My background is a moderate gamer also running some office / techy bits. In the past I have gone down the desktop route building myself machines capable of low-medium settings and upgrading when performance was too slow. Due to needing the extra room, I must now convert over to a laptop.
I realize that generally beyond a new drive or some RAM laptops are not regarded as upgradable for a variety of reasons from permanent welds to chipset comparability issues... however seeing as here at PCS they are hand built I was thinking this may be less of an issue in regards to CPU / GPU upgrades.
Ideally what I am looking to do is opt for a good quality 17" chasis with a mid-range CPU/GPU (e.g. Dual Sandy / GT540M) and then in a year or two pop in something with a bit more oomph to prolong the shelf life to 3-4 years.
It seems that sandy/ivy will share LGA 1155, so at least fundamentally possible. However On the GPU side I really have no idea on how these work in laptops...
Could anyone fill me in on if my plan is possible? If so it would make a (yet another) unique selling point for PCS laptops that none of the main suppliers could match.