Ben Heckendorn has mad Xbox hacking skills, and has used his powers to create the worldâ€™s first (and probably only) Xbox 360 laptop. Thatâ€™s right, I said laptop. It started when a friend of his asked if it was possible to build an Xbox 360 laptop. His response: â€œSure, can you pay for it?â€ The rest is videogame hacking history. Features include:
- 17″ wide (diagonal) 1280×720 progressive-scan LCD VGA monitor (for HD-level resolutions) Thus you can actually read the text in Dead Rising.
- Water-cooled with custom-built radiator. Allows for a slimmer main body versus the mammoth heat sinks in a stock 360.
- Built-in keyboard and Wi-Fi.
- USB hub allows original number of 3 USB ports for user.
- All-aluminum case, except for plastic keyboard / ring of light / screen control area.
- Uses single customized “expanded” power supply brick for both screen and Xbox 360.
- Breakout ports on back allow hookup to component TV, VGA monitor, sound system (analog or TOSlink) and even crummy composite video.
- Size: 16.75″ x 10.75″ x 2.8″ Weight: 14 pounds (with water loaded).
All told, there is over $1200 in parts and machining costs in this beast, not counting man-hours to design and put everything together. Head on over to his site, where every step of his creation has been documented and photographed. While youâ€™re there, check out Benâ€™s other portable videogame system hacks. I must say, heâ€™s been struck quite a few times by the talent stick.
[Via: MAKE: Blog]