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Where can i buy a laptop shell?

i want to fully create my own laptop, basically make it myself. is there any place i can find a laptop shell so i can add the parts myself?

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While the answer is ebay to the question the real issue is..

There is no standard for motherboard form factors. There is also no standard on the LCD to VGA chipset interface and the list continues.

While I can give you the answer it only gives you a ready source of shells from Dell and others but where would you get parts to build it yourself?

I have a hunch you may think that laptops can be made much like we did desktops.


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another question

I have a similar question. I want a laptop with the new intel i7 processor but as compact as possible and as minimal as possible. all the laptops with this processor online have heaps of fancy things i don't need that clock up the cost. i want a small screen. maybe 15 inches. all i need is four usb inputs and this processor for my live VST synths to perform music.

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Re: i7

Are you sure you need an i7 to make music? Would it really sound better than with an i5 or i3 or a AMD processor? Did you try?
Wouldn't a laptop with a dedicated sound card be an alternative?


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There are i7 laptops.
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you can get a laptop shell custom made.....

I am searching for a shell so I can make my Fiance's laptop Pink... (I know I know but she wants it) so I found that site.. haven't dealt with the guy yet, but I am happy to give you what I have found out... I would suggest having the rest of the laptop ready to be torn apart and re-cased

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