The fellows at Legit Reviews take you step by step through ordering a whitebox laptop chassis from ASUS, and turning it into a powerful little machine.  If you’ve held off buying a laptop because none of them have all the components you would have chosen, consider foing it this way.
“The performance capabilities of the Centrino package are amazing. The ASUS Z63A is as fast as my overclocked Pentium-4 desktop in almost all computing tasks. The integrated graphics performed flawlessly in office tasks and DVD playback, and will run any games except for the most 3D-intensive titles… ”

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