Datamancer's Steampunk Laptop


This beautiful music box can’t be found in any antique shop. Because it’s a laptop computer!


This may look like a Victorian music box, but inside this intricately hand-crafted wooden case lives a Hewlett-Packard ZT1000 laptop that runs both Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux. It features an 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.

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I have a fifties portable typewriter--a tiny thing where only 92% of the keys work--and I always call it my laptop. But this is way cooler.
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You know what's funny to me? First thing I thought when I realized what I was looking at (a laptop), was "I'd rather have that than that POS Macbook they just took most of the features out of (66% battery life, -1 USB port, no ethernet, no DVD or CD drive, -25% CPU speed, -50% RAM capacity.)

What a beautiful piece of work. Just stunning.
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