Building the ultimate ultraportable ... for $300!
Subject: Mobile | February 16, 2012 - 01:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: ultraportable, DIY
Check out the latest system build at The Tech Report; a lucky find of a 12" X60 devoid of its hard drive, battery, and power adapter for $87 along with some smart shopping lead to a very powerful ultraportable. What was left inside was the 1.83GHz Core 2 Duo processor and 1GB of DDR2-667 RAM and a lot of empty space. Another stick of RAM and a power adapter were located in their hoard of equipment so the only peice that had to be purchased was a hard drive and battery. The battery was easily available for little money and they went all out on the hard drive, picking up a SanDisk Ultra 120GB SSD. Not a bad build for under $300!
"In his latest blog post, TR's David Morgan pieces together a 12" ultraportable notebook with ThinkPad build quality, a 120GB SSD, and much better performance than budget netbooks for less than $300. Here's how he did it ..."
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