updated 11:20 am EDT, Wed May 14, 2008
OCZ DIY notebooks
OCZ Technology Group on Wednesday unveiled its new Do-It-Yourself (DIY) gaming notebook program. The OCZ DIY program allows users to build their own mobile gaming PC while aided with guides and direct support to make it easier for novices or experienced PC builders to create their own notebook. The foundation is 15.4-inch WXGA notebook, OCZ's first, with an Intel PM965 chipset and NVIDIA's GeForce 8600M GT video card.
OCZ aims to give customers the same kind of support and peace of mind they have had in the custom PC market with its DIY notebook offerings. To this end, the company includes validated component guides, documentation, tech support and a warranty with each DIY notebook.
Other standard specs include a 4x dual layer drive and 8x DVD reader and writer, HD Audio Codec with 3D surround sound, a touchpad and fingerprint scanner as well as a PCI-Express 16X card slot. Users can further spec their notebooks with any Intel Core 2 Duo platform, including new 45nm processors, as well as up to 4GB of Dual Channel DDR2 memory. Hard drive choices range from an 80GB, 5400rpm unit to 320GB, 7200rpm drive or a 2.5 inch SATA SSD.
No prices or release dates have been announced by OCZ.