The Worst Laptop I Could Find.

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  • Dogeforlife
    Dogeforlife Před 19 dny +4396

    "Kids 4 and under can't handle this much disappointment." Absolute masterpiece of a line, thank you angry australlian man

    • Callum Lambkin
      Callum Lambkin Před 19 dny +83

      Most Aussies yell at the TV when watching footy, Wade decided it would be more productive if he yells at shitty electronics instead

    • King Flippynips
      King Flippynips Před 19 dny +12

      I had one of these when I was 5-6 and I loved it lol. It had a different theme with some investigator/cop animation that played on boot-up. The thing had an actual functioning Ethernet port (separate from the mouse port) and (Ancient) serial printer drivers.

    • DarkStar 3000
      DarkStar 3000 Před 19 dny +9

      An ad came at just the right time to cut off the “isappointment” part of disappointment, so uhhh…

    • Andriy
      Andriy Před 19 dny +4

      ​@King Flippynips What did the ethernet port do?

    • vorpi
      vorpi Před 19 dny

      @Andriy I'd love to know that too

  • Eurazba
    Eurazba Před 19 dny +680

    Aw man this brings me back. I used to have a janky, barbie-themed learning "laptop" just like this one with the huge bezel and everything as a kid. I loved it so much.

    • eyeintheskysi
      eyeintheskysi Před 18 dny +24

      Yesss I loved that thing! I would sit and listen to national anthems for so long. I still have the mouse somewhere.

    • o.7.0.7 Productions
      o.7.0.7 Productions Před 18 dny +12

      There was also a Superman one, and I had that. Same beautiful red screen, index and all.

    • JohnSalamii
      JohnSalamii Před 18 dny +12

      i think i had two of these, one of them was white with blue accents and the other one was a ladybug patterned one

    • 乇乂ㄒ尺卂 ㄒ卄丨匚匚
      乇乂ㄒ尺卂 ㄒ卄丨匚匚 Před 18 dny +8

      I had a hotwheels one as a kid

    • Laneyboo
      Laneyboo Před 18 dny +7

      i had a bratz one lol

  • ZeroSuitSamo
    ZeroSuitSamo Před 19 dny +360

    As far as computer themed toys for children go, that one is actually pretty neat. The working mouse is a treat. I have this weird thing, though, where I will notice some little charecter and wonder who drew that. Wonder how many people actually take the time to notice it. My daughter definitely never talked about the cute cartoon mouse playing soccer on the frame of the electronic soccer net toy, yet someone made that charecter, and it was printed on a sticker to put on the toy. So seeing those animations really hit that feeling hard. Someone made them, likely only for this one toy. I wonder how many people had ever seen them before today.

    • *Steel Beam*
      *Steel Beam* Před 17 dny +17

      Oh yeah. Now I wonder if there's a German word for that feeling...

    • Burn77oas7
      Burn77oas7 Před 16 dny +15

      Ya I think he doesn't realize it's a toy for children... as far as it's classification, it's not a laptop, but a learning tool for children designed to resemble a laptop and in that sense not really a nugget, but for a 5 year old a good bit of random fun and learning 🤷

    • MadameSomnambule
      MadameSomnambule Před 16 dny +11

      Sometimes I wonder that myself. Especially if the art style is really nice and cute or if the art looks janky as all hell.

    • ZeroSuitSamo
      ZeroSuitSamo Před 16 dny +14

      @MadameSomnambule yeah, when it's really nice, the thought is "someone put a lot of time and care I to your design, I wonder if any kids ever noticed you." And when it's super janky (this transfers to cheaply made toys in general too) its more of a "you poor thing, I wonder if any kid has ever really loved you" as if it's toy story or something lol

  • biglevian
    biglevian Před 19 dny +96

    I remember a friend in 6th grade was always bragging that he had a laptop (this was when the 3310 still reigned supreme). One day I went over there and it was one of these things. He made it out to be like a gaming laptop better than most consoles at the time...
    I acted like it was the coolest thing I've ever seen.

  • Helios8170
    Helios8170 Před 19 dny +179

    Wade, I have had a very rough week at work, today especially. Watching you yell at a laptop that is 50% bezel made it all worth it.

    • HappyBeezerStudios - by Lord_Mogul
      HappyBeezerStudios - by Lord_Mogul Před 18 dny +5

      I bet the computer inside that bezel isn't any bigger than that display. The only thing for it's size is to get the keyboard in.

    • A Burnt Cheeseburger
      A Burnt Cheeseburger Před 16 dny +2

      I hope your work week gets better by today! Watching Wade scream at stuff like this is weirdly relaxing. Like its so relatable to share the feelings here haha.

    • Helios8170
      Helios8170 Před 14 dny +1

      @A Burnt Cheeseburger I think it's because Wade talks like how all Americans *wished* Aussies talk 🤣

  • matiko280
    matiko280 Před 19 dny +82

    One must think that Frank is happy being the way they are.

  • Theoretically
    Theoretically Před 19 dny +3164

    I feel sorry for the kid that asked for a laptop for christmas and got this

  • Nick Wallette
    Nick Wallette Před 18 dny +51

    The graphics on the caterpillar game during the last half minute of the video were pretty good!
    True story: When I was a kid, I wanted a laptop so bad that I would take a piece of cardboard and draw my own keyboard and screen, then carry it with me on the school bus and pretend to use it. I also had a cardboard HiFi so I could listen to music.

  • Lucky Luca
    Lucky Luca Před 19 dny +237

    I love how they used Star Trek TNG transporter sound effects for scrolling between menu options right at the beginning at 04:55, did anybody else pick up on that? And then Halo button sounds later on, this machine really was ahead of it's time

    • Colin Padraic
      Colin Padraic Před 19 dny +41

      I heard it! I swear I heard the TNG "doorbell" sound effect too.

    • Terablast
      Terablast Před 18 dny +1

      Nice! I missed due to the bit crush

    • Gunhaver
      Gunhaver Před 18 dny +11

      Yeah, and the door chime is also in there. they sound like they were reproduced by hand too and not just a recording so it probably took some effort haha

    • Bad Anime Group
      Bad Anime Group Před 18 dny +4

      I'm glad I checked the comments because I watched the video at low volume at work, and the confirmation sound on the typing tutor sounded so familiar that it bothered me all day.

    • HappyBeezerStudios - by Lord_Mogul
      HappyBeezerStudios - by Lord_Mogul Před 18 dny +1

      @Colin PadraicI have that as my notification sound, so imagine the confusion when that thing starts beeping

    MAJEPHTIC Před 19 dny +56

    As a child, I had a similar one from V-Tech. It was less serious and more designed for kids, and it came with little game cartridges - loved it! Not for long, it got boring pretty fast. But it was very charming.

    • Shario D.N.
      Shario D.N. Před 10 dny +1

      I had a similar one from vtech too and I loved it! English is not my first language so i actually learned a lot with it

    • Blakksheep
      Blakksheep Před 8 dny

      Ooooo! Me too! I still have it in fact, still works too, though the screen is rather borked. Was yours also in French?

      MAJEPHTIC Před 8 dny

      @Blakksheep I'm glad it was not! That would have been weird for me as a German kid 😂

    • Blakksheep
      Blakksheep Před 8 dny +1

      @MAJEPHTIC well I'm not even European, so it was especially weird for me. I also accidentally found a backdoor in the code.

  • Katie M
    Katie M Před 15 dny +9

    I had a toy laptop like this when I was younger, and seeing this made the nostalgia hit so hard. I paused the video at one point and spent SO LONG looking it up to see if I could figure out which one I had. I couldn't find it and honestly it just feels like a fever dream that I even had it to begin with. I am pretty sure that it was made by Vtech, because those are the only ones that look even remotely close to what I remember. It had a ton of games and activities on it, and a tiny screen like this one. I honestly wish I still had it, or could, at the very least, find it online to prove that I actually did have it at one point lol

    • Shin Taco
      Shin Taco Před 5 dny

      It might be a "Talking Whiz-Kid"

    • Katie M
      Katie M Před 4 dny

      @Shin Taco I looked it up and the results were sooo close to what I remember. It's still driving me nuts that I can't find the exact one lol. But this is definitely in the right direction!

  • João Candeias
    João Candeias Před 19 dny +9

    I had a similar laptop to this when I was little. Unfortunately i don't remember the brand, but it was red and yellow and was a bit more basic compared than this, as it was intended for 5/6 years old (but some games were quite similar). The synth voice was in my native language (portuguese).
    I literally learned to read at 4 years old thanks to that little nugget, and it definetly paved the way for the tech passion i have today.
    Who knew that the worst laptops could unlock some of our best memories...
    Thanks Dankpods, amazing as always.

  • Daniel
    Daniel Před 19 dny +2455

    Ashens, LGR, and Dankpods all in one. Perfection.

    • Laurence Scully
      Laurence Scully Před 19 dny +224

      Just need Techmoan and the 8bit guy and bigclive and it will be complete

    • CyanoTex
      CyanoTex Před 19 dny +111

      ​@Laurence ScullyThe Infinity stones of technology CZcamsrs.

    • Random Accountant
      Random Accountant Před 19 dny +54

      ​​@Laurence ScullyAnd Maybe hugh Jeffrey's and psivewri as well
      Edit: Almost Forgot The retro Future, MattKC and MichaelMJD

    • Danny Stavs
      Danny Stavs Před 19 dny +18

      The crossover we all wished happened.

    • hectic scone
      hectic scone Před 19 dny +48

      @CyanoTex can't forget about Technology Connections!

  • Peppers515
    Peppers515 Před 19 dny +21

    I love that Wade always shouts out Ashens when he can.

  • P3nn
    P3nn Před 14 dny +5

    NOOOOO I remember getting a laptop exactly like this and I was so excited to get my first computer. I was a kid so I didn't realize how tiny the screen actually was until I opened it. I tried very hard not to look disappointed in front of my aunt. I played with it once and got bored of it.

    • Black Sabbath
      Black Sabbath Před 6 dny

      lmao this happens all the time as a kid

    PIXEL XQ Před 14 dny +2

    Fun fact, the company behind this made a Barbie themed version, and it has an audio in jack. The speakers (yes there are 2) are decent and surprisingly not mono. So you can get really fuzzy distorted audio if you so wish

  • Caitm8911
    Caitm8911 Před 19 dny +36

    Oh my god I forgot things like this existed. I had a "laptop" similar to this one growing up, and I was OBSESSED. This brings back memories

  • Andy Plays All Night
    Andy Plays All Night Před 18 dny +16

    I remember having something like this when I was a kid... back in the 90s.
    Based on the Vtech wiki/fandom page, it was the PreComputer Power Pad.
    I more or less learned basic Basic through it, and spent most of the time when I had it just on the Basic function.

  • SgtPeppers64
    SgtPeppers64 Před 19 dny +1172

    As an Oregonian, I'm proud that we were able to make the worst laptop that Wade could find

    • Projects and Stuff
      Projects and Stuff Před 19 dny +27

      I was waiting for him to try to pronounce Oregon...

    • M4A1_Sherman
      M4A1_Sherman Před 19 dny +9

      ​@Projects and Stuffhe pronounced it once, he did it correctly

    • Itsmejak 78
      Itsmejak 78 Před 19 dny +8

      @Projects and Stuff he does at 0:32 he doesn't absolutely butcher it either

    • Projects and Stuff
      Projects and Stuff Před 19 dny +5

      Oh wow, I don't know how I missed it! Thanks!

    • Murphy Gleske
      Murphy Gleske Před 19 dny +18

      @Projects and Stuff He did that fine. What I want to see is him try to say “Willamette.”

  • thegamemanic1911
    thegamemanic1911 Před 19 dny +18

    Man I had one of these as a kid. I loved it. This unlocked a ton of memories for me. As a dumb little kid, this thing was so much fun.

  • Passamarco
    Passamarco Před 19 dny +23

    I genuinely had one when I was 5 or 6 I remember usining it every day it was a blast. I almost forgot all these gorgeous sounds from my childhood. Thank you for bringing back all these memories

  • SolOfDragons
    SolOfDragons Před 17 dny +7

    Funnily enough, I had a similar device when I was younger. For christmas one year, I think I was 4 or 5, my parents got me one of those desktop-style learning computers. It had many games that I liked playing with, but I remember just how tiny the screen was. Oftentimes I wouldn't turn it on and just pretended to be an office worker in my bedroom. I was a strange kid but I loved it to bits. I remember, the monitor itself had a black bezel with all the games listed and a super simple little screen in the middle. There was also clear plastic that wrapped around the monitor. The keyboard was black with white keys and the mouse itself was solid black. I can't for the life of me remember the brand or model, and i've got no clue what happened to it.

  • Cyberate
    Cyberate Před 19 dny +15

    I love how they use Star Trek Sounds for nearly every single menu item. Beautiful.

  • Velololo Hime
    Velololo Hime Před 14 dny +1

    i had multiple toy laptops of this caliber, including what i think was the first version of this one! i legit had so much fun with these things and i still pull them out every few years for nostalgia lmao. also love to see my home state represented through garbage like this, it's great

  • large wall of beans
    large wall of beans Před 19 dny +1285

    The nugget classification has extended to the laptops. Can’t wait for airliners to be called nuggets.

    • Jak Luca
      Jak Luca Před 19 dny +54

      Do you mean Spirit Airlines?

    • Ch4z_Bucks
      Ch4z_Bucks Před 19 dny +38


    • Sgt Jonzo
      Sgt Jonzo Před 19 dny +10

      the cirrus vision jet is definitely a nugget

    • detroit metro dolphin skull
      detroit metro dolphin skull Před 19 dny +21

      Delta's CRJ200s (good riddance) they'd always fog up like a haunted house and passengers thought it was smoke

  • LostParadise
    LostParadise Před 19 dny +2

    Honestly, I can see this being really good as a niche tool to help kids learn. It teaches them bare minimum tech literacy (navigating menus, using a keyboard), exposes them to basic vocabulary... It's swamped today, and definitely outdated by 06, but I feel like this had potential.

  • grey is always here
    grey is always here Před 19 dny +5

    I feel honored to have been born and raised in the same place as this incredible piece of technology.

  • Alexandru Lipan
    Alexandru Lipan Před 19 dny +2

    I have a similar laptop made by Clementoni, that was pretty heavy and had both a serial and a parallel port, and has also a document editor that saved text in RTF.
    It has a mouse with a similar RJ connector, that I then spliced with a PS/2 connector and used on my following XP pc.
    Apparently, the mouse port was able to accept also internet connection up to 10-BaseT.

  • Windowcreeperbird
    Windowcreeperbird Před 19 dny +2

    I remember toys like these, but this the first time I've seen one that tried to look like a real laptop.

  • Aslinn
    Aslinn Před 19 dny +4

    I did a little looking around on the internet and it seems like the last one of these they released was the "PC Trainer 5" and it was in 2010. It looks only slightly better than this one, but it looks like it tried to copy the MacBook from 2006 as well as a HP Laptop from 2005 and it's very funny to actually use an older laptop design on a newer version of this thing. I also found one for sale. One of these PC Trainers also looked a bit like one of those coloured macs, the ibook from 1999 that was kind of clamshell-shaped. And I found this thing called "Oregon Scientific Accelerator X18" which seems functionally the same as a PC Trainer, but it looks like a sandwich press lmao.

  • Albinus
    Albinus Před 19 dny +412

    Thing is... My parents bought me one of these (The previous generation) when I was like 3 and I ABSOLUTELY loved it. I could spend literally hours upon hours doing God knows what and just learning stuff. It even taught me how to multiply, and I still have it somewhere in their place. You could even attach a printer to it through a prehistorical serial port.
    Besides, one of the activities was a bunch of National Anthems played with that crappy 8-bit like sound. I think that's why most of my little friends of that time ended up with migraines or voices in their heads.
    Thanks for the memories, Wade. Thank you a lot.

    • xiovi
      xiovi Před 19 dny +9

      Same. I had something really similar around 99/00, I don't think it had a full keyboard board, but it had the same bezels around the screen and some "fun" puzzle games

    • Aeduo
      Aeduo Před 19 dny +17

      It's not a collection of anthems if it's missing the USSR anthem.

    • Knaeckebrotsaege
      Knaeckebrotsaege Před 19 dny +12

      Similar story, I got a VTech Genius Leader 6000SL as a kid in the late 90s and I absolutely loved it. Bonus points: it actually tried teaching me a programming language (it had a whole BASIC interpreter built in and you could program your own things on it). Granted, not much of it stuck but hey...

    • DoctahJonez
      DoctahJonez Před 19 dny

      ​@xioviWas it a Vtech? I also had one similar

    • ุ Asteramwen
      ุ Asteramwen Před 19 dny

      I used to have a similar one, but it had a mandatory USB type of thing that you had to plug in to make it work, I forgot what was it's name.

  • Kamohelo Khomoeasera
    Kamohelo Khomoeasera Před 19 dny +3

    i had one of those. it was genuinely fun and taught me a lot. it was the only "computer" in the house at the time so it we found it quite revolutionary and i actually passed it down to my younger brother and he also enjoyed it. NB i live is South Africa.

  • unizero_
    unizero_ Před 17 dny +2

    I think I had a Vtech laptop like this as a kid! I remember it being pink, with a smaller bezel (by only 50%), a higher-resolution LCD, and having an ABCDE keyboard instead of QWERTY, which is a terrible idea for trying to teach a kid computer skills. I know I played with it a lot, but I don't remember exactly what I played on it, since it had a large game catalogue similar to this.

  • delimitnc
    delimitnc Před 18 dny +4

    As a child, I recall seeing "systems" like these in stores, and wondering just who was buying them. I seem to recall them being roughly the same price as the really cheap PDAs of the era, and those could do much, much more.

  • Brendan Donegan
    Brendan Donegan Před 19 dny +2

    I swear I vaguely remember having a toy laptop as a kid and I distinctly remember a massive bezel 🤣

  • Gaelyne Andersen Gasson
    Gaelyne Andersen Gasson Před 19 dny +3

    I remember that brand. They made a lot of stuff that looked high tech but once you got the box home disappointment was all you got. High prices too. I think they were in Dick Smith shops....

  • AntiVector
    AntiVector Před 19 dny +377

    I like how he's got so many patrons now that he has to talk for a while AND scroll really fast to get the credits in. Proud of him.

    • caspyberry
      caspyberry Před 18 dny

      The second thing I'm doing when i earn is sub to his patron

  • Squeezyb
    Squeezyb Před 19 dny +2

    Holy shit I knew this was vaguely familiar. I had the Batman Power Wing Laptop. I remember a few of the games were really good. It's all pretty vague but I do remember having loads of fun on that thing as a little kid. Never saw it as a "computer" though, definitely more like one of those McDonald's Sonic Games but larger scale kinda vibe

  • ThatOneBuilderGuy
    ThatOneBuilderGuy Před 19 dny +1

    As someone from Oregon, I can say we're happy to have brought this into existence

  • Filipe Freitas
    Filipe Freitas Před 14 dny

    When I was 6 I asked for a laptop for Christmas and got an old version of this. I think it’s not surprising how awesome this was back in the day for me. I remember playing snake for hours. Mine was light gray with white a transparent keyboard.

  • zoth
    zoth Před 19 dny +1

    You make so much content every week, I really hope you don't overexert yourself and be careful of burning out.

  • lemmonsinmyeyes
    lemmonsinmyeyes Před 18 dny +1

    I wonder if this was a thing in other places but, in the us, we used to get these awful paper magazines that advertised stuff to like, really old people. Coins, WW2 stuff, war documentaries, knickknacks, “military grade flashlights”, and old old terrible laptops. Like, 500$ for a really bad win XP in like 2012. You should try to find some of those bad Bois !

  • Kleverson Royther
    Kleverson Royther Před 19 dny +449

    Petition to put the mousepad over the ipad to protect that poor little thing

    • melonmelone
      melonmelone Před 19 dny +29

      Honestly the abuse that ipad faces makes me flinch every time

    • ShrekHas Covid19
      ShrekHas Covid19 Před 19 dny +7


    • iliveinapuddle
      iliveinapuddle Před 19 dny +1

      ​@ShrekHas Covid19tmi

    • Aeduo
      Aeduo Před 19 dny +2

      It already has a case on it.

    • Brian Clark
      Brian Clark Před 19 dny +2


  • jdenm8
    jdenm8 Před 19 dny +1

    I remember seeing these hunks of crap (or ones like it, they made a ton, even ones with brands) in a store locally when I was a kid and wanting one so *bad*. I don't even remember what else the store sold, only these stupid things. I think it might have originally been Optus Shop and the new tenant kept the Optus counter and all the store fittings?
    These weren't cheap either, I think the models available in 2002 were around $160?

  • APPA
    APPA  Před 19 dny

    I had something similar to this but it had these little DS cartridge things that had different themes and activities on them. These are truly fun and a good middleman between the real internet and a kids toy.

  • ReneeMagics
    ReneeMagics Před 19 dny +1

    Oh my god this brought back a core memory. I remembered I use to have a learning laptop similar to that and I always loved playing on it as a kid, especially on the music option. Too bad I cant remember hat happened to it-

  • Drewzero1
    Drewzero1 Před 19 dny +1

    I asked for one of these every year for Christmas until I gave up and took apart an old Smith-Corona word processor to make my own. I definitely would've been a little disappointed at pretty much any age anyway.

  • Clay Williams
    Clay Williams Před 18 dny

    I loved their touch globes, I remember saving huge amounts of money as a kid to get the globe that talked to me about certain places and things

  • John Clayton
    John Clayton Před 19 dny +592

    This reminds me the V-Tech laptop I had as a kid. My most clear memory of that laptop was putting in the gutter after a big rainstorm and letting the current carry it down into the storm drain outside the house.

    • Jonathan Denton
      Jonathan Denton Před 19 dny +51

      That's one way to get rid of it!
      It's probably in the garbage patch in the ocean now.

    • DrNekobeard
      DrNekobeard Před 19 dny +6

      I also had one of those it was awful lol

    • Onio Saiyan
      Onio Saiyan Před 18 dny +37

      Me: sees V-Tech
      Also me: “but did it kick in?”

    • Blakksheep
      Blakksheep Před 18 dny +4

      Oooo! Me too! I still have it actually, and it still works, though the screen is rather busted. Was yours also entirely in French?

    • SirSmokeAlot732
      SirSmokeAlot732 Před 18 dny +3

      That is hilarious to me. I don't know why😂

  • Pabblo
    Pabblo Před 19 dny

    Thing is... my parents bought this for me when I was 1 year old (so yeah, barely able to walk or even talk) and I loved it (at the time). I could literally spend hours doing God knows what and just learning stuff. It's still probably hidden somewhere in my parent's apartment.
    Then, when I was around 3 or 4, I got introduced to real computers, first through my dad's PC (a Windows XP-era PC with some sort of AMD CPU), then later I got my own PC (a PC with a Core 2 Duo, which lasted me until 2017).

  • Some random Idiotic nerd

    Just had a shit day at work, but getting home and realizing a Thursday meant it was time for a Dankpods video made everything worth it

  • MCB Channel
    MCB Channel Před 18 dny +1

    from embedded system developer perspective it’s quite astonishing that it’s really has a working mouse! i’d like to see the screen being cut replaced with real 14” laptop screen with its gut stripped replaced with raspberry pi.

  • Alonso Mendoza
    Alonso Mendoza Před 19 dny +1

    I had the kids version of this. Not to imply this is something an adult would use unironically, but I had one with basically the same games and layout except it was blue and yellow and was sold to my parents as a learning tool for kids who were into tech

  • Toca Moca
    Toca Moca Před 18 dny +6

    I had a laptop like this when I was little. This video unlocked a new memory I genuinely forgot that thing existed

  • OzRetrocomp
    OzRetrocomp Před 19 dny +719

    I don't suppose James could (carefully) tear this down at all? I'm dying to know what CPU this thing has.

    • sheppardpat47
      sheppardpat47 Před 19 dny +188

      Mostly just a simple black blob on the motherboard
      Like NES on a chip

    • Austin O2
      Austin O2 Před 19 dny +186

      Odds are its an Intel Core i5 13600K based on the graphics and performance

    • some random guy i guess
      some random guy i guess Před 19 dny +60

      I would die if it has the same 2 cent samsung chip as cheap ipod knockoff nuggs

    • No
      No Před 19 dny +71

      You are lucky if it even has any identifiable parts on it

    • Mr.Derpy
      Mr.Derpy Před 19 dny +4

      Probably a samsung

  • tomrow
    tomrow Před 19 dny +2

    These are toys for toddlers. I imagine they were very low cost, but I can't be sure. I had a desktop version of this. It also had a card slot, although it didn't come with any such cards.

  • Jas Singh
    Jas Singh Před 19 dny

    I had something pretty similar to this growing up, tiny screen and all. It was made by vtech and was still an absolute nugget looking back on it but at least the trackpad on it was an actual trackpad.

  • Claugustus
    Claugustus Před 15 dny

    Holy shit you just brought back memories. My grandma had two of these actually for the kids to play with. They were fun for a bit. It's obviously not a real laptop lol.

  • Quinn Kirlew
    Quinn Kirlew Před 18 dny

    I was given a Batman version of one of these as a kid one Christmas by an extended family member (I forget which). It was pretty neat, it had wings that extended, no trackpad as far as I remember tho. I played with it that night while we were staying at my grandparent's house, but I don't think I ever saw it again after that. I have a suspicion my parents got rid of it, either because they didn't want my child mind corrupted by "computers", or the sound of Batman saying "are you ready to face the challenge" repeatedly was just too annoying lol.

  • jg88
    jg88 Před 19 dny

    Mannn, I actually had this as a child. So wild to see it and relieve the faint memories. Unironically, as an only child with no friends I spent a lot of time on this rock and genuinely enjoyed it. I probably owe my slightly above average typing speed to this thang. Now I’ll probably be forced to buy one and sample the shit. Thanks I guess.

  • Zeb McCollum
    Zeb McCollum Před 19 dny +343

    I love how the mouse uses an RJ45 plug. It’s like the manufacturers picking out which one to use were like, well they are both used in computers. The USB uses too much metal. That too expensive.

    • HappyBeezerStudios - by Lord_Mogul
      HappyBeezerStudios - by Lord_Mogul Před 18 dny +30

      I had a keyboard that used an RJ11 to connect to the cable. Which could be taken off. And if you pry it open and take the foil and pcb out, the rest could just go into the dishwasher.

    • AIO inc.
      AIO inc. Před 17 dny +9

      Modular jacks are easy to make and you won't hurt anything by plugging a real LAN into this machine nor that mouse into a network jack. I met one which did use fake USB! It killed the USB controller I plugged it into.
      This is more for the sanity of the parents which own it.

    • parekhnirajj123
      parekhnirajj123 Před 17 dny +8

      Just imagine mouse uses 3.5 mm jack

    • HappyBeezerStudios - by Lord_Mogul
      HappyBeezerStudios - by Lord_Mogul Před 17 dny +9

      @parekhnirajj123 sure, why not. I've had a camera that could output video and audio over 3.5 mm. For a mouse it needs 4 contacts, which is a thing with those plugs.

    • Burn77oas7
      Burn77oas7 Před 16 dny +1

      It's a toy, not an actual laptop,is everyone that dense, seriously?

  • Matt H
    Matt H Před 19 dny

    I had something very similar as a kid but it was Star Wars themed. It looked like a stormtrooper helmet, and even as a ~5 year old I remember being kinda disappointed at the size of the screen lol. It had no mouse or trackpad, the trackpad was just a giant button. It was still a lot of fun to little kid me though.

  • Zsandor
    Zsandor Před 19 dny

    20 now but I remember laptops like this still coming out around when i was 10 advertised for kids, had a couple! They all had a huge bezel with numbers of things you can do like this one.

  • hambo747
    hambo747 Před 19 dny

    I had this as a kid! I got one for Christmas one year and loved it so much. I found it a while ago and looked through it and was kinda amazed what would keep me entertained when I was a kit

  • Everett Moore
    Everett Moore Před 17 dny

    Ive definitely had this exact pc, although the chassis mighta looked a lil different i remember the bezel menu and everything 😂

  • rockrocket54
    rockrocket54 Před 19 dny +1

    This video unlocked a hidden memory; I completely forgot I had one as a kid. Don't remember much about it but I bet it's lying around in the attic somewhere.

  • Tookey Dookey
    Tookey Dookey Před 19 dny +152

    As someone who grew up with a bunch of these things, I can tell you that the huge bezel does not bother me whatsoever LOL! That's pretty much the norm of these. I still love these laptops because of their charm! I hope someone makes an app emulating these toys or something, that would be pretty nice! If there's a Speak & Spell app, why isn't there an app for these toys?! And no, this is not the worst laptop ever. This was just what I needed, awesome video!😁👌

    • Don't Read My Profile Picture
      Don't Read My Profile Picture Před 19 dny

      Don't read my name,

    • Syn
      Syn Před 19 dny +5

      As a software developer, I thought this was pretty impressive, the passion is clearly there, considering that it's likely a small team that worked on it, I tried to find source code but couldn't, it's highly unlikely this would be re-created as an app, it's way too much work

    • Oscar Cacnio
      Oscar Cacnio Před 19 dny +2

      ​@Syn There might be a small group of people out there attempting to dump the ROM of this thing as we speak.

  • CodyGriz
    CodyGriz Před 15 dny

    This is the kind if christmas gift the aunt who "heard you liked computers" would give you. This is up there with the RC cars that were attached by wire to the controller

  • Misty Skies
    Misty Skies Před 19 dny

    Oh my God I had an older one of these growing up and this unlocked a core memory, it honest to God got me into computers, but only because I wanted to experience a better one lol
    Now I'm going into software engineering and do IT XD

  • Nikapocalypse
    Nikapocalypse Před 18 dny

    I had something like this in the nineties... so this was waaay outdated the second it left the factory. Though mine didn't have a mouse, instead it was a weird mini joystick thing in the middle of the keyboard.

  • Airborne
    Airborne Před 19 dny

    90% sure I had one of these as a kid. Even as a little child, I remember it being extremely disappointing and hard to use.

  • Ashton Scorpius
    Ashton Scorpius Před 15 dny

    I had a toy laptop like that as a kid. Lot of happy nostalgia watching this video.

  • Mauro C
    Mauro C Před 19 dny +99

    Holy shit, as soon as i saw the tiny screen i recognized it. I was given one of these as a kid, mine was blue and had no mouse but it was the same system. I LOVED it, even if neither me or my parents could understand english, i still remember when my cousin took it from me and i was forced to "share" it with her (aka just give it to her), but gladly my grandma hid it as soon as she got bored and gave it back to me. That cousin ended up getting a pink one with a mouse and making fun of me.
    Good memories

  • Micro USB
    Micro USB Před 16 dny

    I had a Hot Wheels "laptop" like this when i was younger. And, honestly as a kid it was super fun to use and it was cool to have your own "computer". Especially in the tbe early 2000s when it was all still somewhat new.
    Although to be fair the HWs one might actually be better than this. Maybe check it out?

  • flumi
    flumi Před 14 dny

    I used to have this kind of tutor laptop in the early 2000, albeit with a much smaller bezel.
    It was my first ever birthday gift and I remember that I just can't wait to go home from school, open the laptop & play with it. It was that bulky that it didn't fit my rather small backpack.

  • *Steel Beam*
    *Steel Beam* Před 17 dny

    I had a blue and yellow thing like this. The mouse was attached to the "laptop" and only had a "track wheel", which means you could only move the cursor right or left.
    The keyboard was stiff af, and the keys looked like the ones on a cheap calculator, and you had to press real hard to type anything.
    I was like 6 years old, and the fast typing game scared the shit out of me, because it made a loud BEEEEP when you let the letters fill the screen.

  • Zeke Nelsons
    Zeke Nelsons Před 14 dny

    Using a similar learning "laptop" in like 1994 is one of my earliest memories! Somehow, I actually think mine was cooler than this 2006 one?? The voice in mine could actually sing! (jankily, of course) And I actually think it had multiple voices to choose from? At least a "guy" voice and a "girl" voice.

  • Vazikli Duokoda
    Vazikli Duokoda Před 16 dny

    Honestly I have never had something like this as a kid however it still manages to bring back old memories

  • Osei Dwomoh
    Osei Dwomoh Před 19 dny +327

    I remember having a VTech toy laptop when I was young. Until I broke it with a pencil. Ah. Childhood.

    • tez
      tez Před 19 dny +20

      THATS why this seemed eerily familiar, i had the v-tech one too! i actually forgot all about it

    • SuperMax64
      SuperMax64 Před 19 dny +7

      holy wowzers, fellow vtech laptop users? I think I still have mine in a cupboard somewhere

    • salvinu enthusiast
      salvinu enthusiast Před 19 dny +6

      I had a vtech laptop and I still use that nugget's mouse pad to this day with my gaming mouse. If it works...

    • Juan Pablo Arámbula Velasco
      Juan Pablo Arámbula Velasco Před 19 dny +1

      I had 2 models, they were one of the computers of all time

  • Gooby
    Gooby Před 19 dny

    As sad as it is this was unironically my favorite thing to play with when I was a teeny tiny babby. It wasn’t the exact one but it basically did the same thing (if anything, it was actually worse since it had no mouse and everything was accessed with its own button on the keyboard lol)

  • Katie Maurer
    Katie Maurer Před 19 dny

    I quite literally have been watching this guy for 3 years on and off at this point, my favorite CZcamsr if I'm ever sad

  • kitsunedesu
    kitsunedesu Před 19 dny

    I remember having a similar toy like this, and they actually got the entire screen instead of just a rectangle. It was also well made and kinda heavy so my toddler self needed help. Either way I just wanted to say, I'm lucky my parents didn't cheap out.

    • Slash0mega
      Slash0mega Před 17 dny

      thats amazing, i seen so many variations of this toy but never seen one without a giant bezel :D

  • Frikas Gamer
    Frikas Gamer Před 19 dny

    i love watching theses nugs work from a programmers perspective,
    cause nugget or not the coding part has to be legit to make a frank work even in the worst laptop possible
    who would do this???

  • First Name Last Name
    First Name Last Name Před 17 dny +1

    The one that I had that was similar to this when I was a kid in like the early 2000s the top part was shaped like a face with headphone on. That's where the speaker was. Also that means it wasn't rectangular shaped.
    The keyboard was in alphabetical order and definitely not like a real computer at all.
    This thing was purple and white with orange or yellow keys if I remember correctly. So definitely not a leapster

  • Daniil Gentili
    Daniil Gentili Před 19 dny +162

    I had this exact same laptop as a kid, this brings back fond memories, used to play with it all the time :)
    At one point I even tried plugging in an actual Ethernet cable into the mouse port, connecting it to a router, to my disappointment it just periodically emitted a warning sound :)

    • Snow Bunny Karry
      Snow Bunny Karry Před 19 dny +4

      I had something similar when I was a tween. It was a vtech with the optional extra software already on the flash memory. I hated it :'3

    • Fritzy Fox
      Fritzy Fox Před 19 dny +1

      I remember owning a vtech nitro notebook as a kid. It was actually pretty fun and I remember it having some decent games on it. The thick bezel is still pretty funny in retrospect 😂

    • Don't Read My Profile Picture
      Don't Read My Profile Picture Před 19 dny

      Don't read my name,

    • Fritzy Fox
      Fritzy Fox Před 18 dny

      Don't read this comment ☝

  • Oshwaflz
    Oshwaflz Před 19 dny

    in 06 ish when i was 4, we had this "laptop" that was essentially that but worse and i LOVED IT it had maybe 10 things to do, and most of them were school related, no trackpad, only like the keys worked but it was amazing and jumpstarted me being better at math than my classmates especially in the small town i lived in till i was 10.

  • Jozefa Vescio
    Jozefa Vescio Před 19 dny

    I think I had something like this but it was Barbie themed, and low key was my favorite toy until I lost it. Now that I know the worlds secrets I think my parents just threw it out because of how annoying it was 😂😂😂

  • Tim Broers
    Tim Broers Před 19 dny

    I used to have one of these as a kid, before we even had a computer at all. With even less features but I loved it. I could pretend to have a laptop, hotdamn

  • NJR10
    NJR10 Před 6 dny

    I had one of these back ago, cant believe it was the most impressing and amazing piece of toy i can ever use lmao

  • Michael Ball
    Michael Ball Před 18 dny

    I used to have one of these! So many memories. It was like a 'my first laptop' for kids under 5 or 6. I'm pretty sure it was from before 2006 though. I was very young so it would have been around 2001-02.

  • Dissociated Women Incorporated

    It sounds to me like some of the sound effects are stolen from Star Trek: The Next Generation, but being destroyed by the terrible speakers. Like when you go through the different choices on the main menu I’m pretty sure that’s the transporter sound effect, and I heard some game bleeps that sounded specifically like the bleeps of the ship’s computer (edit: it’s the doorbell, I’m such a petaQ) in that show.

    • Interference22
      Interference22 Před 19 dny +30

      The menu option switch noise is absolutely the transporter noise from TNG.

    • Dissociated Women Incorporated
      Dissociated Women Incorporated Před 19 dny +12

      @Interference22 and those beeps in half the games _(Snake: Frank’s Revenge_ being one that had this beep) sound like one of the comm system beeps from TNG-era LCARS.

    • Arnox
      Arnox Před 19 dny +15

      THANK YOU. Those success sounds were the damn doorbell on the Enterprise. That sound is burned into my memory.

    • fish corpse productions
      fish corpse productions Před 19 dny +6

      it’s the next computer generation!

    • mam693
      mam693 Před 19 dny +2

      @Interference22 My first thought was the transporter from I'm not sure

  • AdrianDX
    AdrianDX Před 9 dny

    Got one of these for christmas some year. First thing I did was plug it into some random power supply. Worked great for 5 minutes. Then the thing suddenly stopped working and never worked since. That christmas I learned my first lesson within the category “any power supply isn’t just any power supply.”

  • James Irwin-McConnell
    James Irwin-McConnell Před 18 dny

    I'm impressed by the mouse to this day 😂better scroll than my old gateway ball mouse

  • trainman665
    trainman665 Před 18 dny

    OH MY GOD. My youngest brother used to have one of these, might still be in a cupboard somewhere. The sounds bring back memories. I was waiting for you to be blown away by the lid flinging itself open 😂.

  • 750i
    750i Před 18 dny

    When he said “huge bezels” I first thought those black side rails were the bezels and thought that’s amazing for its time. Then he pointed out the gray area is all bezel.

  • Alt Image Design Perth
    Alt Image Design Perth Před 14 dny

    I had a hotwheels one as a kid. Probably the best laptop i've ever owned. Bet it's still playing it's silly little sounds in a landfill somewhere or spent it's life been donated from op shop to cashies on a regular basis.

  • F I J I W A T E R
    F I J I W A T E R Před 19 dny +200

    I had a Hot Wheels version of this with the exact same software, the only difference is that it had a really cool speedometer built into it

    • That Person With A MLP Icon Who Starts Flamewars
      That Person With A MLP Icon Who Starts Flamewars Před 19 dny +34

      Imagine rigging that up to your honda civic

    • Jacob Middleton
      Jacob Middleton Před 19 dny +4

      Beat me to it in the comments, I also had a spider man themed one

    • Sam S
      Sam S Před 19 dny +5

      @That Person With A MLP Icon Who Starts Flamewars
      Lmao if it was like that one FnF scene with the guy playing Gran Turismo in his car instead it’s the hotwheels bezel computer 9000

    • Ch4z_Bucks
      Ch4z_Bucks Před 19 dny +5

      That way you can track how fast you throw it when you have a tantrum because you couldn't get your cheddarmite scrolls

    • Ollie
      Ollie Před 19 dny +4

      i had a batman one with, believe it or not, MORE BEZEL

  • Harry's Litposts
    Harry's Litposts Před 19 dny

    omg I remember asking my parents for a laptop for christmas one year and they got me this. I was absolutely devastated.

  • MC Chase Productions
    MC Chase Productions Před 19 dny

    I already knew that the touchpad would be a D pad to move a curser around. How do I know this? Well funny enough I used to have a toy laptop when I was a little kid, I think it was a Blue Hat Toy Company branded one called the Teach & Talk Activity Laptop, at least a Blue variant on the laptop

  • Luno
    Luno Před 19 dny +1

    This hit me like a truck, we used to have this in our family. Mmmmmm the fun it brought to the after dinner table 🥴😌