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    Default Man Makes Xbox360 Laptop

    Article Taken From theregister.co.uk
    Article Written By tony smith

    Xbox 360 buffs who think their next-generation games console is just too darned bulky for gaming on move - not to mention the TV you'd have to lug around - should take heart from fellow fan Ben Heckendorn who decided enough was enough and re-configured his console into a laptop form-factor.

    Not that you'd necessarily want to use it on your knees, mind. The modification weighs in at 6.4kg and measures a whopping 42 x 27 x 7cm. That's not so very far off a typical notebook with a 17in display - which is what Ben's mobile Xbox 360 sports. With a resolution of 1,280 x 720, it's HD ready.

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    The weight includes water, used to cool the console's IBM- and ATI-made chippery which normally sit under a much larger, liquid and heatsink cooling system in the console's usual casing. Ben made sure his Xbox 360 was complete with the usual optical drive, hard disk, three USB ports and the 'ring of light' illuminated logo.

    He even created his own keyboard and equipped the box with Wi-Fi. It's also got component-video, composite-video and VGA outputs for connections to external displays.

    The whole project took three months to complete, Ben's detailed [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] reveals, and saw him disassemble his 360 and its components almost completely, before re-constructing the lot into a custom-made aluminium casing.

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    Ben has plenty more shots of the machine in action at his [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

    Mr Heckendorn, we salute you. Quite apart from the ingenuity and construction skills he's clearly shown, Ben has at last come up with an antidote to all those allegations that videogamers 'need to get out more'. Now they can - and take their console with 'em!
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    He's a bit nutty this guy... Does he have a job? I mean 3 months make the nice looking Xbox into a square blob that looks like an old apricot computer, What a waste of time and energy...

    Surely he must have been looking at the publicity angle here...

    It really is ugly though...

    Thanks for the info G.J. Cole...

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    Yeah, it really does make me wonder what was going through this guys head.

    Must have been something like "I'm bored, I know I'll go buy a brand new Xbox360, rip out the insides and make it into a Laptop".

    I agree Mr.Ninja either this guy has too much time on his hands or more money than sense.

    I wonder if this will inspire Microsoft in some way though.
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