Wouldn't it been better to get a LCD that had a HDMI port. So you could run the audio through the HDMI Port and through the monitor speakers and then just Modify it go through the low-profile speakers?
I've seen this laptop. The student that converted/built it brought it to a career fair I was attending. It's a very impressive piece of work. The level of initiative and dedication this student showed was well above that of most students I've interviewed.
Sure, it may look bulky, but it's got everything you need to play your favorite X360 games on the go. Very cool piece of kit