The latest portable Xbox 360 from modder Ben Heck has arrived, looking very much like a chubby laptop marketed at children.
It is the fifth iteration of Heck's porta-360, featuring a 17-inch Gateway LCD panel.
TechRadar imagines such a wonder-toy would particularly appeal to bands that spend a lot of time on the tour bus. As such, we have contacted Spinal Tap's UK publicist to see if they would like one to test out!
"A few months ago I announced that I would be building a few more Xbox 360 portables, and well, here's one now!" announces the modder on his website.
Heck's latest porta-360 has the following features:
- Built-in Ethernet port, finally.
- Built-in WiFi adapter, as usual.
- Digital pushbutton volume control rather than a clunky knob. I used a different audio amp as well, and it sounds a lot better.
- Flush-mount DVD door and side panels
- IR sensor for the remote control.
- Two user USB ports.
- More air holes!
- Jasper motherboard
"Always a pleasure to see Ben's handiwork, and his Xbox 360 laptops are justifiably famous," says Official Xbox 360 Editor, Jon Hicks.
"I still can't see myself actually buying one, though – I'd much rather see my games on a bigger telly, which is probably just as well as the waiting time to get a laptop made is gigantic."
As an aside, there's a great feature about the guy over at oxmonline.com and you can see more pictures, info and a demo video over at benheck.com.