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NinjaSimon
22-03-2006, 07:10 PM
I know nowadays its best to build your home pc yourself, as its often cheaper and more custamizable. But do you ever think we'll be able to build our own laptops or will we be stuck with the manufacturing we have?

Payne
22-03-2006, 07:50 PM
well in june im going to look into getting a laptop, but your right i sure do wish i could build it myself that would be sweet

mudmanj
22-03-2006, 07:55 PM
That would be sweet but i have never seen any kind of stuff to start with like a blank case etc......

the_serious_gamer
23-03-2006, 12:13 AM
Do you mean build it yourself as actually doing it yourself or having the site do it for you? There are many sites that do it for you, but they colst like 3000 dollars and stuff like that.

mudmanj
23-03-2006, 12:15 AM
No,actually starting out with nothing and building it from scratch.

the_serious_gamer
23-03-2006, 12:21 AM
Oh...I ahve never done that before. Sounds cool though.

NinjaSimon
23-03-2006, 06:41 AM
Well I just wondered if you could maybe buy an empty laptop that just had the screen in it, then you just add all the bits you want, like if you wanted a dvd burning drive you could add one in or a huge amount of ram, etc.

mudmanj
23-03-2006, 09:22 AM
maybe you could find a used one with a working screen and gut it and start over.

Payne
23-03-2006, 03:25 PM
you could prolly gut one like mudmanj said and build it yourself but most of the parts that are in laptop u cant buy or are hard to find , its the way of the company make sure we buy from them

mudmanj
23-03-2006, 04:10 PM
Yep that is true but somwhere there has to be a place to get them.

Payne
23-03-2006, 07:06 PM
well some sites custome build it for u how u want it

juicyjuice107
03-04-2006, 06:30 PM
yeah sites like alienware and sony and well every single notebook seller

munchy
04-04-2006, 01:12 AM
exactly, ive never seen myself blank cases for laptops, and parts etc. It would be waaaaaay to expensive man. For laptops you dont need to build, you can trust the big companies, they have good laptops. I have a toshiba, and its great, ive had it for like 2 years now and its running perfectly. Sony is good also but overpriced. Go ofr toshiba and Centrino processor. You cant go wrong.

corim123
18-08-2006, 08:14 AM
Yea, laptops are much more complex than regular desktops in how they use a battery the parts sizes and all the other crap.

svalbard
18-08-2006, 10:17 AM
my laptop is a dell. i saved up for a long time to get it

corim123
26-08-2006, 10:04 PM
How much was it?

Twinny
31-12-2006, 12:53 PM
When you buy a laptop they say to get as much in it is as possible, like stock it up to the best of the best because they are so hard to add things to. The only thing i've heard of adding to it was ram, and that wasn't even that easy. And also the only way to add hard drive space would be to replace the existing one or just get an external which wouldn't be as convenient because it is a laptop.

RESmonkey
01-01-2007, 04:54 PM
You're better off getting a laptop from a company like Dell, since they have warranties and all. Now, I've built desktops before, but that is because it's cheaper to do that. Building laptops is obviously more expensive than buying a laptop with the same parts, needless to say where you would find the specific parts (especially high-end ones). The companies get the parts cheaper, they make a profit, too, but it's just cheaper for you (and I guess, better) to buy the laptop instead.

But if you aren't looking for that stuff, I suggest looking for people who are selling innards.

Thales
01-02-2007, 12:22 PM
I don't do much more laptop hardware customization other than replacing ram, a hard drive, or an disc drive. The rest is too complicated, small, and proprietary for me to even mess with.

puggy
26-03-2007, 11:55 PM
i do not even know how to customize pcs lol

MattZani
27-03-2007, 10:49 AM
Laptops can be done, but its not easy, either buy commercial, or get a custom PC

Matt

Sauberbmw
11-11-2008, 10:51 PM
yeah building a laptop is no easy task. it has alot of small parts and configuring it correctly is a pain in the arsse