OCZ DIY 15.4in Notebook video review



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Despite poor battery life and an inability to upgrade the graphics on this apparently self-serviceable notebook, OCZ has still proven there's potential in an upgradable notebook. Certainly if you can source your other components cheaply, this could be exceedingly good value for a gaming notebook. It's just a shame this particular model is no longer available so you'll probably have to wait until OCZ release the updated version before having a go yourself.

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Trevor Totten

April 16, 2009, 6:33 pm

I don't really see the point in this if you can only upgrade CPU, RAM and HDD/SSD. I could do this on my current laptop if I wanted. Might not be as convenient, but it's not exactly rocket science! I think their new version would have to incorporate upgradable gfx for this idea to really take off. Nice review though, as always.


April 17, 2009, 12:54 pm

what kind of temperatures did you get with that laptop cpu?


April 17, 2009, 9:13 pm

Er, hot. I didn't record any actual temps but it was certainly pretty toasty.


April 18, 2009, 4:01 pm

I Agree with Trevor. This is more of a barebones laptop rather than DIY... Most laptops the hard drive and memory are upgraded in the same way. Even the CPU upgrade is not so different. They only real difference is the laptop doesn't come with HDD, memory and cpu.


April 20, 2009, 2:19 pm

While I mostly agree, upgrading the CPU on most laptops is not a trivial matter. Then again it is probably the part you're least likely to replace, DIY or not.

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