Beautiful PowerBook to Desktop Mac Mod

Beautiful PowerBook to Desktop Mac Mod

Gregory Han
Apr 16, 2008

With all the Mac and tech blogs aflame about news of a Mac clone vendor traversing across some shaky legal ground, we're interested in the idea of clones making it back into the market (we had a PowerComputing Power PC back in the day). So with all the talk of mid-sized Apples being thrown around, we almost mistook this stunning PowerBook case mod as something new from the folks at Cupertino...

Industrious modder Richard Hunt describes his creation:

"The case is made of two sheets of white acrylic, bolted together by socket countersunk screws. I've used 15mm chrome pipe as the four spacers between the acrylic sheet. The perforated steel was cut to my specifications by a very helpful chap found on eBay. Cutting the CD drive slot was a little tricky, as was drilling the power button hole, but once done they seem to function ok."

"...The machine has it's own built-in UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) because it still retains the original laptop battery. The machine runs much cooler, thanks to all the extra space. So you could add a much bigger heat sink/fan and overclockit (I didn't)."

Imagine something like this positioned between the Mac Pro line and the iMac. Yes please.

[via Technabob]

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