DIY Laptop

Hi guys,

Just out of curiosity, what's the status on homebuilt laptops? Do they exist, and if so, where does one get parts for them?

The only sort of thing that I can see is zipzoomfly's laptop configurator where you choose 4 or 5 of the components.

If homebuilt laptops aren't mainstream, it seems like some company could make a killing selling sed components.
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  1. http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/diy_notebooks/ocz_diy_gaming_notebook

    New DIY kit from OCZ.

    Price- $655.99 after MIR- $730 up front.

    Example Config:

    Processor: Intel Core2 Duo T9300 $319.99
    Memory- OCZ DDR2-667 4GB Memory- 72.00
    Hard Drive- Segate 200GB 7200RPM- $149.99
    OS: Vista Home Prem 64-bit $94.99

    Total Laptop cost: $1366.97 before MIR on barebone kit.

    Not a bad deal at all.
  2. shadowduck said:
    http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/diy_notebooks/ocz_diy_gaming_notebook

    New DIY kit from OCZ.

    Price- $655.99 after MIR- $730 up front.

    Example Config:

    Processor: Intel Core2 Duo T9300 $319.99
    Memory- OCZ DDR2-667 4GB Memory- 72.00
    Hard Drive- Segate 200GB 7200RPM- $149.99
    OS: Vista Home Prem 64-bit $94.99

    Total Laptop cost: $1366.97 before MIR on barebone kit.

    Not a bad deal at all.


    I've been in the market for a laptop and considered this too, but w/ only a 15" screen and a 8600gt I don't know if it's really worth it. Instead of this I opted for a gateway that is close (biggest difference being inferior processor) but has a 17" screen and an 8800m gts. I guess it depends on what you're in the market for though, I was looking for a desktop replacement budget gaming laptop.

    http://www.gateway.com/systems/product/529668033.php

    Less the tech support MS Office etc

    Also, OCZ is allegedly coming out w/ a 17" version of the DIY

    http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?p=274243
  3. I think in most cases you might be better off ordering somewhat stripped prebuilt, then upgrading it
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