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#21 Captain_Hair

 

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 07:45 PM

Yeah, I looked into getting a 40GB SSD for a smallscale server gig I'm building for a neighbor...one I ended up getting was almost 200 bucks...jesus....
I gotta say though, a C2d shakes things up a bit, makes it suck a wee bit less.
I wish laptops were as easy to build and make as their PC counterparts- if they were I woulda made my own a long time ago. ><!

Still, that SSD is going to use less energy and last much longer than its HDD brethren.

Space constraints, my friend. You can build a custom laptop, it's just going to be friggin huge. ;)

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 08:11 PM

Unless you manage to find some cheap whitebox systems and redo those...I know of a few guys that do that. Seems like it would work, but it would still cost more then something like a PC. Hmprf.



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Posted 17 March 2009 - 08:22 PM

Yeah, I looked into getting a 40GB SSD for a smallscale server gig I'm building for a neighbor...one I ended up getting was almost 200 bucks...jesus....
I gotta say though, a C2d shakes things up a bit, makes it suck a wee bit less.
I wish laptops were as easy to build and make as their PC counterparts- if they were I woulda made my own a long time ago. ><!

http://www.tigerdire...a...g-notebook
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 08:44 PM

http://www.tigerdire...a...g-notebook

The only difference between those and an off-the-shelf laptop is that the processor is not soldered to the board. And if you shop with somebody like Dell, you get almost all of those processor options anyway (not to mention name brand reputation).

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 11:58 PM

Looks retardedly fragile. I've dropped my laptop off the backdeck of a LAV-25 twice (about 6 feet), nce onto concrete, once onto a mix of gravel & dirt, thing still runs like new 6 months and 8 months respectively, later.
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 12:06 AM

Looks retardedly fragile. I've dropped my laptop off the backdeck of a LAV-25 twice (about 6 feet), nce onto concrete, once onto a mix of gravel & dirt, thing still runs like new 6 months and 8 months respectively, later.


This is what I was thinking! Underpowered or not - it's like the nano - SNAPPAPLE...like a twig.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 07:19 AM

This is what I was thinking! Underpowered or not - it's like the nano - SNAPPAPLE...like a twig.

In defense of all but the first generation nano - they've all be carved out of aluminum. The nano is sturdy as all get out (which is typically what happens when you cut something from a solid chunk of metal).

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:48 AM

And thus the expense. Billeting metal is one of the most expensive manufacturing processes out there, save for casting.
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 11:14 AM

Casting is expensive? o.O
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 11:24 AM

Casting is expensive? o.O

Well melting metal and making casting dyes isn't as easy as you think :P There is a reason not everyone does it.
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 02:02 PM

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 03:02 PM

Well melting metal and making casting dyes isn't as easy as you think :P There is a reason not everyone does it.


I was taught back in metalwork that metal, like everything else, has a grain, especially alloy metals. And that by casting metal, the grain of it will be random, while rolling it, either coldrolled or hotrolled, gives the metal a profile and a grain. And that is why casting is not perferred anymore.

Further to that, smithing metal provides the most control of the grain of the metal, you can taper it at the ends of the piece you are working on to allow for more durable points, stronger weld or bolt connections, etc.
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 04:19 PM

Mmm...makes me want to go back to forging apprenticeship....
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 04:21 PM

I was taught back in metalwork that metal, like everything else, has a grain, especially alloy metals. And that by casting metal, the grain of it will be random, while rolling it, either coldrolled or hotrolled, gives the metal a profile and a grain. And that is why casting is not perferred anymore.

Further to that, smithing metal provides the most control of the grain of the metal, you can taper it at the ends of the piece you are working on to allow for more durable points, stronger weld or bolt connections, etc.

Thus why Damascus steel swords are prized amongst collectors, along with the obvious aesthetic beauty. Casting lost favor more due to cost. It is very expensive to create, maintain, use, and generally keep casting dyes around.
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 04:35 PM

Not only that, but Damascus steel had a certain spring and flexibility to it, which, as a fencer and general sword fanatic and collector, allows for more stability and security in a fight, as well as allowing for some ultimate assassins weapons- a blade, for instance, that you can slip into the brim of your hat, or place on the inside of your belt.
Plus they look damn pretty. Costly, but pretty



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Posted 02 March 2010 - 10:37 PM

I just don't get why people want laptops that thin. I get the whole portability thing, but come on... it's a laptop. If it's not already portable, you're doing it wrong.


I'm just going to add 30 pounds of junk I haul around with it.
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