Modder Creates Xbook One S, A Portable Xbox One S
Edward Zarick, the guy behind the amazing Xbox One/PS4 hybrid laptop is back at work again, although this time he isn’t creating a hybrid. Ed’s latest project is turning the newly released Xbox One S into a laptop, titled Xbook One S.
One of the best things about consoles is their hassle free gaming where you just insert the game disc, sit back and play in peace without having to worry about specifications. What they lack however is portability where gaming laptops take the stage. Ed seeks to change that and both of his creations have been quite interesting in that regard.
The Xbook One S features the new, slim white Xbox One S console paired with a 19-inch Samsung screen. So it might not be as portable as a gaming laptop but it’s still better than carrying around large LCD. The console-laptop is available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB models.
According to Zarick,
I wanted this new system to have a simplistic and professional feel about it. I did my best to get it as slim as possible using thinner materials where I could, but adding thicker/stronger material in important areas. This is a technique found in all laptops and I wanted to adapt that. The XBOOK is made almost entirely out of strong acrylic, although I won’t say its rugged but it is a solid system.
This portable machine keeps all the features of the Xbox One S while adding some more like the LCD and two speakers to the front of the device. There are also some custom made vents throughout the body of the laptop to ensure nothing overheats while gaming.
However, given the huge power consumption of all the components involved, there is no battery involved here and users will need to plug it in to a power socket whenever they want to use it.
Edward is giving away the first of his 2TB prototype machines for free through a Twitter campaign.
— Edward Zarick (@edsjunknet) August 10, 2016
Openly admits his dislike of all things Apple and is a complete Android fanboy. Whenever he looks at something touch enabled or VR, be prepared for a massive geek out. Loves spending his free time experimenting with various Android ROMs.