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Building a Laptop

by pkiddmui / April 10, 2006 11:03 PM PDT

Hey Folks,

Looking for links and/or info on how to go about building your own laptop.

I have a perfectly good notebook and just want to rip its gut out and replace everything.

Just kidding!!!!

Here?s the real deal, I have an old NEC Pentium 100mhz, yes 100mhz!! I want to rebuilt it to use for surfing the net and run MS Office XP.

Price is an object, do not want to overspent, somewhere within $500. Need to pay mortgage and feed wife and kid.


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Look at ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 10, 2006 11:52 PM PDT
In reply to: Building a Laptop and as well as all the other places that sell parts. What you find is that laptop motherboards are not to be found.

Unlike desktops, there is no standard size for laptop motherboards and hence, the upgrade dies on the operating table.


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Bionic Notebook
by pkiddmui / April 11, 2006 1:46 AM PDT
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I thought we had the technology to rebuilt it better than before.

Oops, too much tv when I was a kid.

I guess the six million dollar laptop might as well be a paper weight.


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Just so you know...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 11, 2006 1:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Bionic Notebook

I've seen build it yourself laptops some 10 years ago. A small company proposed and supplied a standard case, motherboards and parts to pick and selecttively build a laptop.

The unit was twice as thick and heavy as anything on the market and the company folded in just a few years. The idea doesn't work in the consumer world.


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Barebone System
by pkiddmui / April 11, 2006 2:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Just so you know...

I seem somewhere that sells barebone system and also let you pick the parts you want (e.g. cpu, memory, graphic...)

It was just a idea I was playing with, its much better than doing stuff around the house that the wife ask for. HEHEHEHE


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