View Full Version : Ben Heckendorn's Xbox 360 laptop: best mod ever?
September 11th, 2006, 16:11
Every so often a mod comes along that's so intricate, so amazing, so over the top, that words simply don't do it justice (but we'll try anyway). Ben Heckendorn's Xbox 360 laptop (http://benheck.com/Games/Xbox360/x360_page_1.htm) is one such mod. Having garnered no small amount of fame from previous portable projects like the nPod, PPS2, and N64p, Ben was commissioned by a generous benefactor to somehow make a 360 "good to go" a la the Crunchwrap Supreme -- and since this is the great Mr. Heckendorn we're talking about, slapping a hinged LCD onto an out-of-the-box console simply wouldn't do. Instead, Ben spent three months designing and building the so-called Xbox 360p, machining a custom aluminum laptop enclosure by hand into which he stuffed a keyboard, 1,280 x 720 Westinghouse LCD, and get this -- even a custom-built water cooling system to replace the 360's stock, bulky heat sinks. The end result is a polished, professional looking (albeit heavy -- this machine weighs in at about 14 pounds) laptop complete with WiFi, USB ports, obligatory glowing green ring, and converged power supply so that the monitor and gaming system only require a single cable snaking out the back. Well done, Ben, well done; but as you yourself note, there's no such thing as resting on one's laurels, so we can't wait to see what you have in store for the PS3 and, most especially, the swing-your-arms-like-a-maniac Nintendo Wii.
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September 11th, 2006, 16:42
Sorta off topic but if he does a custom Wii, I'd like to see a wearable one with the controller integrated into a jacket and the screen on those visors. ^^;
September 11th, 2006, 21:29
it's better than buy the original xbox 360..
September 11th, 2006, 23:50
If he wants to sell I am willing to buy for up to $2000, and I am not kidding either.
September 12th, 2006, 00:04
Not only is it a portable 360, it looks awesome.
September 12th, 2006, 01:12
that is the sickest mod ive seen ever!!! I would so play money for that thing!!!!
September 12th, 2006, 01:37
Damn that is sexy but is it full functional as a laptop as well as for gaming?
September 12th, 2006, 02:29
i dont see much use for the keyboard. I think this owuld have made for an awsome original xbox mod with linux and what not.
September 12th, 2006, 02:41
damn, that sure is a thing o' beauty. too bad I'm not a big xbox fan...
September 12th, 2006, 03:02
looks clean id shure buy one if it didn't weight that much ><
September 12th, 2006, 08:18
I would definately buy one of them! It looks sweet! If he were to mass produce that with microsoft then they wud just kill the market! All they need to do is add a mouse! Microsoft are still lacking something for FPS accuracy to be improved!.
September 12th, 2006, 11:53
its nice thats the main thing and its still an xbox 360. and the laptop thing is just an added feature which is totally o for o-sum
September 12th, 2006, 12:15
WOAH!! That Mod looks awesome!! It's attractive, no ugly things jutting out and the packaging is very well done!!
September 12th, 2006, 14:00
Do you think they would show you how to make this on Blue Peter?
September 13th, 2006, 04:44
September 13th, 2006, 04:46
I dont know about best mod ever, but it could beat anything as the coolest mod ever.
September 13th, 2006, 05:59
Wow those look awesome! I wouldn't pay for one because it would be too much for my blood though... :)
September 13th, 2006, 06:30
I WANT IT BAD! im gonna do a better one, not a laptop, but it will be awesome.
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