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Old 12-10-2008, 11:59 AM
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What companies are out there that offer just notebook shells? I want to market custom laptops. Also I want to have something that can be warrantied for more then a year.

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I am not quite sure which category this would fit into. So I will post it here.

What companies are out there that offer just notebook shells? I want to market custom laptops. Also I want to have something that can be warrantied for more then a year.

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If you just want the empty shells then perhaps try ebay as it could be considered a spare part.
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:02 PM
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Well I guess I am looking for like barebones notebooks. I want to add RAM, CPU, Hard drive, cd drive. I expect the motherboard and screen to be preinstalled
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I guess it will depend on the market you trying to appeal to but I don't see much profit to be made here. This is why:

Unless you can order in bulk (thousands of units at a time) It will be hard to keep your cost down low enough to make any real profit and compete with other larger custom laptop makers.

Also these days you can get a pretty good notebook from places like Wal-mart for around $350.

I just don't see a real market for it.
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:29 PM
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I think what he's asking is whether there's a company that manufactures bare-bones laptops, to be customized by the user - as far as I know, there isn't. I agree with gunslinger - it would not be an economically viable venture to make them, so it's unlikely any company will try.
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:50 PM
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MSI manufactures Barebones laptops but good luck finding place to order them from. I know some other people do just forget who maybe Gigabyte maybe ASUS but all are somewhat difficult to come by.
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Hey thanks for the feedback. I guess I will wait to do this until mid next year. Thanks!
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Not worth the support nightmare. Personally I don't sell any retail items. I sell parts upgrades and replacements but not off the shelf retail products. Not worth the support, inventory, returns and warranty issues. I stick to pure servicing.
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I've seen a few "Bare Bone" laptops at www.Tigerdirect.com I think they were OCZ.
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I guess I spoke too soon about no bare-bones laptops out there - I'm learning stuff all the time.
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