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    custom built laptop - can u do this

    What i want to know is can u buy laptop parts and build them ur self like u can with a normal comptuer. I havent seen it advertized or anything saying that u can. If it is possible could i be pointed in the direction of these parts online and also guides as to how to put the things together. thanks for ne help

    ps : i have done a google search>> it didnt come back with anything useful

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    Laptops are not like desktops. There are only a limited amount of things you can change. The CPU, the RAM and maybe the graphics if its a mini-AGP which are staring to appear. Other than that, most of it is built in. You could get replacements from the OEM suppliers.

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    ECS make barebones laptops, then you buy the CPU / HDD / RAM for them. Not a cheap way of doing it though.

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    ok so i think building them is out the window . Can u buy them with no OS preinstalled? i dont want all the "this comptuer is configured for windowsxp" bull and rescue disks and such cos thats just restricktion in IMO and i know some manufactures void the warranty if u put a different OS on the laptop to what they put on there, as my firend found.

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    novatech sell without. but my mum just got a compaq and although ignoring the xp home factor its so much better build than the novatech one and was so much more feature wise. if you want one to last get a top range alienware lappy. if that is more than your needs i assume you can get one pretty cheap

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    Akk Compaq! Dell's laptops are good.

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    Dell and IBM make surprisingly good laptops.

    Don't go for anything cheap and rubbish like Acer or Packard Bell... me + friends have been there, done that and broke the t-shirt, if you get me!

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    Are Sony vaio's not the bees knees in laptops these days ?

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    Yea but dont expect decent support from Sony if it goes wrong Ive had many a people tell me of horror stories about replacements/replacement parts. And stupid comments like "If you're not using Sony batteries you void the warrenty/we cant help you" and crap like that.

    Personally i prefer the IBM or Toshiba stuff we use in work.
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    IBM's laptops are of excellent build quality, but really expensive for what you get.

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    There IS SOME things u can do... here in my office im the one who repairs the laptops and the things I can change (on these specific laptops) are: -

    RAM
    CPU
    HSF
    Screen (TFT)
    Keyboard
    HDD
    CD-ROM
    Floppy-Drive

    I can access the motherboard, but it'd be hard to change it, but Im always up for a challenge.

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    Theres a laptop in computer buyer that scores almost 10,000 in 3dmark, with a mobile 9600 64mb. its "only" £1200....

    ...needless to say its almost unuseble due to over heating problems...

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