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Is There Such A Thing?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Does this exist? A laptop without a screen? Without a keyboard/trackpad?

 

So technically just the motherboard, CPU, RAM, HDD, external PSU and laptop casing?

 

I know you can buy one that has a bad screen, and just take the monitor off, and use the VGA/HDMI/DP/Thunderbolt ports. Can even take the keyboard off and use external one.

 

But do they MAKE these? Or will I need to make one myself? Mod it?

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You would have to mod it.

 

-Moved to Case Modding and Other Mods-

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It's called a small form factor pc :P 

But seriously, you'll have to mod that from an existing laptop AFAIK.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, tikker said:

It's called a small form factor pc :P 

But seriously, you'll have to mod that from an existing laptop AFAIK.

Yeah, I know of those. :) I just wanted to KNOW if it was at all known about. Made vs Modded.

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So a NUC basically, but with some weird form factor I guess, what do you  want this for?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I want a laptop, but they are so hugely priced anyway. The NUCs as well.. I have spare monitors, mice, keyboards. I don't need it to be "portable"

 

I just wondered if it was possible to attach everything to the NUC/laptop and run to its potential, but save 100s of dollars.

 

If it can have discreet video, and a good CPU, I shouldn't have to pay $2000 for it...

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Edit: That actually gave me an idea... Do the latest NUCs have thunderbolt? If so, I can use an e-GFX dongle.

 

If I can get a sweet deal somehow....

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yes they do have TB 3 :) , look for:

Intel NUC mini PC kit NUC7i5BNH Core i5, Tall version

  • 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7260U
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
  • M.2 22x42/80 (key M) slot for SATA3 or Pie X4 Gen3 NV Me or AHCI SSD
  • 2.5" SSD/HDD bay. Graphics Output: HDMI 2.0a; USB-C (DP1.2). Max Memory Bandwidth: 34.1 GB/s
  • Dual channel DDR4-2133 SODIMMs, 32GB maximum

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On 5/28/2018 at 9:43 PM, Mind_001 said:

Actually, roms really aren't illegal, but let the FBI figure that out...

They're illegal if you don't own the original games, and if you do have the game but download the ROM for it then it's sort of a grey area. Making the ROM yourself in most places is perfectly fine.

11 hours ago, Mind_001 said:

Was actually thinking of this:

 

https://store.hp.com/us/en/mdp/business-solutions/hp-z2-mini-workstation--1#!&tab=features

 

My friend used a lot of high-end HP products, says it's rather good.

That Quadro isn't amazing for gaming if you're looking to play demanding modern games at high settings https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-Quadro-M620-GPU-Benchmarks-and-Specs.213796.0.html


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Posted · Original PosterOP
56 minutes ago, NeatSquidYT said:

They're illegal if you don't own the original games, and if you do have the game but download the ROM for it then it's sort of a grey area. Making the ROM yourself in most places is perfectly fine.

Come on, everyone does it... ;)

56 minutes ago, NeatSquidYT said:

That Quadro isn't amazing for gaming if you're looking to play demanding modern games at high settings https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-Quadro-M620-GPU-Benchmarks-and-Specs.213796.0.html

The Quadro is made for AutoCAD, not gaming. I'm not looking at playing the latest of games.

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43 minutes ago, Mind_001 said:

Come on, everyone does it... ;)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, reniat said:

"Oh, you're fine then" -FBI

ROFL... I do have some of them, but a friend modded my PSP to accept roms, that are loaded on a SD card. I have some 100 games on there. But "I" didn't do it. :)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Wondering, do they ever sell laptops that have bad screens (see on eBay, but..), or where the motherboard is still intact? (with heat pipe and stuff) I saw several "only motherboard" on eBay, but all of those don't come with a heatsink, or anything.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Actually, I took a look at this. If I can get a refurbished laptop, one I know works well. Not just as-is. So then I can take off that screen, keyboard/trackpad. (maybe just resell them :)) So use external lcd, HDMI/DP, whatever the laptop has.

 

Any hints on good prices/performance? Was thinking on a TouchPad X1 Carbon, but if any of you know sweeter deals.

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