I'm really impressed with this. Only feature I can see that it's missing (aside from a keyboard) is a 3D-capable screen. That would really push it over the top! But good luck finding a 3D screen that small. The official Playstation Monitor was 24" 3D, but it was kind of bulky still. Super slimline screens weren't really in at the time.
Currently playing: Skyrim VR, Skylanders 3DS You can call me Dr. Fibb
Post by lovablechevy on Jun 2, 2015 11:16:54 GMT -6
yup, you've guessed it! this week brings us back to yet another Ben Heckendorn production. this time, the atari 7800 gets the spot light. the 7800 is a beast of a machine, but ben decided to take it on and make it into portable form! since he wasn't able to get the system much smaller then it originally comes, he decided to use a 7" screen. might as well, since the case has to be so large, right? the 7800 of course plays both 2600 & 7800 games. ben has included the racing wheel/paddle to the right of the speaker.
completed back in june of 2008, this is yet another one and only portable of an under appreciated system.
features: system - Atari 7800 screen - 7" controller - custom built case - laser cut plastic painted black batteries - rechargeable built in (that's all i can find) extras - a/v out, driving controller, 3 way switch to toggle between joystick/paddle/driving
dimensions: weight - less then a gallon of milk (ben's own words)
Post by lovablechevy on Jun 9, 2015 11:19:57 GMT -6
this week finds us at the OTHER 16 bit console. everyone knows about the turbografx 16, right? wait, no? sadly, this system fell into the shadows of the snes and genesis. they have become quite rare and costly due to this. that didn't stop bacteria from turning one into a portable, his IntoGrafx! this is, as far as i can find, the ONLY turbografx portable ever made. due to the console being so costly and the fact that the company made their own portable version (turboexpress), many modders have passed this opportunity over. bacteria is not known for having very nice looking portables, but this portable is quite nice on the eyes. the layout is perfect, it doesn't look cluttered, and it looks comfy to hold. all the buttons are in easily reached places. and the red just makes the entire thing pop. he also added that extra bit of professional look by adding nice decals and the IntoGrafx logo on the front. He modded the system to be region free, allowing for pal and both american/japanese ntsc format. he accomplishes this through the use of switches (pictured below).
completed back in july, 2009, this is by far the nicest of bacteria's portables, and def one of the rarest in the modding world.
features: system - pal turbografx screen - 5" psone screen controller - original controller with turbo functions case - vacuum formed batteries - 4400 mAh 7.4v internal rechargeable (about 3 hours play time) extras - system is rgb modded, system is rgeion free, headphone jack, low battery indicator
Post by lovablechevy on Jun 16, 2015 11:01:37 GMT -6
moving right along, we now find ourselves in the realm of microsoft. everyone thought the original xbox was way too large to ever make a portable out of. everyone may be right, but that didn't stop "Dave" from doing the unthinkable. due to the size of the console, the end result is quite bulky and i'm sure quite heavy. it is very difficult to find information in regards to this build, as the makers site was hacked. it is legit, though. "Dave" was going to put in an external cd rom drive, and make the housing look similar to the case. but i cannot find any information to this being completed. i wish so much that i could find more info on this, esp in regards to the building of it.
completed back in june, 2006 (to the best of my knowledge), this is yet another one-of-a-kind portable.
features: system - Xbox v1.1 screen - 5" psone screen led modded controller - original controller case - custom vacuum formed batteries - Polymer Li-Ion Battery Module: 14.8v 11Ah (163 Wh) with PCB of 12A limit extras - 60 gig laptop hard drive, headphone jack, external cd rom drive
Post by lovablechevy on Jun 23, 2015 11:28:20 GMT -6
continuing on in the xbox saga, this week naturally brings us to the 360. now, there have been a LOT of excellent 360 laptops made. there's even a company that sells a most excellent "do it yourself" kit. but i have chosen the X-Top Mark II by thetwoj. why, you may ask? this one was made still relatively early in the life of the 360. and, it includes a full qwerty keyboard. which, i fully believe, really makes it a laptop. this isn't the first 360 laptop they made. this one was done on commission with specifications made by the buyer. sadly, it is rather hard to find pictures on this now. they have closed down their blog that contained all the build information. this build is, however, a vast improvement on the original X-Top. interestingly, the original X-Top was their very first mod. that's quite an amazing accomplishment, building a 360 laptop on your first outing!
completed back in june, 2010, this goes down in my book as one of the nicest fully functional 360 laptops.
features: system - Xbox 360 "Jasper" screen - Gateway 1775w 17" Widescreen Monitor controller - standard 360 controller case - CNC extras - 120GB HDD, N-capable Wireless Adapter, Ethernet Port, 2 USB Ports, Switchable VGA Output, Push button Potentiometer Volume Controls, Apple USB Keyboard, Single Cord Power Supply
Post by lovablechevy on Jul 1, 2015 11:32:47 GMT -6
this week, i'm a day late in posting. i apologize. this seems like tuesday to me, as i was off work on monday. anyway, moving right along... it's time for the xbox one to be highlighted. i originally had another lined up to use for today's awesomeness, then i stumbled across this amazing feat of modding... this is a fully functional xbox one laptop. and it's, wait for it... only 2" thick! the modder who goes by DarkUncle or DarkUncle33 has done some AMAZING laptop work for systems (360, ps3, xbox one that i've seen). DarkUncle believes this is the first ever xbox one laptop to have been made. he implemented a lot of his building style from his 360 slim laptop design. i'm just gonna let you look at pictures and videos and see for yourself.
completed back in december, 2013, the ONLY thing missing from this, is a functioning keyboard. but that may just be me. it is def by far the thinnest and slickest looking xbox one portable i've seen.
this next one is included to show a bit more detail and the unit actually being in use with a game - this is the 2nd xbone laptop DarkUncle made. and this is a video by the guy who bought it.
now, in case you are thinking this can't possibly be real and is totally fake, just take a look at some build videos:
features: system - Xbox One Day One Edition screen - 22" controller - original controller (no modding needed) case - extras - headphone jack, sync/eject/volume controls added to front, set up to allow for dual monitor use (can have external monitor and it will still show on the internal laptop screen), added standard audio out line,
set up to allow for dual monitor use (can have external monitor and it will still show on the internal laptop screen)
When I think of "dual monitors", I think of two screens showing separate images, or where one screen is an extension of the other. Is the X1 capable of that? Or do you just mean that an attached screen duplicates what's on the laptop's screen? Either way, extended multiple displays in consoles would be a really neat feature and I can see it appealing to racing and flight sim enthusiasts who build their own cockpits.
DarkUncle paid a lot of attention to detail, particularly in the cuts he made in the case for all the ports and inputs.
Currently playing: Skyrim VR, Skylanders 3DS You can call me Dr. Fibb