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OCZ DIY Gaming Notebook (S5866279)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the sound and performance. The design and usability also get good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the energy efficiency and resolution, while comments about the keyboard and screen are mixed.

value for money, usability, design, performance, sound

battery, resolution, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the OCZ DIY Gaming Notebook (S5866279) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 21 reviews)

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Consumer review by:

Great Notebook

 

4 Gb (2x2) Ocz DDR2 667MHz Ram, 320 GB WD HD, T9300 2.5 GHz CPU, vista 64 bit. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to either do this project for fun or to save the money...I did it for both.

Easy to set up, very strait forward. Everything pretty much just works right out of the box after a short install. Runs fairly cool and have had zero problems with the hardware so far. (Writing this review on it right now)

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Great laptop for an amazing price

 

Alright well i decided to throw in a intel duo core T5700 4 gigs of OCZ ram and a hitachi 5400 rpm 120gig Hard drive with windows 7 installed. So far no problems and everything was pretty easy to install. I did however have a problem removing the cover...

Very good if your looking to to mix and match to your own customization. The price is excellent for this laptop and gives you room in your wallet to get a high end cpu ram and HD

Quality of sound on the speakers is less than average but nothing a pair of headphones wont fix

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OCZ OCZNBIS15DIYA1 Intel PM965 15.4" DIY Gaming Notebook - Retail

 

Hope you dont mind waiting for rebates, but thats no reason to take off an egg.

superb customization options, easy to put together, great display, sleek black beauty....

Rebates rebates rebates, long wait, but I'm patient.

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OCZ OCZNBIS15DIYA1 Intel PM965 15.4" 15.4" DIY Gaming Notebook

 

Hope you dont mind waiting for rebates, but thats no reason to take off an egg. I had no idea what i wanted in a laptop, although i knew i wanted to pick and choose all the components myself, I did a lot of research, and this puter allowed me to open...

superb customization options, easy to put together, great display, sleek black beauty

Rebates rebates rebates, long wait, but I'm patient

Consumer review by:

Great DIY Laptop

 

The rebate process was very long. I had some trouble with one of my rebates, but OCZ cleared it up immediately. I realize most companies don't have fast rebate processes, so I didn't think they deserved to be marked down for it. This laptop is easily a...

The Laptop itself supports a fairly decent range of processors and memory types. The video (though onboard) is about average for the current gaming market (though it'll play games considerably well). Battery life is pretty good, about 2 and a half...

The speakers aren't the greatest. They do their job, but I wouldn't be expecting phenomenal performances out of them. This laptop really has nothing wrong with it other than that.

Consumer review by:

Great Laptop

 

I despise ATI, buggy drivers and none existent support. The previous poster stated he received the HL90, they got lucky. I received the FL90 which is excellent so no complaints at all. I opened the box, installed the components in about 15-20 min's....

Great Laptop, excellent quality. Very easy to install components, took about 15 - 20 min's to build. Control over the major components that go into your laptop. Nvidia graphics the primary reason for buying this laptop

Manual is lacking, well actually not lacking it's non existent explaining dropping it to 4 star

Consumer review by:

Surprise!

 

IMHO, the HL90 is also a much better looking enclosure than the FL92 pictured, what a pleasant surprise when I opened this box and realized what it was!

It appears OCZ has upgraded their product for this segment of their barebone line; instead of a Compal FL90 or FL92 as pictured and advertised, I received an HL90, which boasts Intel's newer PM45 chipset with support for DDR2-800 and 1066 fsb. It also...

The hassle of buying ddr2-800 memory after ordering ddr2-667 for the product advertised. Also, this has no S-video output for those that want it, but I personally don't care. It does have HDMI-out, however

Consumer review by:

Works (barely)

 

would tell everyone about this system its the first one that would do what i wanted it to do.plus more. great system for the price even as a bare bones system. thanks

great system had seen it as the everex version but was slow on buying it from newegg. same computer works great.still at a good price even being a bare bones system. would recommened it to everyone and have

heat from fan is hot as expected. other than that it has been a learning experiecne loading the drivers and o/s system

Consumer review by:

Everex XT5300T

 

I bought this last year as the Everex XT5300T. For the money, even a year later, you can't lose with this laptop at this price. What are you waiting for? Buy it now while it still has a mail in rebate!

Lots of bang for your buck. Low price, upgradability, two HDD bays, Dedicated video memory. I have no regrets buying this laptop and would buy it again, even a year later or at a higher price

No RAID, very basic BIOS. Fan exhaust is so hot I save on my heating costs in the winter! (This might be a pro)

Consumer review by:

Excellent Laptop for DIY enthusiasts

 

The OCZ logo on the top of the case can be removed easily if you want. This was useful to me, because I sanded the case down and custom spray painted the laptop red and gold (for what I call an "Iron Man" look) for a truely unique look.

Installation of parts is easy. It took me less than 15 minutes, and would be a snap even for non-enthusiasts. The GeForce 8600M GT, while not the top-dog for gaming, handles games like BioShock, FallOut 3, Unreal Tournament III and Crysis at medium to...

Video card is not the very best for gaming, but still acceptable. LCD is fine, but limited viewing angle. Resolution is WXGA+ (1440x900), which is fairly standard, but I would have preferred WSXGA or WUXGA.

Product Specifications

Building your own gaming desktop can be complicated and meticulous so who would think that building your own gaming notebook would be any easier or even possible? OCZ introduces this exciting initiative to the enthusiast, gamer, and IT professional with the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Gaming Notebooks. Designed to make it easier than ever for consumers to take full advantage of the benefits of building their very own gaming notebook, OCZ's DIY program is one-of-a-kind, and allows consumers to build a truly high performance notebook with their own ideal configuration in just a few easy to follow steps.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.8in
Height:1.6in
Weight:7.5lbs
Width:15.7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Max Resolution:1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:OCZ Technology
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:OCZ DIY Gaming Notebook

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1600MHz

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.7GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:TK-53
Type:Athlon 64 X2

RAM

Installed Size:0MB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:None.

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
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