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#1 2010-12-09 09:33:36

mcarni
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2009-02-10
Posts: 132

build your own netbook, is it possible/wise/worthy?

Guys,

Christmas time is coming, I am thinking of getting a small netbook for my wife, and since i have enjoyed assembling a couple of computers recently and I was wondering if it makes any sense to try to build my own netbook.
I tried to look for barebone laptops and parts on the net, but my yesterday night quick search was pretty unfruitful.

do you have any suggestion/advise on the topic?

thanks

m

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#2 2010-12-09 15:06:54

anonymous
The Mystery Member
Registered: 2008-11-29
Posts: 9,419

Re: build your own netbook, is it possible/wise/worthy?

Build-your-own-laptops do exist but for netbooks its a lot more rare. OCZ once had a DIY netbook but its gone and they only have notebooks now.

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#3 2010-12-09 19:17:13

mcarni
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2009-02-10
Posts: 132

Re: build your own netbook, is it possible/wise/worthy?

thanks Anonymous,

i was trying to save some money...2010 has been a catastrophic year...  thought building it myself was a good idea, but probably i was wrong.

thanks

M

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#4 2010-12-09 20:20:29

charlie01
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2009-02-09
Posts: 556

Re: build your own netbook, is it possible/wise/worthy?

Im thinking it wouldnt be cost effective to do so.

If laptops are available to build,Why not look for a 12 or 13 inch screen model.
Maybe the parts are available for something like a small laptop.

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#5 2010-12-09 23:14:33

Awebb
The Singularity
Registered: 2009-07-23
Posts: 2,812

Re: build your own netbook, is it possible/wise/worthy?

If you do this for fun and learning effect, go for it. If you want to save money and have an efficient device, buy a complete netbook.


I'm so meta, even this acronym

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#6 2010-12-10 15:29:58

charlie01
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2009-02-09
Posts: 556

Re: build your own netbook, is it possible/wise/worthy?

Awebb wrote:

If you do this for fun and learning effect, go for it. If you want to save money and have an efficient device, buy a complete netbook.

Sometimes part of the fun is the build.
If thats the case i agree with you.

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#7 2010-12-10 21:22:42

mcarni
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2009-02-10
Posts: 132

Re: build your own netbook, is it possible/wise/worthy?

it was meant to be a bit of fun for me, and at the same time a good way to give an useful present to my wife trying to save some money.

anyway i guess i will stick to buying one, even if i decided to go for the home-made build i don't seem to be abe to find any netbook parts....

thanks, a lot for your help

M

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