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Video: New PS3 Slim Laptop Mod Demo by Ben Heck Arrives

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230w ago - Today the well-known console modder Ben Heck has shared a video of his latest creation, namely a new PS3 Slim laptop demo!

To quote: "Making a PS3 laptop really wasn't an "uncharted" course for me.

Here it is, a new PS3 Slim laptop and this time it's black! With blue accents. Specs:

• 17″ widescreen 720p HDMI display.
• Built-in stereo speakers & headphone jack.
• Compartment to store power cord. (left side bottom of unit)
• Stylish pin striping to make games run at blast processing!
• More air holes than a stock Slim, not that it really needs them (cough cough Xbox 360)

You can check out more pictures and video below. Remember, if you have a crazy idea and the money, I can make the time!"




 

Video: PS3 Slim Laptop - Amazing PS3 Mod By Ben Heck

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260w ago - Ben Heck has outdone himself with the minimal clean design of his latest gaming mod- a PS3 Slim Laptop mod!

This laptop sees Sony's PS3 Slim stuffed into a monochromatic chassis with 17-inch Gateway 1775w LCD throwing a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution.
There's even space inside to tuck away the power cord when traveling.

The pinstriped result is nothing short of elegant, sporty even, especially when compared to his PS3 laptop from 2008.

Check out a video of it below!




 

The PS3 laptop is now for sale!

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335w ago - Remember how many of you people were after this laptop when it was first made? Well, now you can bid for it in a charity auction sponsored by Engadget!

It's currently up to $9,100 so its not cheap. The world's first and only PS3 laptop! Here's what the site says:

Now's your chance to get a one-of-a-kind Ben Heckendorn creation! Engadget is sponsoring an auction to sell the PS3 laptop I built, with all proceeds going towards the National Cancer Coalition. Click here to check it out, and place a bid if you so desire.

It's for a great cause and it's also a sure-fire way to get a Benheck product - without having to email me 79 times that is! Happy bidding...
 

Ben Heck's Latest Wonder Project: PS3 Laptop

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337w ago - Ben Heck put his skills to good use again in his latest project. This time he has turned a PS3 into a Laptop.

There aren't any details as of yet, only the picture shown below.

To quote: It looks like the PS3 is finally getting some hot mod love from console modding's reigning wizard, Ben Heck. We don't really have all the details since he hasn't announced the project yet, but the display looks like it's the one he used for the Xbox 360 Elite laptop, for a true 720p picture.

He's obviously been leveling up his already formidable powers though, 'cause this is one of his most polished projects yet.
 

One laptop project loses partner (Intel)

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350w ago - Intel has pulled out of a project to put cheap laptops in the hands of children in the developing world.

Citing "philosophical" differences, Intel has withdrawn its funding and technical help from the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project.

OLPC aimed to boost learning in poorer nations via a custom-built laptop intended to cost no more than $100.

Intel's withdrawal is a blow to OLPC which has found few nations willing to buy large numbers of laptops.

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Intel joined the OLPC in July 2007 and was widely expected to work on a version of the project's laptop that used an Intel chip. Many expected this machine to be unveiled at the CES technology fair which opens in Las Vegas on 5 January.

The first versions of the OLPC or XO laptop were powered by a chip made by Intel's arch-rival AMD.

The green and white XO machine was designed specifically for children, was made rugged to cope with conditions in developing nations and could be kept powered using a hand crank.

Intel spokesman Chuck Molly said it had taken the decision to resign from the OLPC board and end its involvement because the organisation had asked it to stop backing rival low-cost laptops.

On the OLPC board with Intel are 11 other companies including...
 
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