Building Laptops - A Centrino Notebook Spec
Over 10 years ago, we started Discussing this issue of Building Laptops ever since the 486 'Lunch Box' PC days. While still possible, the practicality was less plausible. Building a Laptop is not the same as Building a Desktop PC due to the high level of integration required. Today, the practical is a reality while the greatest obstacle remains the affordability issue - Why Build a Laptop when you can Buy a Laptop? Why not?
Hence, our new Laptop Build Specs working in conjunction with our preferred supplier, www.AxionTech.com. Axion will be happy to take these Specs, customize to your liking, and Build your Laptop for you to your liking for an additional fee. Doing so, one misses the point of this exercise - Gaining the personal Knowledge and Experience. On a one time basis of one Laptop, one User, the actual Build process takes 20 minutes.
As indicated by our Specs, a Centrino Laptop Build requires five separately purchased components: The Laptop Shell, CPU, RAM, HD & Wireless Mini PCI card (currently 802.11 b/g). Changes occurring as of this writing include a new Pentium M CPU core with 2 MB Cache and a new faster Wireless Spec. In making Component choices we first should consider usage - What will this Centrino Laptop be used for? Mobility or Desktop replacement? We recommend Mobility. With that idea in mind, the best Price / Performance Ratio of Bang For The Buck to consider include the following...
Sources for RTR (Ready To Run) Laptop / Notebook Purchase:
Benefits: Service and Insurance. Laptops DO break and disappear when unattended. And this all adds up. Choices. Either way, whether you Build or Buy A Laptop, know your Options before making a Purchasing Decision.
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