Microsoft made the Xbox One S lighter and more powerful, with a more economical (and pretty!) interior design that allowed them to fit the power supply inside the case. But, it was still a big home console — not portable, right? Well, it wasn’t until modder Ed Zarick got his hands on it.
Zarick has made Xbox modding his thing, with a specialty in turning Microsoft’s home consoles into laptops — well, using the Laptop form factor, anyway. Not sure this would be too comfortable on the lap. Because the Xbox One S is smaller and slimmer than the previous console, Zarick’s Xbook One S is smaller than his previous laptop versions of the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. This time, he’s attached a 19″ Samsung HD LCD TV to a modded version of the console — not really high resolution, but there’s an HDMI port for home use with better televisions. The best addition might be built-in stereo speakers inside the console itself.
The Xbook One S retains all of the Xbox One’s functionality — it has both wired and Wi-Fi internet connectivity and works with Xbox One controllers over either a wired or wireless connection. Zarick says any modifications that have been made keep the Xbox One street legal, so you won’t get hit with a ban from Xbox Live.
Usually, this is the part where we tell you that this was just a cool modding project that you’ll have to admire from afar, but Zarick is actually making and selling these. He’s accepting orders for the Xbook One S on his website, asking $1,495 for a 500 GB console and $1,545 for a 1 TB console. A $750 deposit is required for either one, and Zarick estimates two to three weeks for shipping, as he makes them to order.
This story was originally published at Someone Transformed An Xbox One S Into A Laptop