it. ( http://users.on.net/~clockmeister/other/C64-DTV/  omg that looks shoddy looking at it now :) The C64DTV just isn't all that compatible, and the SID emulation is pretty bad too.
> For a project it was fun, but to hand over about $1000AUD for that DTV based laptop, well no, I could never justify it when running an emulator on any laptop does a more then decent job.
> 
> Have to admire the work involved though, certainly requires passion and patience and certainly looks the goods.

Yes, and Iíll tell you in the end that while I had no intention of buying it, what I thought was really missing after all that effort was that he didnít make a keycap with the C= on it.  It kind of reminds me of all those Xbox 360 and PS3 laptops that Ben Heck built as demonstrations.

Justin

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