The Xbook One S packs an Xbox One S into a laptop (kind of)
MIcrosoft recently unveiled its Xbox One S, which packs Xbox One hardware into a case 40% smaller than the standard console, along with some new features such as 4K support.
But what if the reduced form factor isn’t enough for you? What if you’re looking for something even more compact, even portable, say?
Well, modder Ed Zarick has the answer. The well-known engineer is responsible for the original Xbook One, which turned the Xbox One into a portable device, and has just revealed his latest project: the Xbook One S.
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Yes, Zarrick has managed to cram the innards of Microsoft’s new slimmed-down console into a laptop style case, complete with screen.
Whereas the previous Xbook came with a 22-inch Vizio display attached, however, the new device features a 19-inch screen from Samsung to match its slightly smaller dimensions.
Unfortunately, however, the new display only has a 720p resolution, as opposed to the Full HD resolution of its predecessor.
Nevertheless, Zarick has certainly managed an impressive feat here, building the case out of laser-cut acrylic and 3D printed parts which he used to house the Xbox One S hardware.
In fact, the popular tinkerer is so taken with his latest triumph that he’s giving an Xbook One S away. You can be in with a chance of winning the device by retweeting Zarrick’s tweet:
Worth a go for such a nicely crafted console/laptop, surely. And while the Xbook One S certainly doesn’t match the measurments of your standard laptop, it manages to slim things down in comparison to the original Xbook One, making it ideal for travelling with (assuming you can find a power outlet).
If you don’t manage to bag one for free through the competition, you can always pay the $1,495 for the 500GB model, or $1,545 for the 1TB variant, both of which come in either black or white.
Zarick says it takes him a couple of weeks at least to build these things however, and once you’ve paid a deposit your name will be added to a no doubt ever-increasing list. So get your orders in now if you have the cash and simply have to have a portable Xbox.
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