Laptops are considered cookie cutter products—you only get to choose from the specifications released by the company. There is no way that you get the level of customization when you assemble your own desktop PC.
But OCZ Technology thinks that it can change this view by introducing the build-it-yourself notebook PC. The company is releasing the DIY Gaming Notebook that aims to target itself to users who want to customize the parts that they put in their notebooks. The line starts off with the basics—you get a 15.4 inch WXGA display, Intel PM965 chipset, GeForce 8600MGT with 512MB, and an 8x DVD±R/RW combo drive that can read and write four layer DVDs. All other components that are put inside the notebook will be up to the user though. They get to install the CPU, memory, hard drive and OS of their own choosing. They can even have the choice of getting it from OCZ or from other parties.
This is a definite step in the right direction. Truthfully, other companies have thought up of the same idea before but I think the market is really mature now and it can now handle this concept now.
OCZ has not yet released any pricing for their notebooks, hopefully, it will be within a range that will really make it more acceptable to more users.