Would you buy a laptop barebones if you could?
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5/13/04 at 6:45pm
Originally Posted by brinksw
Ok- so you order the laptop with a screen and gpu...not exactly barebones, but as close as most people are gonna get with a laptop...
That would be
Originally Posted by TrickM
Actually, the quote is (if I remember right) "Lies, damned lies, and statistics."
Got your point, tho.
Originally Posted by chewygoal
It really is a poor, unspecified question and I don't think you should try and gather any relevant information from it. If you wanted the question to be useful you'd have to define exactly what you mean by barebones and maybe add a corollary that said "and if laptop parts had similar availability and cost as desktop parts in comparison to off-the-shelf retail systems".
|Why a number of typical advanced users avoid barebook notebook purchases is quite simple: cost. Most have the ability to assemble the machine from parts; however, purchasing a barebone notebook with the intent of then purchasing the additional components (processer, hard drive, RAM, etc) is often just not very cost effective.|