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XBox 360 Laptop Mod Created

Zonk posted about 8 years ago | from the work-of-art dept.


Heffenfeffer writes "Benjamin J. Heckendorn has custom-built an XBox 360 laptop. It features a 17" widescreen 1280x720 progressive-scan HD display, breakout ports for VGA and component inputs, built-in Wi-Fi, and even an integrated keyboard — all in a 14 pound, 2.8 inch thick enclosure. A journal of its construction is also available for those wanting to make their own. As this was built on commission, you're welcome to ask him to build you another one, but 'beware of sticker shock.'"

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Already reported here (1)

with_him (815684) | about 8 years ago | (#16082789)

Re:Already reported here (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16082826)

Once something's been reported on one blog, it may never be reported on any other web site. Ever.

Re:Already reported here (1)

with_him (815684) | about 8 years ago | (#16082903)

That's not the point of my post, if you find the story elsewhere and want to post it fine, but give credit where it is due. I am not accusing anyone, only pointing to a source that has been linked to before in slashdot stories with a post date that's 14 hours before this one. They story is a good one and likly slashdotted by now, I am just showing a possible place where the information may be found. Accountabilty is not a bad thing.

Re:Already reported here (1)

gEvil (beta) (945888) | about 8 years ago | (#16083062)

Yes, before posting a story the editors should be expected to check every other website out their for possible prior posting. Since they're doing such a great job with checking grammar and spelling in submissions they clearly have enough time for this...

Or I have a better idea, if you come across something interesting that hasn't been posted to slashdot, why don't you submit it?

Re:Already reported here (1)

with_him (815684) | about 8 years ago | (#16083497)

Fine, I can take a hint from you and the previous response. I will go back under the rock from whence I came. The message intended sent was not the message received. Man I love a faceless medium!

You may not be aware. (1)

hackwrench (573697) | about 8 years ago | (#16083912)

This sort of thing is more common on Digg, where someone makes a post saying this or that has been posted elsewhere. If you had been the first person to do this sort of thing, you might not have gotten the reaction you did, but by now it's kind of old and people are well aware that there are other sites with the same information, and that it's a fairly frequent occurrence. It's not a big deal that it happens, but the volume of people bringing it up makes it seem that way, and it's built to what feels like an almost obnoxious point.

Re:Already reported here (3, Insightful)

generic-man (33649) | about 8 years ago | (#16083463)

I don't really care what Joe User's blog has to say about this project. Slashdot offers exactly as much insight as OhGizmo! and all ther other blogs that publish a paragraph with a link.

Just because some blog covered this story before Slashdot did doesn't make that blog the authority on the subject. Have we learned nothing from ordinary news outlets trying to "scoop" one another?

not /.ed (1)

drfishy (634081) | about 8 years ago | (#16082816)

The server's been dead for hours...

Re:not /.ed (4, Funny)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | about 8 years ago | (#16083052)

The server's been dead for hours...
Well, someone tell Ben Heck to fix his damned webserver (which is probably a 3x5" unit in his butt pocket that also plays Neo Geo carts) so we can get on with slashdotting it!

Re:not /.ed (1)

drfishy (634081) | about 8 years ago | (#16083313)

I'd mod that funny but it was my post that set you up... On 2nd thought, considering who we're talking about, maybe insightful would be more accurate...

Re:not /.ed (1)

sumdumass (711423) | about 8 years ago | (#16085923)

he probably took the server down because of all the extra bandwidth charges and all. being a hardware hacker, he probably posts his stuff on the web for fun and never intended to get 2000 hits in 5 minutes because someone at a high trafic site decided to link directly to his server instead of a mirror somewhere. BTW, there are mirrors or caches server availible that all you need to do is place the cache servers name in front of the website wishing to be mirrored.

Something like [] will instantly mirror for the purpose of visiting that link. This would allow the server to stay running when someone puts a link originaly intended to be viewed by a few people on a site capable of running sending thousands of requests a minute without informing the website owner or webmaster.

I dunno, maybe it is a curtisy some people would just do or maybe some people want the ability to bitch about small website not being able or willing to handle huge requests.

Fire! (1)

Kirin Fenrir (1001780) | about 8 years ago | (#16082818)

...but does it use a Sony battery?

Re:Fire! (4, Funny)

faloi (738831) | about 8 years ago | (#16082856)

...but does it use a Sony battery?

It doesn't need to, it's got a genuine original article Xbox360 power supply!

Re:Fire! (1)

ajenteks (943860) | about 8 years ago | (#16083381)

It doesn't need to, it's got a genuine original article Xbox360 power supply!

And it uses the original Xbox power cord [] too!

Lame (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16082892)

Wow, so to think you can have access to that fantastic library of Xbox 360 games wherever you go!

Blarg, I'll keep my GBA and DS thankyou...

14 pounds! (1)

celardore (844933) | about 8 years ago | (#16082899)

It isn't very portable with that kind of weight.

Re:14 pounds! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16083067)

my laptop is about 12 lbs - another 2 wouldn't bother me much :)

Re:14 pounds! (2, Interesting)

krakelohm (830589) | about 8 years ago | (#16083084)

Well its more portable then the real 360 + cords + tv... right?

Re:14 pounds! (3, Funny)

AKAImBatman (238306) | about 8 years ago | (#16083104)

"Laptop" is a misprint. They mean to "a fully luggable XBox". It's designed to replace the Commodore SX-64 [] as the portable gaming^W... computing platform of choice.

Just think, you'll be the envy of the office when you lug it in to work!

Re:14 pounds! (1)

KDR_11k (778916) | about 8 years ago | (#16083422)

Cool, that could replace my 386 luggable Toshiba T5100.

Re:14 pounds! (1)

bassgoonist (876907) | about 8 years ago | (#16083653)

I used to love going to my grandma's when I was younger, as long as we took our sx-64 (this was 1991) and I can totally see doing something like this for kids...but I think it would need to be purchasable assembled. *shrug*

Benjamin J. Heckendorn (2, Funny)

xxxJonBoyxxx (565205) | about 8 years ago | (#16082908)

Benjamin J. Heckendorn
When his site comes back up, please ask if he has any "Grey Poupon"...

Re:Benjamin J. Heckendorn (1)

djrogers (153854) | about 8 years ago | (#16083583)

When his site comes back up, please ask if he has any "Grey Poupon"...
No, he emptied out the grey poupon bottle to use as a case for his latest portable playstation mod, which is apparently also doing duty as his webserver at the moment.

Re:Benjamin J. Heckendorn (1)

Coward the Anonymous (584745) | about 8 years ago | (#16084404)

Dude, that's freaking hilarious.

Coral cache works (3, Informative)

DynamicBits (542509) | about 8 years ago | (#16082939)

Normally, once the site is dead it is too late for the Coral cache, but we lucked out this time. Images and everything! /x360_page_1.htm []

Now that I've read the WHOLE article (1)

spoco2 (322835) | about 8 years ago | (#16085707)

I have to say... NICE!

What a very nicely built unit. The final look, while a tad chunky, is very much in keeping with the 360 styling, and would make for a really, really nice portable gaming rig.

I am so very much not keen on the water cooling, but I just never trust having liquid flowing around inside any computing equipment... surely they'll leak someday? Surely?

Anyway, nice, nice work.

More importantly... (4, Interesting)

Otter (3800) | about 8 years ago | (#16082978)

It features a 17" widescreen 1280x720 progressive-scan HD display, breakout ports for VGA and component inputs, built-in Wi-Fi, and even an integrated keyboard -- all in a 14 pound, 2.8 inch thick enclosure.

Also note -- water-cooled! Which also explains the 14 pounds.

Only 14 pounds? (1)

Kamineko (851857) | about 8 years ago | (#16085747)

Gosh, that's cheap. I'll take it.


Re:More importantly... (1)

Breakfast Pants (323698) | about 8 years ago | (#16086008)

I wonder if his pounds even includes the massive ac adaptor--my laptop is pretty light without a battery or an ac adaptor..

Laptop? (2, Informative)

Jeff DeMaagd (2015) | about 8 years ago | (#16083036)

Laptop is a misnomer for most mobile computers, mostly because they tend to run very hot. The manuals generally say to not use them on laps or any soft surface. This is why most advertising, manuals and other text says they are notebooks. The misnomer is doubly so for this thing, though probably because of the weight. It's more like a luggable.

Re:Laptop? (1)

Aladrin (926209) | about 8 years ago | (#16084258)

At least they didn't try to call it a 'handheld.' (Since that's what they usually call portable game consoles.)

For a project of this caliber (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16084930)

...the luggable Xbox should give off a glow like those briefcases in the Tarantino movies, even while shut.
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