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Best company to use to build a custom laptop?

post #1 of 15
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Hi all,

I am fairly new to this forum, and I hope some folks can point me in the right direction.

What might be the best company to use to custom build a laptop?

In short, I am looking to build a thin and light aptop 4-4.5 lbs. with the latest technology: Intel 45nm T9300 processor, PM965 Express Chipset, a Blu-ray disc drive, a 64 GB SATA II solid state drive, etc.

Unfortunately, the big companies like Dell, HP, etc. aren't giving me all the options that I'd like.

What are my options for custom building?
post #2 of 15
I know people don't favor them, but when I got my lappy I got it from ibuypower.com
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post #3 of 15
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Any other recommendations?
post #4 of 15
I'm also interested in this too.
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post #6 of 15
Bump.
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post #7 of 15
I read that SSD can stop working after 6 years or something because the transferring of files burns in the circuits a little, and over time it might screw everything up.
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t3h bumpzors
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post #9 of 15
Alienware makes good stuff. But they are a bit $$
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post #10 of 15
i've seen people on this forum buy a laptop with a solid screen and case with the lowest possible configuration and then ditch/sell the parts they didn't want, buying the better parts online

you just have to make sure you have a newer MOBO that can handle the latest 45nm quads
    
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128GB Force GT + 2 x 500gb SP-F3's RAID-0 Samsung 20x DVD-RW Corsair H80i Win7 ultimate x64 
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