Xbox 360 Laptop more laptop-y than ever

[TheTwoJ] and his friend built a laptop-form-factor Xbox 360. Their extensively documented process was inspired by [Ben Heckendorn's] work. The result is a brick when folded up but a good-looking (albeit loud with 8 fans) gaming rig. There’s everything you would expect; LCD screen, integrated WiFi, camera, optical drive, and a full keyboard. These poor saps seem to have spent a portion of their student loan on the build but we understand how easy it is to let your budget get out of hand. They’re trying to recoup through eBay auction.

Take a look at the walk through after the break.  If you’ve got the spare dough, you can try your hand at this with our three part series on building an Xbox 360 laptop.

[Thanks Palmer]


  1. Gert says:

    Great… if only one could make the large battery of the controller integrated and add bluetooth, instead of proprietary bs.

  2. BiOzZ says:

    to me if it has no battery it is no laptop!

  3. silic0re says:

    do you have a link to their ebay auction, to help these students promote their work?

  4. TheTwoJ says:

    Here’s the auction:

    Thanks for checking it out!

  5. monkeyslayer56 says:

    the first thing i noticed after the title was the power adapter and wire bundle… then that it is shinny :D

  6. Stf says:

    you will need a car battery to power a xbox360 + screen

  7. blizzarddemon says:

    I’d laugh if the guy who buys this has the ring of death the second he boots up XD

  8. BiOzZ says:


    i highly doubt the 360+LCD needs 7.3KWH of power

  9. DarkFader says:

    I want an xPad360 :)

  10. jeditalian says:

    microsoft ro some other rich fucker should sell shit like this for putting in cars &shit. and NOT include a bright blue led shining in my face. i would add a little black circle of sheetmetal or plastic that you can spin around to cover the power button, protecting two things: the power button from being pressed when u dont want it pressed, and your eyes from that blue led.

  11. wdfowty says:

    a little pricey for an starting bid, don’t you think?

  12. Doolittle says:

    7.3KWH… A car battery? More like a house or forklift battery (approx 300AH at 24v or 600AH at 12v). Typical car batteries aren’t even rated in Amp Hours (because they’re not meant to be deep cycled), but are undoubtedly less than 80AH.

  13. TWC says:


  14. mrgoogfan says:


    average cranking battery is no more than 15ah…

  15. Maave says:

    I love these console-laptops, but the keyboards that people put on them suck. I need a much larger keyboard, not a compact one.

  16. tim says:

    im trying to make a laptop. my friends xbox rroded, i fixed that, put some more efficient copper heat sinks, but now im stuck replacing some capacitors. what a mess. i got it to about half the size, without a case or screen.

  17. Jesus says:


  18. Hitek146 says:

    “7.3 KWH”… is probably referencing the CCA of most larger car/truck batteries, which can get up to around 1000 Amps…

  19. Hitek146 says:

    Also, why did he have to mod the AC adapter? Doesn’t a 360 already have a connector system for the power pack?

  20. laptop says:

    It`s the best laptop!

  21. I bought Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and believe me is awesome.

  22. I think the above article is informative for all concerned people. For me the Information is really really useful.

  23. meeeeeee says:

    use a small generator problem solved bitches

  24. Can you send the procedures of how yoy built this amazing machine in great detail (if possible of course). My sole interest in this is to build this machine on my own. I have the details from benheck’s website but most of it is somewhat confusing to me or not in great detail.

  25. Arty says:

    This is an excellent hack. Its also a giant “fuck you” to microsoft’s proprietary bullshit. i would like to know specifics on Speakers, screen, placement of fan(s), etc. Oh and specifically how the adaptor was modified. thank you

  26. Atterack833 says:

    omg sorry two of them gives you half an hour the voltage is 7.4 you need 2 to make 14.8 and then that should work (try bringing down to 13.5 thats my highest tested voltage or make sure you can return the system and you dont have any data on it

  27. nightslash45 says:

    Ok I have been to many websites,I do not have much money and the entire reason I wanted a xbox labtop is so I could play it in the car.I am going with a friend to florida and on the way I want to play the xbox labtop. PROBLEMS: I cannot mess with the wiring of the xbox 360 so I cannot hook it up to there car battery.Is there a battery that could possibly power an xbox labtop for at least 3-4 hours
    and can be recharged with a wall plug.If anyone could tell me where to find such a battery it would help me greatly.

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