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[dailytech] OCZ Announces 15.4" DIY Gaming Notebook

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OCZ branches out to include notebooks under its growing umbrella.


While most people know OCZ Technology as a memory company, it has recently branched out into many sector of the computing market. OCZ's portfolio has now expanded to include video cards, power supplies, memory cards and solid-state drives (SSDs).

OCZ hopes to branch out even further with the announcement of a new do-it-yourself (DIY) gaming notebook. End-users will be able to purchase the DIY notebook barebones and add components to the machine to build an entire system. OCZ venders, however, will be able to spec the notebooks however they see fit.

Each notebook comes from OCZ standard with a 15.4" WXGA display, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 512MB GPU, Intel PM965 northbridge/ICH8M southbridge, SATA support for HDDs or SSDs, 8x dual-layer DVD burner, four USB 2.0 ports, ExpressCard 34/54 slot, and a fingerprint reader. Optional components will include Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, a TV tuner, and a Intel 4965AGN 802.11a/g/n wireless adapter.

OCZ's DIY gaming notebook is no lightweight, however, and weighs in at hefty 7 pounds with a 9-cell battery pack. External dimensions for the machine ring in at 14.25" x 11.25" x 1.5".

"For years consumers have wanted to build their own mobile computing platforms, but the product offerings and market simply did not serve them as they did in the desktop do it yourself segment," said OCZ Systems Solutions Product Manager Eugene Chang. "With the OCZ Do-It-Yourself Notebook initiative, OCZ empowers with the resources like validated component guides, documentation, tech support, and a warranty to allow consumers to configure and build a true gaming notebook with the exact specification that matches their unique requirements."

OCZ also plans to go above and beyond the call of duty by offering validated components in the system, toll-free support, and detailed instructions on how to complete a new system build.

Pricing has not been announced for OCZ's DIY gaming notebook, but will be revealed when the system and its siblings arrive later this year.




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post #2 of 17
linskingdom you must never sleep. Good post. Ocz seems to be branching out a lot these days.
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The price of this will have to be pretty cheap in order to compete with OEMs laptops, for around $700, you can get an Exerex laptop with an 8600M and the rest of the stuffs. This will probably have a niche market regardless of the price most likely.
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Great find, I will probably be one of the first to get this since I need a notebook for college
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linskingdom you must never sleep. Good post. Ocz seems to be branching out a lot these days.
I do. Almost kid's bed story time.
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will you tell me a story please?

I'm jealous of the kids.
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Holy crap this looks sweet. I might pick one up. When I go spend the weekend with the family or something it would be nice to play some BF2 or browse the web on a PC thats not 20 years out of date.
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i really hope that this sets an example and all vendors start offering barebones laptops
    
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Who makes the mobo?
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Each notebook comes from OCZ standard with a 15.4" WXGA display, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 512MB GPU, Intel PM965 northbridge/ICH8M southbridge, SATA support for HDDs or SSDs, 8x dual-layer DVD burner, four USB 2.0 ports, ExpressCard 34/54 slot, and a fingerprint reader. Optional components will include Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, a TV tuner, and a Intel 4965AGN 802.11a/g/n wireless adapter.
How is it DIY when all that stuff comes standard? Unless by DIY they mean the way Dell, Gateway, and every other company does it (DGEOCDI).
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