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So for a while i've been wanting to game on a tablet, unfortunatly few happen to run windows, And when they do, The storage/IGP is terribad, So i figured i don't use my acer aspire 5741g(Nvidia Gt320m+ core i5 430m) as a bit of a test subject, The idea is to create a slate thats 15 inches, I know thats a little on the large side but the increased screen size will allow me to fit a few 'speciality' Items in it aswell, such as a 3g/4g Adapter and a USB hub to give me a few extra ports, Now i realise all this Additional hardware requires more power, but i have found evidence of 6-12 cell batteries for this model, And if i can plug in any battery with the same connector, i could find bigger, longer, Stronger and faster batteries. However! Never the less here is a dissassembled, Acer aspire 5741g


Ok, OCN won't let me upload pictures, Huddler U_U

Q: So why is it called a "Slate"
A:Well thats what we call tablets over here with windows installed, a "Slate-PC"

Q:So why are you making one? laptops suck for gaming, and those are terrible parts?
A: Actualy laptops are quite capable of gaming, And Given the 320m, is capable of playing Alot of console ports at that resolution with Anti Aliasing turned off, I am not too fussed, Since i mainly will be playing wow/D3 on it, and 1366x768 isn't exactly the worlds most demanding resolution guys

Q: You mentioned it being a test subject?
A: Yes, If all goes well i will be building a far superior one in the future, For the most part i am simply worried about battery life, wich means i need to find high cell batteries, and dismantle the cases on them to move cells around to keep it balanced, i don't want all it's weight on one side, I don't mind it being a little on the heavy side, or not being as slim as the rest, But i'd prefer it's weight be balanced around.

Q: What are the total specs for the 'Slate'
A: Core i5 430m, GT320m(Overclocked by 30% i used to do that, I still can now tongue.gif) No optical drive, 60GB SSD for boot, 512GB SSd/HDD for storage 8GB Ddr3 1066/1333, dismantled USB hub, dismantled 3g/4g LTE Stick will be beneath the screen and at the edge of the case, In various places to balance out.

Q: How does one play games without a keyboard or a mouse.
A: There are interfaces developed/ Being developed for Games to run on a touchscreen, I know of an interface being developed for world of warcraft and diablo 3, by a group called 'Overwolf'

Q: What will the outside of the slate be made of
A: For now i went cheap and i am going with perspex unless someone has a better idea, Mainly because it's easy to work with.

Q: What are you going to use to cool it? Won't that hardware get hot..
A: The Same cooling it came with, i won't be removing heatpipes, i will simply be placing the board close to the edge so that it can Vent out the side away from my hands, the rest should be relativly cool.
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Core i7 4710MQ P170-SM-A Nvidia GTX 980M @ 1470mhz 32GB DDR3L 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung SSD 840 EVO Msata 250GB SanDisk SDSSDX120GG25 HGST 1TB Blu-Ray 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
OverCharged Cage fans Windows 8.1 + Virtual Machines Modified 1080P glossy IPS 60hz Stock 
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240 Watt Brick 
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