Who wants an ultrathin laptop, powered by blue methyl alcohol fuel? Find that and more in this strange list of laptops you don’t see everyday. Which ones are your favorites?

LG’s “E-Book” Laptop

This device sports an OLED display and is powered by blue methyl alcohol fuel instead of a regular lithium-ion battery.

The batteries of the LG e-Book use natural gas, methanol, and other eco-friendly liquid fuels. The fuel is stored in a transparent cylindrical hinge. Unlike LCD, OLED does not need a frame around it, and it consumes less electricity. The keypad will also be made of a singe OLED panel, like the one used in LG’s Chocolate Phone, according to the report


Custom Built Wii Laptop

Features include a 7-inch widescreen display, stereo speakers, Gamecube controller port, and an integrated sensor bar.

Ben Heck: “It’s the Wii laptop! We spent the last few weeks (including much time spent over the holidays evading relatives) slaving over this bad boy and finally it’s complete.”


NEC’s Duke Nukem-Inspired Notebook: TYPE-N01

NEC has partnered with Takara to bring you the TYPE-N01, a nifty Duke Nukem-inspired notebook that packs a 1.6GHz AMD Mobile Sempron 3200+ processor, 1GB of DDR2 memory, 80-100GB HDD, a self-destruct button, a dual-layer DVD burner, and a 15.4-inch WXGA scren. One drawback, this model is limited to just 300-units worldwide.

We’ve always dreamed of owning a laptop with enough power to launch missiles and take over small countries and now the mad scientists at NEC and Takara have teamed up to bring us the limited edition Type-N01. This eccentric laptop has the kind of looks to make even the meanest ToughBook cringe in fear

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Intel’s Mobile Concept PC

SiliconValleySleuth gives us a first look at Intel’s Mobile Concept PC. Just to recap, it features a 12-inch screen that can be positioned like a desktop LCD and moved backwards/forwards.[Source]

Steampunk Laptop

Yes, this Steampunk sculpture is actually a fully-functional laptop, complete with morse key and wooden space bar. Other features include Ethernet, USB connectivity, and VGA-out.

We’re not exactly sure how this actually works, but a creative Japanese fellow seems to have created a laptop that looks like something out of the movie “Pi.” The creator was inspired by both the Apple Mac (he wanted to make something completely different) and Terry Gilliam

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$336,557 Laptop

What makes this laptop worth $336,557 USD? To start, the circular shaped Tulip E-Go laptop has brilliant cut diamonds which are pave set with “surgical precision”. Plus, it also features an AMD 64 Turion Processor, 1GB PC3200 DDR RAM, ATI Radeon Xpress X200 Graphics Card, 100GB SATA Hard Drive, and 12.1″ Widescreen WXGA Display. So unless you are really into diamonds than you might be better off spending your money on this $25,000 Gold Gameboy.

“Tulip developed the E-Go lifestyle laptop to meet what it sees as a growing tendency towards design and personalisation. It’s an ‘easy going’ device that has the ability to reflect the individual personality and mood of the owner by changing the covers.”

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Fujitsu DJ-Turntable Notebook

T3 gives us a hands-on look at Fujitsu’s futuristic “DJ-Turntable” notebook, which sports a touch-sensitive backlit keyboard and a sleek industrial design.

XBox 360 Laptop

That’s right, Ben Heck has done it again, this time he’s built a custom XBox 360 laptop. It features a 17-inch widescreen display, integrated keyboard, Wi-Fi, and a 3-port USB hub. This laptop measures 6.75″ x 10.75″ x 2.8″ and weighs in at 14-pounds.

A friend of mine asked back in May “Can you build an Xbox 360 laptop?” And I responded “Sure, can you pay for it?” He agreed, and thus I set forth on what was surely to be my most complex and insanely ridiculous videogame project yet



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