build my own laptop

Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by dubstar, Apr 3, 2003.

  1. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

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    instead of building a desktop, i want to build a laptop. any ideas on where i can find mobos for them and memory and all that jazz?? i know its not as "main stream" as desktops, but theres got to be a place some where... right?
     
  2. Indomidable

    Indomidable Guest

    Bursting Your Bubble

    Actually the Laptop is still TOTALLY and ABSOLUTLY owned by the proprietary market. In otherwords YOU can't build one. You can goto sites and Configure one but you can't buy the parts seperate and build one like a Desktop/Tower.

    Here's a nice site where you can CONFIGURE a top of the line one.
    http://www.neotechpc.com/index.php?page=laptops

    Also Dell, Compaq, and other main brands do allow some configurations.

    To those who would have undoudably posted that you can buy some laptop parts, your correct! They do sell parts HDD's, Memory, USB/Parellel Devices.

    In most laptops you can't upgrade the CPU, Video, and Audio. those remain constant.

    That being the case a "Desktop" as you put it would be the best bang for your buck. I on the other hand haven't made a Desktop PC in years. Towers is where it's at!!! :cool:
     
  3. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    as a reseller and system builder i can tell you for almost a fact, buying a laptop case, mobo, ram and hard drive seperate will probably end up costing you more than a prebuilt 1.

    you could try a company in sheffield called sky notebooks, they will be able to advise on parts etc.

    my main supplier sells bare bones laptops, but he is not competative on them.
     
  4. thenicos

    thenicos Guest

    you can build a desknote. They are made by ECS.

    http://www.ecs.com.tw/products/desknotes.htm?
    submenu_id=15&function_id=12

    They use a standard cpu and ram therefore you can upgrade them. Mine has no internal battery, but now they have some with batteries and an ati video card. They're not fully customizable, but in the long run, may save you money. Another problem with them is that mine anyways has no floppy drive, but it's an older model. Hope this helps.
     
  5. XP Abuser

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    ... or get a tablet pc best of both :cool:
     
  6. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

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    I bought an I-buddie from them cost me 970 bucks its an awesome machine can play UT2k3 and thats a pretty graphic intensive game.
     
  7. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    your 1000th post :D

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  8. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    i didn't know about the ati video option so i checked.. and i can't find one with that feature? which one are you talking about? i see a new one which has a gf4 420 go...?

    really? that says a lot for SiS onboard graphics. which one do you have?
     
  9. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    sorry guys... but *bump*... for curiosity's sake. :)