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Building a Laptop

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#1 Dotlife


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Posted 23 January 2016 - 12:15 AM

So, I basically want to build a laptop just to primarily use kali linux.  I've read around and it seems that I need a decent processor (atleast i5?) to use the tools kali comes with for pen testing.  (I dink around)


Is there a website that I can put it all together which doesnt cost an arm and a leg, or would i be better off just buying an IBM thinkpad off ebay?

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#2 raymac46


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Posted 04 February 2016 - 07:05 PM

I'd say get a used Thinkpad - preferably with Intel Centrino technology. It doesn't look as if the requirements for Kali Linux are all that onerous. Building a laptop isn't like building a desktop.

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 03:05 PM

For "building a laptop" you have 2 options:
1. Pay an arm and a leg for a custom laptop, OR
2. Build a "briefcase PC" which is basically exactly what it sounds like.
Unless you want to get really involved in this or spend a lot of money, you should go with the ThinkPad.
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