My knowledge on laptops is VEEEEEEEEEEERY limited
My birthday is coming up soon (critical information this and im sure everyone cares), im looking into investing into a laptop, going to be used for work purposes and gaming (lan's) and all that cause dragging a pc everywhere is becoming a hassle... plus i really want a laptop
Now what im currently looking into investing is the Mecer Xpression W370ET.
It Comes with a decent graphics card and I can get the barebone for quite cheap with the basic of parts (4gb of ram 320gb hhd and a i3 cpu) the parts i want to replace it with i can get at a very good price from my suppliers
Some upgrade idea's i have in mind
The laptop comes with:
3 ram slots which im going to kit with 3x 8gb corsair vengence
2 HHD bays which im going to install a 120gb ssd for OS and prolly a 750 or a tb WD black drive for storage
Thats all good and dandy this is what im curious about is the following I can get the lappy with a Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM Processor or i can get it with a cheaper i3 processor and get a decent i7 processor from suppliers at the same price its going to cost me getting the Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM.
Now i've been searching high and low trying to find out what motherboard this lappy has and what socket it support. I've discovered the Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM is a "FCPGA988" type socket which im guessing is a laptop type socket and i wont be able to swap this out for a i5-3570K or a i7 3770... for instance? or is there a way this is possible?
As i say knowledge on laptops very VERY limited... the mecer is for me sofar the best bang for buck and upgrading it to my liking is not going to be all that expensive... if I can't upgrade the cpu i'll prolly stick with the i7 they provide... I was just curious if the lappy cpu was upgradable...
Some random links for anyone curious:
the ram im going to install: http://www.corsair.c...m1a1600c10.html
Maybe im over complicating things and causing headaches , i really like this laptop... going to kit it out with the ram, hhd and all that was just curious about the cpu
also might have posted this in wrong thread sorry
Edited by Kylothian, 16 April 2013 - 05:22 AM.