You make me crack up.
$400 if its an XBOX 360 laptop maybe.
Considering a 360 goes for $350, the screen, controller, case bits, cooling system, power supply modifications, and countless hours of work crafting the device are only worth $50? 360 laptops are worth half a grand in parts alone
, never mind labor.
Unless you already have a numnut with a large checkbook ready to pick it up, there isn't a big demand for homebrew portables in the normal marketplace.
I don't know, Ben's portables seem to move pretty well, and I know a few people who would like a portable 360, PS2, or N64.
Most people would just as soon emulate on a PSP
That's true, however emulation only gets so close to the real thing and ROMs are illegal no matter how you look at them.
(or n-gage QD like I do)
You poor S.O.B.
or in the case of a Genesis just buy a Nomad, etc.
Homemade Genesis portables are usually better than the Nomad. (It's a piece of garbage with horrible battery life and a blurry screen.)
I really can't think of any specific demographic that would be clamoring for a PS1 portable made of duct tape and cardboard.
Whoa, back the truck up. Nobody makes portables completely out of cardboard (unless it's meant as a joke machine). That's just stupid.
Plus, once you consider raw materials (a PS1 screen and console + other materials could easily run up $100 bill) you won't be making a very big profit for your time.
If they follow your extremely low pricing, they won't.
Unless people are already forming a line around the corner and waiving credit cards and checkbooks at you, I would find a better way to make some cash.
Hobbies aren't meant to be money-makers.
And on the original topic:
NOAC portables are really cheap and easy to produce.