Sure, we've got quite a few laptops kicking around the Engadget HQ, but we'd chuck them all in a heartbeat for a shot at this Atari 1500XL custom-built laptop from German modder Beetle. No expense was spared to give this thing an authentic look and feel, including the guts of three Ataris, a 1050 disk drive, 1027 printer, 1010 cassette player and a PC keyboard. Ben Heck might've done it first, but he's got some catch up to do on the aesthetics. Once Beetle gets an EV-DO card modded in there, our liveblogging experience will never be the same. There's video after the break.

[Via technabob]

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Atari 1500XL laptop mod: the best of 80's tech in a convenient modern form factor