Originally Posted by oni5115
I believe I have read that Sager uses components like Cleevo chassis for making their laptops. Is it possible to buy your own components and build one like a desktop? Or is it still simply not worth the hassle?
Yes it is. Clevo offers a desktop cpu series called the X7200. It basically nullifies all of the benefeits of a laptop though. As you'll get terrible battery life, and it will destroy your back.
It's really not worth it to go that route. If you are looking for as close as you can get to desktop power, I'd buy a np8150/8170 barebones, and put a 485m or 6970 (not out yet) in it with a 2720qm (best performance/price sandy bridge upgrade)
Its not crazy hard to assemble it, especially since clevo machines were made for full user access, but if you're spending like 1800+ for top of the line parts, I'd just spend gthe extra hundred or two or whatever to get it made by someone with experience, and get the warranty and stuff. (just throwing out a random number, as I looked at doing a barebones build and it was reasonable just to get it built by sager/a reseller)