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    Intrested in building a laptop

    I am interested in making myself a laptop, and want to know where on earth can i obtain an inexpensive bare bone laptop with a screen, and SocketA XP-M 2500+ Barton processor? thanks in advance.

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    Re: Intrested in building a laptop

    For that generation of equipment all I can recommend is ebay. Scan sell barebones for ~£590, and I think you can get Asus ones but neither are for socket A.

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    Re: Intrested in building a laptop

    why?

    buying the parts is expensive?

    cheaper to buy a laptop or if interested a a build then try this site

    mini-itx.com - news

    and see what you can make around one of these!

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    Re: Intrested in building a laptop

    I looked into this and building a laptop costs ALOT more than buying the same spec system. This is mainly due to the shell costing so much. If you want to mess about with an old socket A you could buy a 2nd hand socket A laptop then rip it to pieces and do what you want with it.

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    Re: Intrested in building a laptop

    Thanks for the help everyone, and I know its expensive as there arnt many 'barebone case' sellers just resellers who sell in bulk not singluar items >.<. Thanks for the site Freddie will look into it and thanks for the advice mountainmachine. Will still continue looking as I want to accomplish making my own laptop someday just another challenge to conquer whats life when we don't take risks...would be pretty boring and would end up following someone elses feet other than your own.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Intrested in building a laptop

    Be interesting to see how you get on. Keep us posted.

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    Re: Intrested in building a laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by mountainmachine View Post
    I looked into this and building a laptop costs ALOT more than buying the same spec system. This is mainly due to the shell costing so much. If you want to mess about with an old socket A you could buy a 2nd hand socket A laptop then rip it to pieces and do what you want with it.

    Sounds the right thing to do!!

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    Re: Intrested in building a laptop

    Also whats the reason for wanting a socket A?

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