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March 14, 2005 3:54:44 PM

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Can anyone relate an experience, report an information site, or just
comment on the problems surrounding building your own laptop? Also,
can someone list stores from which one can purchase the desired
components?

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
March 14, 2005 8:13:26 PM

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Chuck wrote:

> Can anyone relate an experience, report an information site, or just
> comment on the problems surrounding building your own laptop? Also,
> can someone list stores from which one can purchase the desired
> components?

<http://groups-beta.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_q=build%...;
gets 17,900 hits on this topic.

The bottom line is that you can't do it except by buying used parts off of
ebay or dealing directly with a manufacturer in containerload quantities.
The best you can do is a barebones machine to which you add memory, disk,
and possibly a processor.

--
--John
to email, dial "usenet" and validate
(was jclarke at eye bee em dot net)
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
March 15, 2005 1:21:25 AM

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>Can anyone relate an experience, report an information site, or just
>comment on the problems surrounding building your own laptop? Also,
>can someone list stores from which one can purchase the desired
>components?

On pricewatch.com look under the notebook heading "no OS". You can buy
the shell, LCD, and mobo and add everything else yourself. Warning-
These are almost all very bulky desktop replacements. Also be very
careful as to what you get. If it arrives and you need a special
battery, special charger, OS, and others on top of a HDD and RAM,
you'll be looking at a huge total price.
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
March 15, 2005 9:26:43 PM

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Chuck wrote:
>
> Can anyone relate an experience, report an information site, or just
> comment on the problems surrounding building your own laptop? Also,
> can someone list stores from which one can purchase the desired
> components?

I assembled my latest laptop from discrete components: chassis
(including
CD-RW/DVD), HDD, CPU, and memory. Specifically:
ASUS Z80K (a.k.a. A2K)
Toshiba 80 GB/16 MB/5400 rpm
AMD 3400+ (61.5 W)
2x512 DDR400

It didn't save me a lot of money, but I had near absolute control over
the
the components.

Carl
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
March 15, 2005 9:26:44 PM

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On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 18:26:43 -0500, Carl Kaufmann <cwkaufmann@cox.net>
wrote:

>I assembled my latest laptop from discrete components: chassis
>(including
>CD-RW/DVD), HDD, CPU, and memory. Specifically:
>ASUS Z80K (a.k.a. A2K)
>Toshiba 80 GB/16 MB/5400 rpm
>AMD 3400+ (61.5 W)
>2x512 DDR400
>
>It didn't save me a lot of money, but I had near absolute control over
>the
>the components.
>
>Carl



No one who said to have assemble his own notebook, EVER shown any
pictures. Embarrased? Don't post fake ones now.
March 16, 2005 10:57:48 AM

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On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 18:26:43 -0500, Carl Kaufmann <cwkaufmann@cox.net>
wrote:

>Chuck wrote:
>>
>> Can anyone relate an experience, report an information site, or just
>> comment on the problems surrounding building your own laptop? Also,
>> can someone list stores from which one can purchase the desired
>> components?
>
>I assembled my latest laptop from discrete components: chassis
>(including
>CD-RW/DVD), HDD, CPU, and memory. Specifically:
>ASUS Z80K (a.k.a. A2K)
>Toshiba 80 GB/16 MB/5400 rpm
>AMD 3400+ (61.5 W)
>2x512 DDR400
>
>It didn't save me a lot of money, but I had near absolute control over
>the
>the components.
>
>Carl

Thanks to all who offered advice on this process. ISTM that the
difficulties outweigh the gains. Perhaps I'll just wait for the new
versions to come down the pipe.
!