I finally picked up one of those RjTech.com Clevo M570RU-U rigs... with 4GB & 8700M vid card... no OS... no HD... no Proc...
Then installed the T9300 I purchased ... and Intel M25 160GB SSD SATA drive.
Now that the Warranty is nearly up - It's time to being the modding on the laptop.
Remember: Click the Pics for higher Rez shots
Reminded / inspired by Mickey's Fieldmouse [Fallout3] Gamming Laptop...
I had the need to mod my laptop.
What should I etch on the back cover of my laptop?
Red suggested a Abram's Enterprise:
but I really don't like the backend of that ship.
I really do like the EnterpriseA.... and this Tobias Richter rendering appealed to uber Treker-ness:
I really enjoy Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and thought it would make a nice back etching.
Converted the pic (with permission - Thanks Tobias) to black and white... inverted it... sized it... and etched at 60% power @ 100% speed.
5 hours in my laser cutter and out comes - Khan! The Gamming Laptop.
And a detail shot:
I'm pleased with the results; but I feel there may be a better method / better etch in the cards somewhere.
I'll have to give this some additional thought - but my biggest stumbling block is I really don't want to disassemble the entire screen to get the brushed aluminum peice out of the laptop.
T'will have to ponder more on this - while I do that; check out some of our other projects like my Star Trek Pinball mods...