Next gen portable consoles – Xbook One and PlayBook 4

xbox one and ps4 laptopsIf 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.

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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.