"Though he's gutted the same Gateway 1775W laptop with 17-inch (1280 by 720) display, he writes that this design is from scratch, and has the following new features:
Built-in Ethernet port, finally.
Built-in WiFi adapter, as usual.
Digital pushbutton volume control rather than a clunky knob. Different, better sounding audio amp
Flush-mount DVD door and side panels (such as the memory card slots)
IR sensor for the remote control.
Two user USB ports.
More air holes!