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LaughingCheese

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#1 10 years ago

Wow wow wow!

I've seen Asus's barebone notebook but its nothing like this (I don't think anyway).

Have you guys seen OCZ's DIY notebook kit?




Junk angel

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#2 10 years ago

Remember that notebooks rely on how they are build far more than desktops. So merely having good innards just isn't enough.

And a number of manufacturers are just known for having overheating issues on theirs. Unless I'm mistaken Asus is one of them. And well,you'd need a helluva lot of modding to get past that.




kow_ciller

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#3 10 years ago

There have been laptop kits for quite awhile. Asus had some a couple years ago. They look pretty well built. But I would buy a pre-built one instead since you can get much better hardware for you money than building one yourself.




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#4 10 years ago
kow_ciller;4770223There have been laptop kits for quite awhile. Asus had some a couple years ago. They look pretty well built. But I would buy a pre-built one instead since you can get much better hardware for you money than building one yourself.

Um, did you even look at the link?

And what do you mean 'better' hardware?

More reliable? Better performance (faster)?

I'm looking at a similar Toshiba to one of the kits OCZ sells. The major differnce is that the OCZ kit chassis has a fingerprint reader, and I can install XP instead of Vista.




kow_ciller

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#5 10 years ago

Uh yeah. I looked at the link. But when you compare it to say something like a gateway fx laptop which is $1000 it severely falls short. You still have to buy a hard drive, ram, and CPU. And laptop processors aren't exactly cheap. It all adds up to much more money than what you would spend for something that has been pre-built.

Not to mention Im not too big on OCZ anymore after dealing with their customer service. Although their hardware is often well built.




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#6 10 years ago
kow_ciller;4770642Uh yeah. I looked at the link. But when you compare it to say something like a gateway fx laptop which is $1000 it severely falls short.

Well, duh.

But I'm not comparing it to an FX, and I'm not trying to play modern games on medium/high.

I just want to play my older games like BF2 and KW, and I don't want something as huge as a 17", I want it to be somewhat portable.

You still have to buy a hard drive, ram, and CPU. And laptop processors aren't exactly cheap. It all adds up to much more money than what you would spend for something that has been pre-built.

True, depends on what components you buy.

But you definitely have a point on the processor. :p

Not to mention Im not too big on OCZ anymore after dealing with their customer service.

Bummer, sorry you had trouble with them. :(