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    News - OCZ rolls out do-it-yourself Neutrino netbook

    A DIY netbook sounds interesting enough, but this one appears to have hit every branch of the ugly tree on its way down.
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    Re: News - OCZ rolls out do-it-yourself Neutrino netbook

    27mm isn't *that* thick - sure it's a little bit more than we've come to expect, but my HP PDA was 27mm thick once you put it in it's provided soft rpotective case, and it still slips into my pocket. I don't think that's the deal breaker. The real problem is surely that it's the same old Atom + 945 chipset.

    Besides, once you add up the cost of hard drive and memory, plus the huge cost of Vista or XP if you're having to buy retail, it's gonna have to cost less than £150 to make it economically viable against just buying a preconfigured netbook...

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    Re: News - OCZ rolls out do-it-yourself Neutrino netbook

    sort of pointless unless its cheap, comes with sort of old hardware and really not that much customizable.

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    Re: News - OCZ rolls out do-it-yourself Neutrino netbook

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    27mm isn't *that* thick - sure it's a little bit more than we've come to expect
    Indeed - the MSI Wind U100 is 36mm when closed (despite them stating 32mm), and it's a pretty average size for netbooks.

    It's just not a very flattering side-picture. It makes it look huge, which it just isn't.

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    Re: News - OCZ rolls out do-it-yourself Neutrino netbook

    27mm isn't thick at all for a netbook, that thiner than my eeepc 901 which is 30mm

    I agree it's not massively pretty, the use of dark gray matte plastic and glossy black plastic doesn't work very well.

    While yes it seem to be the standard atom & p945 chipset but that's shown as a good and cheap combo for netbooks, it would be nice if there were other motherboards & cpu's available as long as OCZ can keep the same layout of connectors and sockets then there is the possibility of upgrade potential there.

    All told it looks like OCZ have bought a load of OEM units and have just stuck their logo on them and are selling them on.

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    Re: News - OCZ rolls out do-it-yourself Neutrino netbook

    Unless the barebones system is really cheap, I just don't see the point. The only components you can costomise are the memory and hard drive. I think in general you would be better off buying a normal netbook and the upgrading the the hard drive or memory as required.

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