Open Source Laptop PC

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Basics

- Part of the Open Source Computer Construction Set

- A Open Source PC With A built in Display, Keyboard, Trackpad/Trackball Mouse, and Battery



Used For

- Low End Computing Tasks (Basic CAD, Text Document Editors, Basic Mathmatical + Scientific Work, Audio Stuff, Internet Browsing, Media Streaming, low spec requirment games)

- Medium End Computing Tasks (CAD, Advanced Mathmatical + Scientific Work, Photo + Video Editing, Basic Video/CGI Rendering, High End Gaming)

- All of the above but mobile



Industry Standards

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Existing Open Source Designs

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Minimum Viable Product

A Low Power Highly Power Efficient Version

- At Least 1TB Magnetic Storage

- At Least 250GB SSD Storage

- At Least 16GB Ram

- At Least a NVIDIA GTX 1050ti Equivalent GPU

- At Least a 4 Core CPU

- 4x Front USB-C Connections

- ?x Front USB-C Thunderbolt 3 Connections

- ?x Rear USB-C Connections

- ?x Rear USB-C Thunderbolt 3 Connections


- Low Power Consumption

- Can do Low End Computing Tasks (Basic CAD, Text Document Editors, Basic Mathmatical + Scientific Work, Audio Stuff, Internet Browsing, Media Streaming, low spec requirment games)

- Cheap + Compact

- Air Cooled

- As quiet as possible


A High Power Workstation

- At Least 1TB Magnetic Storage

- At Least 250GB SSD Storage

- At Least 16GB Ram

- At Least a NVIDIA GTX 1070 Equivalent GPU

- At Least a 8 Core CPU

- 4x Front USB-C Connections

- ?x Front USB-C Thunderbolt 3 Connections

- ?x Rear USB-C Connections

- ?x Rear USB-C Thunderbolt 3 Connections


- Cheap + Compact

- Air Cooled, Water Cooled, Phase Change Cooled, Or Cryogenic Cooled (Liquid or Cryocooler)

- High Overclock

- As quiet as possible

- Capable of Medium End Computing Tasks (CAD, Advanced Mathmatical + Scientific Work, Photo + Video Editing (2K/4K max), Medium Level Video/CGI Rendering (2K/4K max), High End Gaming (Triple A Titles at Ultra Settings 100 or so FPS, High End Media Streaming (Such as 2K/4K/8K), )



Basics Design

Chasis/Case

- 3D Printed, CNC Milled, Or Welded

- Essentially is the structual tower you are familiar with

- Helps organize + Contain Everything


Power Supply

- Essentially one of these Open Source Mobile PC Power Supply Unit


Motherboard

- Essentially one of these Open Source PC Motherboard


CPU/FPGA

- Essentially one or more of these Open Source CPU and possibly one or more of these Open Source FPGA


GPU

- Essentially one of these Open Source GPU

- Maybe an open source equivalent of a "SLI Bridge" will be needed if more than one are being used


Ram

- Essentially one of these Open Source RAM


Storage

Essentially one of the following:

- Open Source Internal 2.5 inch Magnetic Hard Drive

- Open Source Internal 3.5 inch Magnetic Hard Drive

- Open Source Internal 2.5 inch SSD Hard Drive

- Open Source Internal 3.5 inch SSD Hard Drive

- Open Source PCIE SSD Hard Drive


Networking

- For Wired either the network capibilities built in to the motherboard, or a PCIE 1GB Ethernet, 10GB Ethernet, 100GB Ethernet, or a Infiniband Card

- For Wireless either the capabilities built in to the motherboard, or a PCIE Wifi Card, a PCIE Bluetooth Card, and possibly a PCIE Cellular Card



Display

- See Open Source Display Construction Set )


HID Devices

- Keyboard

- Number Pad

- Trackpad, or Trackball

- Touchscreen


Misc

- USB-C + USB-C Thunderbolt 3 + Ethernet + Infiniband Cords



BOM

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See Also

- Open Source Advanced Electronics Construction Set

- Open Source Display Construction Set

- Open Source Digital Storage Construction Set

- Open Source Computer Componets Construction Set

- Open Source Computer Construction Set

- Open Source Server + Networking Construction Set



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