If portable computers didn’t incorporate the familiar notebook form factor, they might look like this, and it did in the brief period of the 1980s. This wonderful “movable” build made by PCPartPicker users Ragnar 84And noticed Hacker day, Thinking back to those more innocent times, when things like being able to run on batteries and being able to carry machines were secondary issues.
Describing himself as a “video editor and semi-casual gamer”, Ragnar84 should be built to do the job. It is not super powerful, equipped with i3-10100 and GTX 1060, powered by 16GB of RAM, but if you are willing to explain the term generously, then it is portable.
The HDMI output of the GPU is redirected to the inside of the case, which pushes the 15.6-inch 1080p 120Hz screen built into the side of the case. There is a built-in USB speaker, a stand can tilt the whole thing back for a more comfortable viewing effect, and a removable handle can be carried with you. The side panels are made of custom-cut aluminum and plastic-in fact, the entire ITX compatible housing is custom-made, and the 17.2 liter volume is very small. The cooling is in stock, with additional 80mm and 120mm chassis fans, and the entire device uses a 450W power supply.
“This custom case gives me all the freedom, power, and sturdiness of a tower case, as well as the unparalleled portability of a custom build,” Ragnar84 wrote in his build, adding: “I don’t need this new PC to come. Blow up the water of my host,” to explain the modest specifications.