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Ben Heckendorn made a freaking Xbox 360 laptop, (buy his book, seriously) he writes – “A friend of mine asked back in May “Can you build an Xbox 360 laptop?” And I responded “Sure, can you pay for it?” He agreed, and thus I set forth on what was surely to be my most complex and insanely ridiculous videogame project yet…

  • Uses a 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)


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[via] – photos & build log.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. Frodus says:

    wow.. thats all i can say. Truly a work of art.

  2. spyker3292 says:

    the site doesn’t work

  3. spyker3292 says:

    site doesn’t work

  4. Noelz says:

    yo that is soo cool. can u make me one but with a regular xbox?

  5. jabalpur says:

    Uses a 17″ wide (diagonal) 1280×720 progressive-scan LCD VGA monitor (for HD-level resolutions) Thus we can actually read the text in Dead Rising.

  6. Bobby123456789 says:

    Yo dude that looks really cool and i just wanted to know if u could make me one i will pay

    p.s. u must be supersmart

  7. toymachine8191 says:

    this is realy cool you should think about selling this you could get mad money

  8. Jeff says:

    Ill pay you to make me one

  9. Jeff says:

    How much does it cost to make me one?

  10. Jeff says:

    How much does it cost for you to make me one???

  11. Tim says:

    Wow, that’s a very impressive hack. What’s amazing is this guy takes a product and actually makes it better! What would be very interesting is if Ben were to create a through how-to guide with stencils, etc.

    Great work Ben! I’m glad to see that people are paying you to do what you love! (We’ll at least some monetary compensation for your side projects!)

  12. Garner says:

    Thats sick. how much money would you ask to make one. and can you pick it up with the disc running without ruining the disc unlike to original console?

  13. Garner says:

    Thats sick. how much money would you ask to make one. and can you pick it up with the disc running without ruining the disc unlike to original console?

  14. Alex says:

    How do i get one

  15. burke says:

    hey man how much for you to make me one of those things i supply you with the xbox but i just want to know if i could pay you for one or if you know someone that could help me buy one

  16. www.assasinpad.co.uk says:

    i want to try this!

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