HP ZT1000 Laptop Gets Victorian Style Makeover

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The HP ZT1000 is a pretty old laptop, it uses a Pentium 4-M processor and weighs a hefty 7.6-pounds. Though it is a few years old, it’s not from the Victorian Ages — but one technology tinkerer who blends old age design with current technology has refurbished an HP ZT1000 to look like it’s straight out of the year 1850.

This is what an HP ZT1000 looked like when it was released in 2003:

And after a man named Doc Datamancer took his talent for taking a modern day piece of technology and making it look like it’s from the Victorian ages, in what’s called "Steampunking", his ZT1000 looks like this:

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The best thing is that the Steampunked ZT1000 turns on with a wind of the key you see at the front, it can boot into Windows XP or Linux Ubuntu.

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The specs of this laptop include a 1.9GHz Pentium 4-M processor, 512MB of RAM, 15-inch active matrix screen, ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 graphics with 32MB of VRAM, 40GB HD and CD-RW/DVD combo drive. The case is made of brass, wood and leather. See the entire project and more pictures at Doc Datamancer’s website. This is what you’d call a working piece of art — see the ornateness of the lid if you had any doubt about that:

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