Building a Laptop in 2016??

iAm80M8

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Hi. I just made a gaming PC successfully and am quite proud. Nonetheless, I wanted to know if I can build a laptop for myself. I know all about it being impractical and a mere waste of money, but I still want to try. I wanted to know about some good websites that sell the parts like barebooks, components etc (did do some research but found that all the websites are outdated).

I think even though it is quite stupid to build one, I can try some research. Any help is appreciated! Thanks :)
 

BadActor

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Building a laptop is much more difficult than building a desktop. You would be be wise to try taking an old one apart and reassembling it. Different kinds of connectors, limited space, delicate parts. Nowadays, the CPU's are soldered to the motherboards and the graphics are integrated, which means all your basically doing is installing RAM and a drive. Since the OEM's buy in bulk, it's just much cheaper to buy rather than build.
 

BadActor

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Building a laptop is much more difficult than building a desktop. You would be be wise to try taking an old one apart and reassembling it. Different kinds of connectors, limited space, delicate parts. Nowadays, the CPU's are soldered to the motherboards and the graphics are integrated, which means all your basically doing is installing RAM and a drive. Since the OEM's buy in bulk, it's just much cheaper to buy rather than build.
 

hang-the-9

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There are no standards for laptop components really.

If you want to work on it, you can contact some OEM builders like Clevo and see if they will ship you the parts in a box not put together.
 
Glad you are proud, but putting together a PC is like putting pieces of legos together, they are meant to fit each other.

Laptops are different animals. Because they are designed to be compact and portable, not designed to come with plug&play lego pieces. As mentioned mostly you change ram and HD and that's about it. Don't know how much fun would that be.
 

jaguarskx

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There were sites that sold barebones chassis several years ago 2009 / 2010, but they have since shutdown. To the best of my knowledge there are no longer any online stores to buy the components necessary to build your own laptop anymore.

You can try Googling for barebone laptop chassis and see what may pop up.
 
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