Ben Heck unveils Xbox 360 Elite Laptop

Written by Joe Martin

February 4, 2008 // 11:22 a.m.

Tags: #101 #360 #ben #console #elite #guide #heck #heckendorn #how-to #laptop #mod

Ben Heck has finally revealed his latest masterpiece - a complete Xbox 360 Elite laptop, with screen, keyboard and several degrees of awesome.

Unveiled today on Ben's official site, the laptop is the most impressive piece of console moddery we've yet seen emerge from Ben's workshop.

True, this laptop is a tad on the bulky side, but if gaming machines like those XPS monstrosities can still qualify as laptops, then this certainly can. Besides, it doesn't actually seem all that bulbous compared to the original Xbox 360 design.

Ben has eschewed the black paintjob of the 360 Elite and decorated the case of his design with a swanky, futuristic green look that incorporates the diagnostic lights and power button into the usual trackpad position - useful for those inevitable red rings of death.

Best of all, Ben has included a full picture by picture breakdown of how he built the laptop in question, which should be useful for any aspiring modders out there who don't mind risking their Xbox 360 in the name of the ultimate bragging rights.

Ben Heck also worked on designing the latest e-Dimensional Audio FX Pro 5+1 gaming headset, which we had a look at recently.

Are you going to have a go at creating your own Xbox 360 Elite laptop, or are you more interested in the old-school PC mods like our current favourite, the Weighted Companion Cube PC? Let us know in the forums.

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