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Old 10-04-2007, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Custom building laptop... what wxga or wsxga?

Well Im planning on custom building a compal ilf90, but xoticpc only has models with 15.4" wxga (1280x800) screens in stock right now.

Is it worth it to pay an extra $80 and wait 3 more weeks for a 15.4" wsxga (1600x1050) screen?

The laptop i would build

has an 8600m gt w/512mb
2.2ghz santa rosa core 2 duo
2gb ddr 667 cl4 gskill ram
160gb WD scorpio HDD
1gb intel robinson memory ...dont really know anything about, but why not?
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Default Re: Custom building laptop... what wxga or wsxga?

I'm typing on a WXGA on 15.4" and I sort of wish I could get a tad bit more resolution out of this screen.

Of course, the downside (aside from size preferences) is that native resolution gaming will place a lot more demand on the video card. Shouldn't be that much of a problem with a 8600M GT, though.

The $80 seems reasonable to me- I would say it's worth it. But having an additional 3 week delay (especially for technology) is a bit of a negative. I'm not sure I would be willing to wait that long.
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Default Re: Custom building laptop... what wxga or wsxga?

I take it you are building for the experience rather then the price/performance as usually it is cheaper to buy retail then custom for the laptop market???
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Default Re: Custom building laptop... what wxga or wsxga?

I do want to say Ive custom built a laptop.

This is what Ive got so far from xoticpc:

1x Compal IFL90 Barebone System
- Display: 15.4" WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050) "Matte" Display w/PCI-e nVIDIA GeForce Go 8600GT 512MB Video Card
- Intel® Robson Turbo Memory: 1GB Intel® Robson Turbo Memory (Vista Only)
- Optical Drive: - Combo 8X DVD/24x10x24 CD-RW w/Softwares
- Memory Card Reader: Internal 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO)
- Camera: Built in 2.0 Megapixel Camera
- Wireless Network: Built-in Intel® PRO/Wireless 4965 802.11 a/g/n
- Battery: Smart Li-ion Battery (6-Cell) - **Standard w/ WXGA & WXGA+ Screen Only**
- Fingerprint Reader: Integrated Fingerprint Reader
- Warranty: 3 Year Labor* 1 Year Parts Warranty Lifetime Toll Free Tech Support (Extra 2 Year Labor Warranty through Xotic PC)
- Assembly: Leave the system as parts and I will assemble $989.00
- Nvidia geforce 8600m gt w/512mb


Then I would order a santa rosa Core 2 Duo t7500 2.2ghz, 160gb WD scorpio, 2gb of ddr2, and vista home premium 32bit from newegg.



Grand total is $1550

I couldn't find a retail laptop for that price anywhere. However If anyone knows where I can get a retail laptop with the same parts for a cheaper price, please let me know.
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Take a look at the Sager 2090 module. it is virtually the same as Compal iFL90 without the 3year warranty. around $200 cheaper too.
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