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He converted his laptop into a portable gaming console; the end result is stunning


hardware and software
September 18, 2023, 10:35 p.m

The YouTuber presented a prototype of a mobile console whose components can be modified in any way. For this purpose, he used laptop parts from Framework.

Photo source: Pitstoptech.


Portable consoles such as ROG Ally or Steam Deck have been becoming more and more popular on the market for a long time. It is therefore not surprising that various manufacturers try to create their own devices. However, as it turns out, not only large companies take such actions. Modders can also often surprise you by building amazing structures. A good example of this is a YouTuber with a pseudonym Pitstoptech, who created his own mobile console.

In your project the author used a motherboard from Framework, a company specializing in the production of modular laptops. He installed an Intel Core i7-1260P processor on it. Additionally, it equipped the entire set with 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB disk.

As you can see in the material above, the creator was very much inspired by the Nintendo Switch. This is evidenced by two Bluetooth controllers that can be detached from the console. Additionally, the device has the option of playing on an external screen.

But most importantly the console seems to perform well in games, although the i7-1260P processor is not very balanced in terms of performance. However, Framework has already announced the introduction of more powerful modules from AMD.

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The console runs on Windows. Source: Pitstoptech.

Unfortunately, despite many advantages, the equipment also has disadvantages. One of the most important is the high cost of the device. For the motherboard and processor alone, you should pay almost the same amount as for the ROG Ally console. Fortunately, after the next generation of processors appears on the market, we can expect significant price reductions.

The author himself announced that he plans to develop his project by offering users self-assembly kits.


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