Building a laptop?

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    Building a laptop?

    Is it possible? I'm kindof curious if building a laptop is possible. I am looking to purchase one sometime this summer for college, and I have been looking around at some prices and options right now. I can't seem to find what I want for a decent price, so I was wondering if I could build it. I haven't heard of it before, so I don't know if I could, or if it is possible (if they sell the parts, etc.). Thanks.

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    im sure you could buy parts but as to how your going to fit all those parts in the laptop whithout knowing how the manufacturer did it good luck

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    bulding laptops is extremely difficult, and honestly your better off buying it.

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    It's not that difficult. You can buy the parts plenty of places. The case is just like buying a tower, except it has the screen attached most times. And you can buy all the other parts just as easy. I know people that have made DIY laptops. I'm actually supposed to work on one soon for a friend.

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    okay, Thanks for the replies. I'll look into it more and see if it is worth it for me. I just wanted to know if parts were sold, like laptop cases, and now that I know they are, I'll look into prices and difficulty. Thanks again.

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    A hard obsticale would be cooling, Laptops are not capable of
    good cooling so or you would have spend alot of money on a
    tiny pinny cooling or would end up with a 486.

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    Originally posted by alpha
    okay, Thanks for the replies. I'll look into it more and see if it is worth it for me. I just wanted to know if parts were sold, like laptop cases, and now that I know they are, I'll look into prices and difficulty. Thanks again.

    Of course they are sold and can be built, but to build a GOOD laptop, i would just reccomend buying one, be it used or otherwise.

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    Originally posted by RoD
    Of course they are sold and can be built, but to build a GOOD laptop, i would just reccomend buying one, be it used or otherwise.
    Depends a little, How are you going to get a laptop assembled?
    Build it yourself? You cant just stuff it into the case!

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    Originally posted by Travis Dane
    Depends a little, How are you going to get a laptop assembled?
    Build it yourself? You cant just stuff it into the case!
    why not? That's what we're talking about. It's QUITE possible and has been done by many people.

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    of course you can, but is it worth it?

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    Originally posted by ober5861
    why not? That's what we're talking about. It's QUITE possible and has been done by many people.
    You must have a certain expertise for it, Those parts are REALLY
    close to each other. It'd be easier to just buy one, Than aquiring
    the knowledge to build one.

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    I think RoD is right here, building laptop is not that easy as some people thinks, that's not like a Desktop computers, not the same pieces, not the same price, not easy to find an piece...


    Maybe you can see some offerts of laptops, and choose one to buy..

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    Thanks for the info. Looks like parts are more expensive, at which I probably will just buy one.

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    If your looking to save money i would scan the local expo's, ebay, used pc sites, etc. We often have expos in philadelphia and they sell 900mhz laptops as low as 200 dollars.

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    You haven't told us what you're going to use it for

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