Is It Possible To Build A Laptop From Scratch?
April 1, 2007 3:59am CST
I know when you build a computer and you customize everything your self it comes out a lot cheaper and you get what you want. I think it would be cool if you could build your open gaming laptop. someone out there should start selling cds that show you how to assemble these things so you wont have to go to all different schools and stuff like that.
• United States
6 Apr 07
The answer is... sort of. You can buy the laptop shell which usually has the motherboard pre-attached. You can then add a notebook hard drive, RAM, DVD drive, etc. Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult to get the laptop shell and motherboard on its own. In addition, it is not cheaper than buying a branded laptop. Building a laptop with the cheapest crappiest components will cost over $700. You can buy a medium quality branded laptop for $599 if you know where to shop. As to your first statement, it is not a lot cheaper to build your own PC. Sometimes it's cheaper, sometimes it's not. It is cheaper to buy a branded PC if you are looking for a cheap machine. Branded budget PCs are $50 to $100 cheaper. For gaming PCs you can save anywhere from $100 to $1000 if you build it yourself.