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[Discuss] My HP Pavilion's HD bit the dust and it is 13 years old, so instead of replacing the disk again, I would like a new laptop. But I would like to pay <$300. I do not expect the best or the biggest. I have been told that some computers do not l

On 6/2/2015 10:46 AM, Eric Chadbourne wrote:
> Good point.  They produce so much cheap crap.  Apple designs their
> own hardware no?

Apple buys from Foxconn, Pegatron and Quanta. Apple has a more active 
hand in their industrial designs than the other national brands but they 
still buy from the same ODM everyone else uses.

> What about iXsystems and System76? They seem to generally have good
> build quality.  Better QA than the big distributors maybe?

iX does servers, different kettle of fish.

System76 buys bare-bones notebooks from some of the ODMs I previously 
listed. I know they've bought from Clevo in the past but I don't know 
who they're currently using.

Rich P.

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