Next gen portable consoles – Xbook One and PlayBook 4
If you liked the Ben Hack PS3 laptop then you’re going to love these portable next gen consoles from Ed Zarick.
Ed Zarick is a self-taught engineer and has started to sell his Xbook One which features a 22-inch Vizio 1080p LED TV and the console itself packaged in a 3D printed and laser cut case.
For fans of the Sony gamer then the Playbook 4 (I wonder if BlackBerry are happy with this) is pretty similar in that it too features a 22-inch Vizio 1080p LED TV and a 3D printed and laser cut case for the console.
These may be portable but they’re not in the Ultrabook class for thinness. These laptop versions can be a bit chunky but they do come with a HDMI out so that they can still be plugged in your main TV as well as it being used in its laptop configuration.
Apparently, demand for these is actually quite high even though the Xbook One goes for around £1,000 ($1,500) plus $75 extra for shipping within the US – international shipping will cost extra. The Playbook 4 goes for slightly less at $1400 plus shipping extra.
If you’re fancying one or both then you’re required to pay a $750.00 non-refundable upfront deposit per console in order to be added to the waiting list.