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The OCZ Neutrino DIY Netbook is made for people who aren’t satisfied picking up computers that only come in a handful of preselected configurations. The netbook ships with a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 802.11b/g WiFi, and that’s it. You need to supply your own hard drive or SSD and RAM.

The folks at Laptop Magazine just received a demo unit and found that the netbook is extraordinarily easy to open up and upgrade. You can remove the single panel on the bottom of the laptop by undoing 5 screws. This gives you access to a 2.5″ drive bay for a SATA hard drive or solid state disk, the RAM slot and an empty PCIe slot that you may be able to use to add a 3G modem, additional storage, or other components.

Laptop Mag reports that the keyboard and display seem to be pretty good, and are in fact quite similar to those found on the Worhorse Certeza MC10 netbook. And that’s a good thing, because it would be a shame to have a highly customizable netbook with a crappy keyboard or display, two things that are going to be hard for most users to upgrade.

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5 replies on “Closer look at the OCZ Neutrino DIY Netbook”

  1. And… How about that high resolution screen? What, yet another netbook that’s at 1024×600? I’d buy one, if it came with higher resolution choices.

  2. So, I have to an obvious question: Is there a discreet graphics solution that’d go into that PCIe slot?

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