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PS3 laptop by Ben Heck

It's always a treat to see what Ben Heck has been up to and his latest device, a PS3 laptop, is no exception. Just plug it in and you'll be up and gaming in no time with its own 17″ 720p HDMI display. As always, the whole thing is custom and if you have a project you'd like him to do he says he can "make the time."

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Hi there, yup this article is actually pleasant and I have learned lot of things from it
on the topic of blogging. thanks.

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 In the description you mention "Plugging it in". Would there be any way to make it more portable by installing a Lithium Ion laptop battery? They are very small and last a good amount of time
 Yeah well, laptop batteries are designed for laptops. For example, peak power consume for PS3 is 380W. Now compare this for my 13" Macbook's power supply, which gives 60W. So the PS3 (not to mention the screen for it) would leech all the power very soon.
 But they do make larger Wattage batteries. I'm not saying its possible now. But it would be sick
 Whats wrong with using other batterires or multiple batteries or mini laptop batteries. I mean who wants to play left for dead in the car.
lilalex7 years ago
I'm really curious - Let's say I knock one of these out over a weekend ;-) .. How much 'legal' trouble, if any, could I get into from Sony?  Or how interested would Microsoft be, "legally", if Ben started selling many of his other X-based lappies?

Basically, can a consumer purchase a PS3/Xbox, modify it, then re-sell it without legal issues?

Great stuff, Ben - always an inspiration!!
fungus amungus (author)  lilalex7 years ago
I'd be impressed if you knocked it out in a weekend. Still, I doubt that you'd get in much trouble for this as the warranty from Sony would be void anyway and you'd be a reseller at that point. Selling mods that allowed you to play pirated games would be riskier.
KissMyFeets7 years ago
Are you ever gonna give away one?
fungus amungus (author)  KissMyFeets7 years ago
Nope. For two reasons:

 - This is a custom job and it costs money to make. The maker needs to pay the bills.
 - I didn't make it.
 He should apply for a patent on this one!
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