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philip 33 months ago

Hi everyone,

With the recent migration of laptops from PortablePicker to PCPartPicker, I've opened up a Laptop forum on PCPartPicker.

Cheers,
Philip

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waffle502 3 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Rip in pepperoni

GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

So, RIP portable picker? Why do you do this?

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

We explained it in the link.

GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

I know, but you should have given it some time, like you or some other staff member said earlier it is a steady increase of users. Or was there another reason?

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

??? I explained our reasoning in the content in the link. That's pretty much it - there's significant overlap, and changes in compatibility checking are better suited here.

GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Oh well, this website name doesn't really fit for people looking for laptops, but whatever.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

It will when you want external GPU compatibility.

LemonComputers 1 point 33 months ago

Yes, I've always thought having both of them integrated is more functional. Great.

Wait...why can't we custom build our laptops?

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

Some laptops to offer upgradability - being able to replace RAM, SSDs, etc. However that info is really sparse from the manufacturers. We're doing what we can to get that data, but there isn't a single source that has it all. So it may take some time before we can get that in (and feel confident in its reliability).

LemonComputers 1 point 33 months ago

Yes. I first entered the Systems forum and the four (instead of three) sub-forums immediately stood out to me. Then I realized there was a new 'Laptops' forum. What about a 'Tablets' forum?

Some laptops to offer upgradability - being able to replace RAM, SSDs, etc. However that info is really sparse from the manufacturers.

How about built from scratch? If you or I were to have an LCD or LED screen, the hinges, a keyboard, touchpad, and of course the processor, SSD, HDD, PSU, battery (Lithium ion, metal air, or dual carbon)...and so on (which are a completely different landscape than the desktop world), then maybe it would be possible to custom build a laptop from scratch. Phew, that was a long sentence.

We're doing what we can to get that data, but there isn't a single source that has it all.

Proprietary is an innovation roadblock. It's true. Imagine if everything was free and open to reuse, modify, recreate, and redistribute; how far innovation would have come.

I was also considering creating a custom parts list for a custom laptop and hiring a professional company like Puget Systems to build it.

ATXON 1 point 33 months ago

Interesting. I don't mind it so much. Albeit, I have a strong prejudice against the little portable ******** because my parents were too cheap to buy me a proper desktop. It ALWAYs had to be a laptop for "School". No upgradablility, tiny screens, and worse performance than a desktop at the same price. Hate the little wretched things.

Oh, I mean, um, yay! We're getting a new sub forum! :)

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