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OCZ OCZDIY15A2-DM86 15.4-Inch WXGA+ 1280x800 Notebook (Intel PM45 Chipset + ICH9M ATI Radeon HD3650 GPU with 512MB GDDR3 RAM, Windows Vista, A4-Sized

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of OCZ OCZDIY15A2-DM86 15.4-Inch WXGA+ 1280x800 Notebook (Intel PM45 Chipset + ICH9M ATI Radeon HD3650 GPU with 512MB GDDR3 RAM, Windows Vista, A4-Sized. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and design are on the whole positive. The performance and screen also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the battery and portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the OCZ OCZDIY15A2-DM86 15.4-Inch WXGA+ 1280x800 Notebook (Intel PM45 Chipset + ICH9M ATI Radeon HD3650 GPU with 512MB GDDR3 RAM, Windows Vista, A4-Sized is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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WELL I'm Back I guess


WHAT OTHER THOUGHTS WELL for starters I've found out the VID is better than an NVIDIA Geforce GT 9650 M {higher clocked} I was checking . Notrbookcheck. AND YOU can up grade the Video card.I'd heared of it before but when I got in there I started to...

I'm BACK, I guess, with an up date for all you KIDS. and if you think your to old or what not to be a kid ; well there's just this to say, 1} your here, a realy big kids candy store ,and 2}your here to PLAY ,I know this for a fact,or you would simply...

WELL IT"S STILL KINDA BIG ,but with three drives and ; three Video cards and a cooler that goes from the front bottom of the case to the tellephone jacks than an otherfoot and a half in three tubes, two over the CPU ; and the small vid card ,and one...

Aug, 2010

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My cousin saw the one I was building for myself and he got just a little nuts about it,so I built him one for his birth-day. He's just plain ga-ga for it.

HI ; I've read a few of these over the years,and now I'm ; doing one. With all the whinning I thought this might be not a great idea, but I followed my nose with OCZ ; and well IT'S JUST GREAT. Every thing I read about the ; 17 B1US being a proublem...

Well I guess there must be something to complain about, so here it is .....IT'S A LITTLE BIG, but then they have to put the 17 in screen some where !!! Oh and that eight cell ; battery takes some space too

Jul, 2010

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pretty decent for the price


overall, if you know what you're doing, this laptop is good. Put in a fast SSD for your OS and programs and a big regular HD for everything else and you'll be happy. After installing the CPU, make sure you re-lock the socket before re-attaching the...

nice 17" screen, decent gaming card (Nvidia GT 130M), ability to switch between low-power Intel graphics card and the Nvidia card on the fly (for better battery life vs gaming performance), BluRay reader, bluetooth, wireless, webcam, RAID, DDR3-1066

Keyboard is kinda wonky..left Shift button is half Shift and half "\". Also, the "Caps Lock" button is huge and is right above the left Shift and I hit it by accident all the time. I guess it's not a huge deal but takes a little getting used to ;...

May, 2010

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OCZ OCZDIY17B1-US Intel GM45 17" Notebook Barebone


I wish I had spent more time on OCZ's forum and read Neweggs reviews. I probably would bought a another brand. The new Intel i 5 or 7 would be a better deal. Either way, you are going spend $1000+.

The laptop has great graphics, cheap price price, decent support. If you load Vista, all the drivers are included. Windows 7 shouldn't be a problem. The model I bought (not from Newegg) had b/g wireless and Bluetooth. You can download the list of...

The unit is rather cheaply made. I guess the price reflects that. Keyboard sucks bigtime. Relpacing the the wireless modem, if you want upgrade to draft N, it is next to impossible. You will tear up the strip to remove the keyboard to get at the modem....

Apr, 2010

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OCZ OCZDIY17B1-US Intel GM45 17" Notebook Barebone


Go to the OCZ DIY forums and find thread titled [b] "Getting New Drivers and BIOS Updates For OCZDIY17B1-US "[/b] for Windows 7 drivers. They're not official from OCZ but they work fine. 3DMark06- 6525 SuperPi 1M - 20 seconds

Picked one of these up at another online retailer for about $80 less than the egg. Sturdy and easy to work on. Put a P8600 2.4GHZ / WD black 160GB 7200rpm / single stick of 2G Crucial DDR3 1066 and loaded windows 7 64 on it. Works fine ; Decent screen,...

It's BIG. You wouldn't want to lug this thing around all day- but that's really not what it's designed for ; 2-3 hr battery ; The problem with barebones in general is the enthusiast doesn't have the buying power the big oem's do. If they do a run of 1k...

Feb, 2010

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OCZ OCZDIY17B1 GM45 17''


Waiting for I7,I5,I3 DIY Notebook Barebone!!

Intel Core 2 Duo P8600,Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB 7200 RPM,OCZ 1GB 204-pin DDR3 1066. Works Flawless


Feb, 2010

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Socket type


Socket P


Jan, 2010

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Socket Type??


I have been all over this Website and OCZ's and I cant for the life of me find anywhere where is says what socket type CPU I need

Could anyone who has one Identify it for me Please? I want to buy one and Price it all out but First I need to know what Processor to get. Thanx

Jan, 2010

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Cons are small compared to the pros, I would definitely recommend this product to a friend. Setup: Intel T9600 @ 2.8GHz (FSB 1066MHz) OCZ SODIMM PC3 8500 (1066MHz) 4GB Western Digital Scorpio Black 160GB (x2) Creative Sound Blaster x-fi notebook...

Great barebone! Simple to put together up and running within 1 hour. Almost everything you could want in a laptop, RJ-45, HDMI, VGA, s/pdif, webcam, mic, audio ports, 4 USB ports (including 1 e-sata/USB) and a card reader. Hybrid SLI works great for a...

keyboard isn't the greatest, because of the way the shift, enter and caps lock key are setup. Hybrid SLI and RAID is somewhat tricky, but nothing to stress out over. Also, the CD/DVD combo, the NIC card and the integrated sound are nothing special, but...

Jan, 2010

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for all to see and understand


essentially, what a barebone laptop is, is right in the name. >bare< ok, now for some common sense break down. if this laptop is bare what could that mean? hmm... well to answer this question, it means it is missing some parts, which means you...

this is a great pc, and I had no problem with it at all. It is now my gaming rig, and though its not the greatest, its better than going to best buy

the keyboard is definitely a disappointment. but otherwise great laptop

Jan, 2010

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


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Manufacturer:OCZ Technology
Model:15 / 15''
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:OCZ DIY Gaming Notebook

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:No operating system


Type:No CPU


Installed Size:0MB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Home use
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 3650