I need a laptop, and I was wondering, will it cost more to build my own laptop from scratch, or to buy one already built?
Will I end up paying less if I build one? I need it to be small, light and functional. It needs to have at least a cd or dvd drive and I don't want a floppy drive that would take up space.
I am looking around at motherboards for laptops but there are so many I don't know where to start. I noticed that you can't really shop by specs for laptop parts. I am trying to see how cheap it can be done, and still have a fast laptop.
I want to spend under 250 dollars, if that is possible. I don't need the fastest processor, as long as its faster than my 7 year gateway old desktop (2.39GHZ pentium 4). I figured since my computer is worth about one penny, pretty much any processor you can buy today should be faster. More important for me though, is RAM and battery life. I need at least 6 or more hours. I need at least 4GB RAM. I will mainly use it for homework and maybe a couple movies everynow and then. It would be a plus if the video card was seperate not integrated because I would be able to upgrade later.
Where should I start? Any motherboard combinations?
Edited by pconstantinescu, 06 February 2011 - 09:56 PM.