Originally Posted by jakmal
I only have a desktop APU in hand. However, I asked our notebook editor to run a few tests too, and the results appear very similar. Is it is easy for end-consumers to buy the mobile APUs directly in the market?
Thank you for that. No unfortunately it seems to be near impossible to buy mobile parts, so I'll probably end up buying a laptop and disasemble it.
I have found some parts on Ebay, but it turns out that things like the contact for the power supply is on a dedicated board so buying a motherboard doesn't really help you all that much.
But I think that one could build HTPCs that are really slick if one uses mobile parts, imagine something that is maybe 13" across and less then an inch high in sleek aluminum sitting infront of your TV.
Using desktop parts you're limited by things like CPU cooler, I/O panel an standing memory.
I have a picture here that shows the height difference between a laptop motherboard and desktop motherboard with stock AMD cooler.
The red lines shows the heights.