Can you build your own laptop?

Axon

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Heh, ignore the blank post.

Anyway, if possible, can you show me some good part sites?

Thanks all.
 

SneakyStuff

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That is highly unlikely, seeing as how many laptops use specialized parts, drives, motherboards, displays, it's a jungle.
 

SackOfAllTrades

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I've built my own laptop and I'll tell ya, you don't get that sense of accomplishment as with other projects you finish...especially when the cheese starts melting too early.
 

dkozloski

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Laptops are assembled from a collection of unique, specialized and integrated parts designed and built for a specific machine. At best you could scrounge the junkyards and find enough stuff to recreate some specific model. You would be far wiser to buy a good used machine that is already in one piece. Granted there are a few exceptions like hard drives and LCD screens that might be located with a generic number but anything else to do with the case and innards is a different story.
 

blackinches

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blackinches must tell you building your own laptop is all that it's cracked up to be, especially when you can just go clickety click on a website and buy one.

WOOOO WOOOO!
 

Axon

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Originally posted by: blackinches
blackinches must tell you building your own laptop is all that it's cracked up to be, especially when you can just go clickety click on a website and buy one.

WOOOO WOOOO!

O I C SEW I GO CLICKLY CLICK N THEY RIP ME OFF W LOWAER QUALTY PARTS DAT COST MO' $$ LIKE DEASKTAPS OR IZ DAT NOT TEH CASE?

THX BLACK! <3
 

jdogg707

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Originally posted by: Axon
Originally posted by: blackinches
blackinches must tell you building your own laptop is all that it's cracked up to be, especially when you can just go clickety click on a website and buy one.

WOOOO WOOOO!

O I C SEW I GO CLICKLY CLICK N THEY RIP ME OFF W LOWAER QUALTY PARTS DAT COST MO' $$ LIKE DEASKTAPS OR IZ DAT NOT TEH CASE?

THX BLACK! <3

hahaha....that was hilarious, someone had to pull him out of the third person.
 

Derango

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Unless you have the skills and the facilities to design your own motherboard layouts and cooling designs....no.
 

Axon

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Understood, and no, I do not. Guess it's an ACER or Dell for me. :(
 

dkozloski

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You might do like they did years ago. Take a standard desktop machine, integrate about a 6" LCD screen, put a handle on the top fron Ace Hardware and call it portable.
 

GnomeCop

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Originally posted by: Axon
Originally posted by: blackinches
blackinches must tell you building your own laptop is all that it's cracked up to be, especially when you can just go clickety click on a website and buy one.

WOOOO WOOOO!

O I C SEW I GO CLICKLY CLICK N THEY RIP ME OFF W LOWAER QUALTY PARTS DAT COST MO' $$ LIKE DEASKTAPS OR IZ DAT NOT TEH CASE?

THX BLACK! <3



BAAAAAM!
 

blackinches

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Originally posted by: Axon
Originally posted by: blackinches
blackinches must tell you building your own laptop is all that it's cracked up to be, especially when you can just go clickety click on a website and buy one.

WOOOO WOOOO!

O I C SEW I GO CLICKLY CLICK N THEY RIP ME OFF W LOWAER QUALTY PARTS DAT COST MO' $$ LIKE DEASKTAPS OR IZ DAT NOT TEH CASE?

THX BLACK! <3

blackinches is wondering what is wrong with your spelling.

WOOOO WOOOO!