A Completely Upgradeable Laptop?

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KVRAF
4169 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from Land of The Charity Shop

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:35 pm

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KVRist
37 posts since 14 May, 2021

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:47 pm

This looks great. The prices, particularly for the DIY versions, are not bad either, especially for the more "premium" segment. Hopefully they'll have AMD versions later on. Hope they do well. I don't really need a laptop upgrade at the moment, but assuming they do well enough to still be around when I need one in a couple of years, they'll probably be my first choice.

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GRRRRRRR!
12302 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:34 pm

There are plenty of upgradable laptops around. Most gaming laptops are upgradeable. I've upgraded the RAM and both drives in my Dell G7 and doing so hasn't voided my warranty. This takes things way further than I think most people would be interested in.
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KVRAF

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4169 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from Land of The Charity Shop

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:47 pm

BONES wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:34 pm
There are plenty of upgradable laptops around. Most gaming laptops are upgradeable. I've upgraded the RAM and both drives in my Dell G7 and doing so hasn't voided my warranty. This takes things way further than I think most people would be interested in.
For me too. Express card slot expansion used, upgraded RAM, removed CD ROM and added an extra SSD drive.

Do modern laptops have CD ROMS and the ability to add a second SSD or HDD?
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GRRRRRRR!
12302 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:10 pm

My 2019 gaming laptop has two drives - one is in an SSD slot, the other is in a 2.5" bay you can put either type of drive into. I haven't seen a laptop with an optical drive for years.
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KVRist
37 posts since 14 May, 2021

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:00 pm

BONES wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:34 pm
There are plenty of upgradable laptops around. Most gaming laptops are upgradeable. I've upgraded the RAM and both drives in my Dell G7 and doing so hasn't voided my warranty. This takes things way further than I think most people would be interested in.
That's true for gaming laptops. Unfortunately a lot of people will refuse to buy one simply because it's thick/heavy. For the more mainstream slim/ultrabook types, upgradeable RAM is becoming a rarity. A lot of those that are upgradeable only have one slot, with the rest of the RAM soldered. Some don't even have upgradeable storage anymore.

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GRRRRRRR!
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Post Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:39 am

Not all gaming laptops are thick or heavy. Even my non-gaming new Asus Zenbook Duo has upgradeable RAM, I think, and I could probably swap out the drive for a bigger one, too.
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