The first Xbox One laptop mod has already been made and sold

We have seen folks create an Xbox 360 laptop mod in the past, but now one person has charged ahead and made a 22 inch laptop from the hardware pieces of Microsoft's Xbox One console. It comes from the hands and tools of experienced modder James “DarkUncle” Terry.

Terry posted up the results of his labor on his YouTube channel Monday. As you can see in the clip, much of the Xbox One's case was reused for this mod, including the front bezel which contains the slot loading disc drive. The Xbox One power light has been reused as as well and placed on the top side of the laptop mod. All of the posts on the back of the console are saved as well.

Terry did add a line out audio port in this mod, in case his buyer wanted to use an external audio speaker or source that is not digital based. Obviously, this creation does not have batteries like a regular laptop, so the owner will have to keep the mod plugged in with the big Xbox One power brick.

Before you ask, this mod is already spoken for as Terry has sold it to an unknown buyer and there's no word on how much it cost; but we've emailed Terry for more information on the price so we'll update if we hear back. It's an impressive DYI feat for a console that was released just over a month ago and we think that better laptop mods will be made from the Xbox One in the months and years to come.

Source: darkuncle33 on YouTube via technabob

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ATTENTION!! Hahahaha to all of you saying negative things regarding this beautiful creation; We can see right through you. You are obviously jealous in one way or another. This creation is incredible and nowhere near "ugly" . Nice try though LOL! Just because you can't build this but wish you could, doesn't make it ugly.

It's a superb assembly. With a bit of car wax applied and buffed on the top, allowing the screen to reflect off the now-shinier case, this becomes incredible.

Looks like a hack job, the finish is poor at best....

If you're going to put all this inside something that looks like a laptop, maybe you should include a laptop keyboard too... You know...

TruckWEB said,
Looks like a hack job, the finish is poor at best....

If you're going to put all this inside something that looks like a laptop, maybe you should include a laptop keyboard too... You know...

If you're gonna insult someone else's work, someone who actually TRIED, then you should try making one yourself if you can do better.... You know....

It's funny how the concept of desktop replacement, mobile computer laptops are considered useless. If you want to take your xbox with you to a friends house for the weekend, or on a trip. This is completely viable.

MrHumpty said,
If you want to take your xbox with you to a friends house for the weekend, or on a trip. This is completely viable.

Only if your friends have no TVs on their homes or your trip involves just your car and a tent.

gonchuki said,

Only if your friends have no TVs on their homes or your trip involves just your car and a tent.
What if your friend only has one tv, and you want to play full screen against each other. I'd surely never want one of these but it's value is obviously there for whomever pays for it.

Hell people were paying $1600+ for the xbox 360, so obviously having a fully portable setup has real value to plenty of people.

MrHumpty said,

Hell people were paying $1600+ for the xbox 360, so obviously having a fully portable setup has real value to plenty of people.

In 2005-2006 it made more sense, LCD TVs were not that common (and not that big as nowadays!), so having a portable LCD screen for your 360 was quite handy.

Also, if you keep adding conditions to when this setup is useful you are simply reducing the target audience from "plenty of people" to just "a handful".

gonchuki said,

In 2005-2006 it made more sense, LCD TVs were not that common (and not that big as nowadays!), so having a portable LCD screen for your 360 was quite handy.

Also, if you keep adding conditions to when this setup is useful you are simply reducing the target audience from "plenty of people" to just "a handful".

While I would agree with you. The guy is making them and people are buying them, therefor a market exists. Frankly, if I were really into console gaming and did go over to friends houses often this would be a cool setup.

MrHumpty said,
Frankly, if I were really into console gaming and did go over to friends houses often this would be a cool setup.

sure, let's use my 21 inch Xbone portable screen and tiny speakers instead of the 60 incher mounted on your livingroom wall, it makes complete sense.
People buy it for the novelty and bragging rights, not because it's needed or useful.

gonchuki said,

sure, let's use my 21 inch Xbone portable screen and tiny speakers instead of the 60 incher mounted on your livingroom wall, it makes complete sense.
People buy it for the novelty and bragging rights, not because it's needed or useful.
It's funny how you keep coming back to a scenario this was never meant to be involved in. However, as he comments in the video you could use this to power that 60 incher. But, I'm sure you watched that whole video but simply forgot about that. Honestly though, I think you just have a problem with people who choose to allocate their disposable income to something like this. It's silly, really.

MrHumpty said,
It's funny how you keep coming back to a scenario this was never meant to be involved in. However, as he comments in the video you could use this to power that 60 incher. But, I'm sure you watched that whole video but simply forgot about that. Honestly though, I think you just have a problem with people who choose to allocate their disposable income to something like this. It's silly, really.

is it me or are we about to reach a consensus that the Xbox One is too bulky to carry around to a friend's house? because you know, you can also use the original console to connect to the 60 inch TV.
Use your disposable income as you want, just don't try to make excuses to try to convince others that this is something that could come handy more than once or twice in your life (the Xbox One slim is one/two years away at most after all...)

gonchuki said,

is it me or are we about to reach a consensus that the Xbox One is too bulky to carry around to a friend's house? because you know, you can also use the original console to connect to the 60 inch TV.
Use your disposable income as you want, just don't try to make excuses to try to convince others that this is something that could come handy more than once or twice in your life (the Xbox One slim is one/two years away at most after all...)
ROFL. Again, with hook it up to a TV. You do get the point of this is if you don't have a TV to hook it up to. Who in their right mind would pay $1600 to convert their xbox into a laptop if they knew they'd have a high likelihood of having a 60" tv to hook into.

I've also never tried to convince anybody to buy this. I've said that obviously people do buy this because they think it offers value.

In the end I think the only conclusion I can come to is you're incapable of rational critical thought and are too blinded by your own perspective to truly evaluate this situtation.

I'd never buy this. I see no value in it for myself and probably never would have in the past or will in the future. However, because I feel that way does not mean nobody else would nor is it not cool that someone else has taken it upon themselves to engineer this at home with off the shelf parts/materials to satisfy that need... which is what makes this article cool.

It's pretty obvious that you would never buy this and that you have a problem with people with money and therefor feel this is useless to the public as a whole.

An ultimately pointless mod since the you would still need to lug around the giant power brick and the kinect.

spacer said,
An ultimately pointless mod since the you would still need to lug around the giant power brick and the kinect.

HAHA, good point!

I'm thinking the screen would be the bigger problem. I have a asus gaming laptop with the 'huge power brick', that's not what would be the problem. The problem would be needing a computer screen anywhere you went (with hdmi inputs - even tougher), or lugging around that huge screen along with that huge box, large power brick aaaand that kinect (for those that 'want' to lug that too).

Awesome mod, though not very practical at all I think. Gaming laptops are where its at I think, fully portable gaming machines (like the ASUS's G60-75 ROG gaming line for example)

not sure id want to buy a modded console like that, particularly from someone who isn't able to put in the time testing heat dissipation etc

I agree, it's ugly but the concept is pretty cool. I suspect that this one was rushed to be the first and we'll be seeing some slightly nicer looking ones in the future (either by this guy or someone else). I don't want to bash the maker though because it is still very impressive.
Should've had a built-in USB keyboard to make it even better!