"X-top" 360 Laptop Finished!

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"X-top" 360 Laptop Finished!

Post by thetwoj1014 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:05 pm

*Here it is in all it's glory: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5pWtuTchVk


It all started when my close friend posted a picture of one of Ben's laptop's on my Facebook wall with the caption, and I quote, "Build one of these. I'll help."

That's exactly what we did.

Neither of us had ever touched a soldering iron, we had literally no tools outside of a hammer and a screwdriver to begin with, but we did have a super sketchy circa 1860's shed to turn into our work station. That, along with our unbridled determination, proved to be just what we needed. Two thousand dollars and over 650 man-hours later, we were finally done. I hope you enjoy the finished product! :D

For those of you that are interested in the "HOW U DO DAT" of the project, I have a treat for you. I do believe I have compiled the most comprehensive 360 laptop work-blog ever, which you can find at http://www.360laptop.blogspot.com, from the very first time we picked up a soldering iron to the final product and every step and frustration along the way is dictated via text and pictures on that blog. I hope that our struggles and victories can come in handy for others that are looking to do something similar!

Alright, time for the details. What the hell is this thing anyway?
-Brand new Xbox Elite Jasper (we have receipts and boxes for most everything to prove our claims)
-Wireless Network Adapter
-Gateway 1775W 17" Widescreen (DVI input from the HDMI port on the 360)
-Audio board from desktop speakers wired to two low-profile speakers
-Completely custom hand-built case, no CNC or lasers here! :lol:
-Small USB keyboard
-Xbox Live Camera
-VGA output option with selector switch
-Modified 12.1A power supply to power the entire beast with one simple cord
-120GB built-in harddrive with 12 months of Gold Live, add SillyDingo!

Alright enough with the specifics, here's what you really want to see :wink:

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Pictures of the innards and all that good stuff are all over the blog, so make sure to check that out too! I hope you've enjoyed the project as much as we have :D


Happy modding!
-TheTwoJ
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Re: "X-top" 360 Laptop Finished!

Post by ttsgeb » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:12 pm

That looks incredible, glad to see you finally finished it.

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Re: "X-top" 360 Laptop Finished!

Post by nobble » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:13 pm

Very nice man!

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Post by collinE » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:07 pm

awww, I'm so happy to see this finished. I like the solution for the wires up on top. The black looks more sleek than the bare metal piping. Looks very polished. Great job guys!
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Post by bassmasta » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:02 pm

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Great job! The black looks good!
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Re: "X-top" 360 Laptop Finished! On Ebay!

Post by techknott » Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:00 am

Nice work, what is it made of?
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Re: "X-top" 360 Laptop Finished! On Ebay!

Post by thetwoj1014 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:10 am

techknott wrote:Nice work, what is it made of?


The case is made of Komatex and the LCD frame is acrylic.

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Re: "X-top" 360 Laptop Finished! On Ebay!

Post by argelfraster » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:22 pm

Awesome!
Did you use a different/smaller power supply?
If so, what kind and where can i get one?

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Post by thetwoj1014 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:38 pm

argelfraster wrote:Awesome!
Did you use a different/smaller power supply?
If so, what kind and where can i get one?


It's actually a standard Jasper unit power supply, though they are much smaller than their predecessors.

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Re: "X-top" 360 Laptop Finished! On Ebay!

Post by catsaiyan » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:01 pm

sweet dont u have modern warefare 2 :)
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Post by Hifeno » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:40 pm

This is modding awesomeness at its finest. That is what I hope my next one comes out like when I finally start it.
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Re: "X-top" 360 Laptop Finished! On Ebay!

Post by thetwoj1014 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:44 am

technabob wrote:Enjoy. Hope you get some bids...

http://technabob.com/blog/2010/03/16/x- ... 60-laptop/


Thanks! That's very cool :D

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Post by lifeisbetterwithketchup » Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:16 am

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Post by OMGpedobear » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:38 am

thats awesome :) and well done on getting on engadget. Also, x-top why didnt anyone else think of that :lol:. really really nice portable, should i have the money I would buy that at that price, but i dont, so i wont.

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