Magnificent Commodore 64 Laptop by Ben Heckendorn
Ben Heckendorn breathes rarefied air among the hacker/modder elite. From his earliest days creating handheld Atari 2600 systems, to his mindboggling conversions of modern systems, his work has always been among the best. Today he unveiled his Commodore 64 laptop, and it truly is breathtaking. The case design looks like it could have existed in the 80's, yet it has many distinctively modern amenities like a sharp LCD screen, and an SD card reader to make it easy to run software copied from a PC.
The important thing to realize in Ben's designs is that he's not merely creating a cool looking case for an emulated retro system - he is using original authentic 80's computer hardware inside. For this project he started with a C64-C which had the smallest motherboard of the classic Commodores. This project even uses the original keyboard!
Commodore did their best to create a luggable C64 back in the 80's. Too bad they didn't use their engineer's efforts to develop a time machine instead to reach into the future and see what a portable C64 was always meant to look like.