[citation][nom]jrharbort[/nom]Where is the fun or adventure in that? Ben is a pioneer and roll model for modders everywhere.It's like asking "why climb a mountain?". Simply because it is there.[/citation]
But you could fly over it =p Thats what cool people do
That thing is way to thick and probably too heavy. Even if he had weight reduction in mind when he made it, it seems you could achieve the same with a laptop. I would only imagine how powerful a laptop could be if one were that thick however lol. More powerful than an Xbox anyway........
[citation][nom]scook9[/nom]All you can do is pick the parts for a barebones....that is hardly building a laptop.....[/citation]
I guess by your logic...All you can do is pick parts to build any computer. So I guess computers are not built either. You choose a barebones that has the board features and screen you want and add to it. Just like picking the board you want and adding to it.
I appreciate the time, effort and ability this takes, but I'm not sure how viable it really is. It just doesn't look small enough to be truly portable. I think I would rather just carry a 360 and a monitor separately if for some reason I needed it to be portable.
I've been a fan of Mr. Heck's work for a while. It's always interesting to get new perspectives on design choices for custom projects.
You could buy two nice laptops, build at least 2 really nice gaming rigs, or build one Ludicrous-speed desktop setup for the price of this. I wouldn't buy it unless I was filthy rich.
I would love to build something like this myself though- the main challenge would be finding an elegant yet functional way to handle the power brick (pun fully intended), wireless controller gear, and other non-standard hardware.