Here's something that fans of building their own PCs will be interested in - OCZ has launched a build-it-yourself gaming notebook kit.
The idea is simple. You buy a kit (currently there's no word on pricing but the wording on the OCZ website suggest that this will be aggressively priced) consisting of:
- Notebook chassis
- 15.4" WXGA Display w/ Glossy Finish
- Intel PM965 Chipset + ICH8M
- NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 512 MB DDR2 Video Memory
- PCI-Express 16X
- 8X DVD±R/RW + 4x Dual Layer Combo drive
- Built-in HD Audio Codec
- 3D Surround sound
- Integrated Touchpad
- A4 Sized Keyboard
- 1 Lithium-Ion Battery (9 Cell)
To this kit you add the following:
- Intel Core 2 Duo platform
- Up to 4GB Dual Channel DDR2-667
- 80 to 320GB 5400/7200RPM 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD
- Microsoft OS (Vista or XP)
Apart from the components, according to OCZ all you need to finish the notebook are a Phillips #0 screwdriver and a 3.0mm slotted screwdriver.
Looking at the assembly manual (PDF) doesn't seem all that tricky (looks to me like the hardest part would be fiddling with the bezel) and anyone who's handled PC components should be able to put one of these systems together.
Anyone interested in a DIY notebook?