Playstation 3 Portable

After about 14 months of on-again-off-again work I have finally finished a Playstation 3 Portable:

My long-awaited PS3 portable
Wanna see more? Check out!

Some quick specs:

  • Original 60 gig PS3 model with backwards compatibility.
  • 17″ HDTV 720p screen, with HDMI connection. (Same as last Xbox 360 laptop)
  • Built-in keyboard and stereo audio amplifier.
  • Measures 17″ x 13.75″ x 3″ (actually thinner than a stock PS3) and weighs 16 pounds!

You can view more photos on the main story page at In the coming weeks the “Making Of” articles will follow.

This unit was built by their request and is intended to be auctioned off for charity – more details to come. Since I am already busy with other things, I will not be making any more of these. Feel free to email and ask for other custom design work or inquiries, however!

128 thoughts on “Playstation 3 Portable”

  1. Awesome! I just read the Engadget article and viewed the photo gallery. Absolutely beautiful, and so incredibly complicated it knocks my socks off. Which charity will be helped by the auction?

  2. AMAZING! How is it thinner then the actual PS3!? I also noticed it says “CANS” and not “PHONES” lol why? So anyway how much is someone forkin’ out for this baby $5000 or more?

  3. I couldn’t figure out why the site was taking so long. So while I was waiting I went over to Engadget and saw the culprit staring back at me. I absolutely love it! Your laptops are looking cleaner and cleaner with each execution. Keep up the good work.

  4. Awesome, can’t wait for the making of article, maybe I can figure out how to do the sound on mine from how you did yours. Great design, though my design is more or less the polar opposite of that.

  5. Dude…I swear you’re the modding Jesus. I’d buy your modded ps3 over the original anytime.

  6. Amazing. Another very nice conversion of console to laptop. Never ceases to amaze me that it can be done, this one even looks more interesting and less clunky than it’s original case. Having a hi-def screen on it is really cool.

  7. Wait so you aren’t going to make any more? Even if someone were to pay you for all the expenses and such? Bummer :(.

  8. 16 lbs… I guess that’s why it’s a portable, rather than a laptop! Another piece of stunning work. I am in awe, as I always am when I read your blog.

  9. man, that is soooo awesome…just like what a father of two little girls like me needs…does it have hdmi outputs to a tv?

  10. Very, very impressive.

    Any way of plugging it into an external screen?
    Any worries about heat dissipation?

  11. Woah! If Ben would build a factory with workers who can make these laptops stuff, almost everyone would love to buy one. But I don’t get the weight of the PS3p. Sounds like the LCD screen is gaining the weight.

    Can you provide instructions on how to build a PS3p? I am gonna make something serious this time! (If only I had the money sonny!)

  12. this would be FU**ING AMAZING to take to college with me. excuse me mr.lecturer can i work on my laptop instead of the college PC’s? Ok james! MWAHAHAHAHA! pity i am 16 and skint though…. ;-(

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  14. That’s really cool. Which ps3 model did you rise into fame (I..E. built in backwards compatibility or not)

    could you still partition it and put linux on?

  15. hey ben this is about your finest work ive seen most of your creations and pritty amazed on what i see hear

  16. how you do it? a;lready have the case off mine and am plucking u8p the courage to start flattening out a few capacitors a few pointers would be lots of help! is it watercoooled like the 360 one? im sure an informed build from csratch could provide some weight savings maybe cos id take it everywhere with me and youd have to put wheels on it after a bit. 16 pound scary monster. and was there anything radically different from the xbox method? amazing, what would be most interesting would be to see what it would be like if you were to use the smallest laptop specific components where substitutes would be compatible such as the wifi module if the controller systems would allow it. if sony havent consulted let alone employed you yet they are mugs – waht do you reckon you could get it to weigh and wht would its dimensions be if you had factory support and project specific component manufacture? 12 pounds? 10? 8???????? go on tell us cos i dont want to have to build one i want to get mine from argos. are you listening mr head of development at sony???????????

  17. Hey Ben whats up? I’m a big fan of your ps3 laptop!! I saw your video on youtube and wanted to know more about the laptop like if your selling it or not because if you were I would be more than happy to buy it so if you could e-mail me back I would more than love to talk to the creater of the famous Playstation 3 portable so I really hope I can talk to you !!!!!!

  18. Stunning! I was just commenting to a friend of mine how there is not the selection of portable screens like there used to be with ps2. I am in the military and travel a lot, so as soon as I have free time I’m making my own. Keep up the good work.

  19. DAMN! You’re a genius. I saw the PS3p video on Engadget and it left me shocked, and even though I hate you for throwing the X360 at the beginning of the video (I own an X360), this PS3 IS AWESOME. Great job, and I hope one day you can make and X360p too! hehehe… See ya!

  20. i want one so bad!!! i think u should start a business and make mad $$$… sony couldnt have done better

  21. man, only if you worked with sony, microsoft and all the big hardware brands =D

    the world will be in a better place =D

    oh yer, by the way, how much would we have to pay you for you to make us one of these? $5000? $100,000?

  22. how can i possible have you make one for me. serious!!! please email me and let me know!!!!!

  23. Are you ever going to release a book explaining exactly how you made this? I’d love to give it a go if I had a step by step plan. You’re a genius! I want one so bad! 😀

  24. If only Sony would take this idea and throw some money at it!!! I travel so much with my laptop anyway. I would purchase one to replace my HP in a heartbeat. I bet there is a huge market for this. Come on Sony or Microsoft!!! Open your friggin eyes!!!!

  25. Hi im willing to buy this (if not already sold) for round about £10000 to £15000 email with a price cheers mate

  26. HI
    I saw that you converted something wall powered into something battery powered, How do you do this? as i am doing my own little project of putting 3.1 surround into a backpack and let it run on batteries. If you could give me some steps on how to that would be great

  27. А в чем смысл добавлять свой блог на ФидБёрнер? Траф это увеличит или еще что? (извините: за оффтопик) 🙂

  28. I would like to know if your still making any more ps3 portables if you are I would like to know how much for one?

  29. Wow. I admire your work but im a xbox guy. I mean, who waste their money on a PS3?

  30. Would you please let the public know when part 2 of how to make your ps3 will be arriving.

    Thank You

  31. You have to get with Sony so this babe can hit the market, I want one. There are only two things I can think of that would make it better. 1st- If it wasnt so heavy, but hey I will live with it. 2nd- If it had an internal battery. If you cant get sony to market this you should publish your instructions for it.

  32. Ok i few question i think we all need to know

    1. is this real or fake
    2. if it is real how much
    3. how many are in stock
    4. where are they bein sold
    5. what state are they being sold in
    6. does it have a inbuilt camera
    7. what other conections does it have besides USB
    8. can you go online wireless
    9. does it have inbuilt mic

    thats all the questions i have.

    and it looks very very very very very very high tech and very very very very very very very AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    id buy one off you just give me a price. i live iin australia N.S.W.

    psn: NNathanW

  33. Wow, thats bloody amazing! Your a Mod God! Good work, I deff want one of these 😛
    Ohhhh yeah its beautiful.

  34. hey ben i know u must be busy with other projects and new ideas but can u plz finish the HOW TO make a ps3 portable i really would like to know. well if u can’t thx anyway but i’d love to see how u did it becuz this is amazing im just amazed that this is even real. lol

  35. I don’t understand the point of this at all. Someone Please explain it to me.

    I bought a laptop to play games with over a ps3 or Xbox, for many reasons.. cheaper games, more games, mods, better resolution.. Plus it can do everything a desktop pc can do. Cost me 350 bucks new. It plays Crysis, Borderlands, Fallout 3 and most games below 2009 on medium settings. Plus it’s portable.

    I heard someone made one of these laptop ps3 for 8000 bucks. I thought Sucker ! He could have had a serious gaming laptop for under 1000.

    Someone please tell me the point to this ps3 laptop because I just don’t get it.

  36. In the above comment I meant Sold.. someone made one of these and someone else bought it from him for 8000 dollars.

  37. Ben I really need your second part of the tutorial. I’ve made the main frame and reassembled the blu ray drive n all. Just need to know how to make the screen work, from the same power as the ps3 input, how it’ll be able to save memory like laptops do etc. Email me ASAP

  38. i would love 2 send you my ps3 slim 120gb so’d you can create another one of your masterpieces with
    i’d would just like 2 say if you try 2 contact me through email i might not get bak to you for a while
    so im leaveing my PSN its
    i’d apreshiate it
    and i’d suggdest you paten the idia and sell it to sony
    you should gain profits for each Ps3p sold

  39. Dude I can’t believe he can just give ALL OF THE MONEY AWAY. I’m saying sure giving 2 charity is good and all, but ALL OF IT!!! You must’ve made some serious green. You know that you don’t give ALL away. God says give like 15% of 2 charity. Don’t believe me check the bible and find out!

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