Just the video of the entire casemod process already deserves a mention on this blog. Will Urbina, a modder has created an “OS Xbox Pro” using the original Xbox dev kit, in addition he has put into his new PC some of the best bits of hardware resembling that of Mac Pros. It is absolutely ballistic! The OS Xbox Pro has a 2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550s, an NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT card, 8GB of RAM, an 16GB solid state drive, and four traditional hard drives.
As you will see in the video, it boots to Windows 7, Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Ubuntu. Unfortunately for Xbox fans, no, it doesn’t play Xbox games anymore, its just the case that he wanted! All this was within a budget price of $1500, that’s incredible.
Apple has given the MacBook a much needed upgrade to its specs. The processor jumps from 2.13GHz to 2.26 GHz, the HDD from 160GB to 250GB, while the 2GB of DDR2 RAM has been swapped for the same amount of slightly faster DDR3 memory. Visible changes include a new rubber bottom, glass multitouch trackpad, LED backlighting to go with its 13.3-inch display and a non-removable built-in seven hour battery which has already been seen on the MacBook Pro.
Since the UK Apple store has just re-opened, we can now report that the new pricing for the above MacBook will be £799 which isn’t bad at all considering all the new premium features you’ll be getting.