Sure, you can throw a video game emulator on pretty much any computer and relive your youth by playing Pac Man, Frogger, and Galaga to your heart’s content. But it’s so much cooler if your computer looks like a classic arcade game tablet… which is why one hacker decided to dissect an old 9 inch Eee PC and throw the pieces back together into a custom case designed to look like an old video game tablet — complete with joystick buttons on the sides.
The cabinet is made of wood and aluminum, and there’s a clear plexiglass cover on the top where the display panel hangs out.
The guts of the system are still an Eee PC running Windows XP, so you could surf the web or do pretty much anything else. But it’s one heck of an awesome tabletop system for classic gaming.
The whole thing is up for auction on eBay now. But it’s not going to sell cheap. Last time I checked it was going for $560, and there are still 4 days left in the auction.
You can check out a video explaining the whole project after the break.