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I'm quite sure that this has not been posted , to my surprise. I searched and searched.

There are some very annoying "this is bigger than the Xbox 360 laptop lol it's so big" -type comments on this, especially on Engadget. I don't like to insert my own opinion into my news threads, but I want to clear this up. The PS3 has what would be the power brick on the INSIDE, as does the PS3 laptop it seems (according to gallery pictures). The (huge) power supply for the Xbox 360 AND for the built-in LCD for both 360 laptops are both on the OUTSIDE, as evidenced in Ben Heck's "how-to" log for the 360 laptop.

Announcement:
http://www.engadget.com/2008/04/10/t...get-with-love/

Quote:
Originally Posted by "Ryan Block
Rewind back to late 2006. The PS3 was launching alongside the Wii and geeky editors like ourselves were having a field day. We'd already managed to convince our good pal Ben Heck to build another Xbox 360 laptop and the Wii Laptop, so it was only a matter of time before we started brainstorming on how the hell we could possibly fit a PS3 into a "portable" enclosure. That's the part where Ben stepped up his game and worked his magic -- on and off for almost a year and a half -- to build... the PS3 Laptop!

The essential specs:

* Original backwards compatible 60GB model
* 17-inch LCD HDTV screen: 720p
* HDMI-DVI connection (same as last Xbox 360 laptop)
* Built-in keyboard, USB ports, stereo speakers, headphone jack
* Size: 17 x 13.75 x 3-inches
* Weight: 16 pounds!

You want this one of a kind piece of kit for your very own, PlayStation fanboys? You got it. We're auctioning this thing for charity real soon, so watch out for details (we'll also have some video of the PS3 Laptop in action on the site tomorrow). And, naturally, big ups to our pal Ben Heck for the long hours and love he put into this thing. The man is truly a hero of ours, so be sure to hit up his site to check out his other projects, as well as the other instructional stuff he's done here on Engadget.

In action:
http://www.engadget.com/2008/04/11/v...top-in-action/

Gallery:
http://www.engadget.com/photos/the-p...get-with-love/

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=oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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Gief!:d
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Not that new an idea - have you seen his other creations? - Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360
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i will be bidding on this
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post #6 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by scottath View Post
Not that new an idea - have you seen his other creations? - Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360
Lol. Of course we've seen his other ones, but this one is his newest (and dare I say the most impressive!) It's interesting and cool to look at. Just because he's done other consoles doesn't mean this isn't news.
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post #7 of 23
Here are his other ones:

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post #8 of 23
They are all the same basic design, but yeah - it is a PS3 - the only new part of it
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post #9 of 23
The PS3 looks the best yet.

Now if any of these actually run on battery and lasted fore more than a few minutes, that would be sweet!

EDIT: Haha, 360th post, irony...
    
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This one is more intact on the back, doesnt have joint off the back.
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