OCZ to enter DIY notebook market
"OCZ is turning their focus towards the notebook market"
OCZ's Do-It-Yourself gaming notebook
In recent times we have seen OCZ making a concerted effort into new areas of the computer market. Graphics cards, SSD's, CPU coolers and power supplies are just some of the items that the popular manufacturer has brought to enthusiasts. However, OCZ has now decided to turn their focus towards the notebook market and it promises to provide an increased level of customisation for the customer depending on their requirements.
End-users will be able to purchase the DIY notebook barebones and add components to the machine to build an entire system. OCZ venders, however, will be able to spec the notebooks however they see fit.
Each notebook comes from OCZ standard with a 15.4" WXGA display, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 512MB GPU, Intel PM965 northbridge/ICH8M southbridge, SATA support for HDDs or SSDs, 8x dual-layer DVD burner, four USB 2.0 ports, ExpressCard 34/54 slot, and a fingerprint reader. Optional components will include Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, a TV tuner, and a Intel 4965AGN 802.11a/g/n wireless adapter.
OCZ's DIY gaming notebook is no lightweight, however, and weighs in at hefty 7 pounds with a 9-cell battery pack. External dimensions for the machine ring in at 14.25" x 11.25" x 1.5".
OCZ also plans to offer validated components in the system, toll-free support, and detailed instructions on how to complete a new system build. Pricing has not been announced for OCZ's DIY gaming notebook, but will be revealed when the system and its siblings arrive later this year.
What a great idea and one that I'm sure will be well supported by the community.
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