HELP the Noob with laptop build - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-16-2005, 10:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2
Exclamation HELP the Noob with laptop build

Ok heres my problem, Ive used Dell for the last 7 years. But they have pissed me off one too many times! Good product, really bad service. No one even speaks english any more!

Back to my problem, I found a really great deal (Or so I think) on a Inspiron laptop.

Intel® Pentium® M Processor 760 (2 GHz/2MB Cache/533MHz
17 inch UltraSharp™ Wide Screen UXGA Display with TrueLife™
2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz 2 Dimm
256MB NVIDA® GeForce™ Go 6800
100GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
8x CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer write capability
Intel® PRO 2915 and Dell 350 Bluetooth Internal Wireless Cards
9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery (80 WHr) w/ 128mb Memory Key
Genuine Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005

This plus the Xtra crap dell throughs in but I got all this for $2150 shipped. Long story short Im looking to get away from Dell and on to someone else but I cant find anyone who can do even close to this for the same price. Ive even thought about just doing it my self Ive built desktops before but where do you buy laptop parts?

The_Hollywood is offline  
Old 11-16-2005, 11:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 458

I don't think you can build a laptop like you can a desktop. At least it's not going to be easy. I've never see laptop motherboards for sale.

<font size=1><b>Current Build:</b>
DFI Lanparty Ultra-D
<a href=\"\">AMD 64 X2 4400+ @ 2.20GHz</a>
Big Typhoon Heatsink/Fan
2 GB G.Skill DDR500 PC4000
eVGA 256MB 7800GTX
37GB Raptor
2x 120GB Hard Drives</font>
sickness is offline  
Old 11-16-2005, 11:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
Apokalipse's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,556

the hardest part is finding the parts. there is no standard for laptops.
Apokalipse is offline  
Old 11-16-2005, 11:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
RockyZ's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 896
Send a message via AIM to RockyZ

That sounds like a good deal to me.

G. Skill 4GB(2x2GB) DDR800
eVGA 8800GTS 320MB
super pi: 1m=20s
RockyZ is offline  
Old 11-17-2005, 01:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2

Yeah, its a great deal but Dell just isnt the company it used to be. The minute they take your money they could care less about supporting their product. Id rather spend a little more money with another company that will back up their computer.
The_Hollywood is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:13 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.