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Ben Heck Makes a Xbox 360 S Slim 17'' Laptop

The Xbox 360 Slim is slimmer than its predecessor. Like most consoles, it's portable in that it's easy to throw it in the trunk of your car, but like most consoles, it's pretty unsuitable for mobile gaming. Thankfully there are people like Ben Heck to solve these kinds of problems for us.

This past weekend, Heck posted pictures and specs of his newest mod, an Xbox 360 Slim Portable, to his blog. Thanks to Ben's alterations, the console now boasts a 17-inch (1280 x 720) Gateway widescreen LCD display. For cooling, he adopted a fan grate design inspired by his PS3 laptop mod.

Mr. Heck says the Xbox 360 Slim Portable is different to his older models in that it's more compact (about 1.5-inches narrower from left to right and one inch narrower from front to back), features an internal power supply, and is much quieter than previous models. He's also managed to preserve the touch sensitive power and eject buttons of the console.

Check out Ben's blog for more pictures and details on how you can win the laptop pictured. He's also making two more that he'll be selling. Information about that is also available on benheck.com.

Source: Ben Heck via Engadget

  • Randomacts
    Or you could just buy/make a laptop...
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  • jrharbort
    *Just vote down*
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  • Randomacts
    jrharbortWhere is the fun or adventure in that? Ben is a pioneer and roll model for modders everywhere.It's like asking "why climb a mountain?". Simply because it is there.

    But you could fly over it =p Thats what cool people do :)
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  • crazybaldhead
    9249227 said:
    Where is the fun or adventure in that? Ben is a pioneer and roll model for modders everywhere.

    It's like asking "why climb a mountain?". Simply because it is there.

    "roll model"? I'm sorry, is that something like a roll of toilet paper?
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  • braneman
    nice, screen is a bit low res but otherwise that is pure awesomesauce.
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  • eddieroolz
    Or, instead of going through all this trouble, one can, you know, just buy a gaming laptop.
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  • edwinjr
    Yeah, laptop gaming is more powerfull and slimmer than that.
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  • Albyint
    That thing is way to thick and probably too heavy. Even if he had weight reduction in mind when he made it, it seems you could achieve the same with a laptop. I would only imagine how powerful a laptop could be if one were that thick however lol. More powerful than an Xbox anyway........
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  • mwilliam12
    Yes, but could you build your own laptop?
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  • rochin
    mwilliam12Yes, but could you build your own laptop?

    Sites offer custom built laptops, so yes you can build your own laptop.
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