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Old 01-04-2011, 07:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, i was wondering if it were possible to custom build a laptop. I know the desktop world is thriving with originality and custom configurations and i can't find anything on laptops. Also, what is the price range for these machines if they are possible and exist?
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There are a few sites, (ibuypower, sager, xoticpc, etc...) that will let you configure a laptop to what you want; I think that is what your talking about. But for a custom build... those range only in what you can get from the company. (FYI, Alienware is nothing but a branding [hyped up] DeLL PC)

Now the price... that can range from 999.00 upwards to 4-5K depending on how you want it configured...
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Thanks but i was talking about a custom build. as in, I buy the parts, I choose everything, and I put it together. I don't understand why (according to you) it would be so expensive to do when desktop builds are cheaper custom vs. Prebuilt.
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You Can't. End of story. You can easily go to Dell, IBuyPower, and select what you want.

Laptops are not as lenient as desktops. If you get a motherboard, you have to find a case that EXACTLY fits it, graphic card as well. And so on all through the process.

You can't. Plain and simple.
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UGGHH why don't they just team up and make standardized sizes like desktops?
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Because laptops are an entirely different market. They don't want you messing with frail laptop parts. Plus it would be a h*** lot hard putting it together with 50 screws.
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Just do an image search for laptop motherboards and you'll see what MindoverMaster and I are talking about. It simply can't be done as a custom setup.
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Yeah i see what your talking about with current sizes and companies but, just like desktops did from rooms to ATX, i hope that in the future they develop a standardized system for laptop parts.
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Yeah i see what your talking about with current sizes and companies but, just like desktops did from rooms to ATX, i hope that in the future they develop a standardized system for laptop parts.
Don't hold your breath. While I would also like to see this happen for the sake of making lappys easier to work on I don't expect to ever see it become a reality.
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