Build a laptop?

United States
January 25, 2009 2:39pm CST
Kind of a far fetched question, but can you build a laptop from scratch? Or rather ... "Upgrade"? Say I found a crappy laptop on ebay for like $20. But really all that was good was the battery, screen, and maybe the HDD and motherboard. But say the processor was like...1.1GHz (SUX!) Can I buy laptop motherboards and mobile processors? It's prolly better off just to save up some money and get a brand new one for like $300, but 1) I have no money 2) I kinda want a customized laptop 3) I'd rather buy it in "parts" rather than save up (cuz that never works) 4) Building a laptop would be interesting and I might learn a thing or two Can anyone tell me if this is possible? Thanks!
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@Kat4676 (474)
• United States
25 Jan 09
It is possible to do. You can find parts for them on geeks.com and a few other sites. I personally use geeks as I have a wholesale account with them. A lot of their stuff is refurbished but, it does come with a warranty. I have repaired a few laptops and their "insides" aren't that much different from a desktop, just smaller :) Good luck and have a good one! Kat
• United States
26 Jan 09
Hey Thanks! I checked out the site and its pretty cool. Do you know of any other site (besides ebay) that sells used laptops for parts?
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@Kat4676 (474)
• United States
26 Jan 09
Not off hand,I will keep my eyes open and if I find any other sites, I will let you know. :) Kat
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
22 Feb 09
Hey, Yea you can basically build a laptop from almost scratch. But you firstly need a good Motherboard and good CPU. Then you just add on the RAM, and HDD, graphics card, etc... Hope this helps!