What is behind the name of a laptop
Who Really Makes Laptops and What is behind the name of a
industries hidden secret)
You have all heard of
National Brand laptop's on the market today; such as Alienware/Dell, HP, Toshiba,
Compaq and Sony. It may be surprising but none of these companies
actually manufacture their own laptop's. These National Brand companies purchase their laptops from an
(Original Design Manufacturer)
such as Clevo, Compal, Asus, MSI, Quanta, Wistron, Mitac, Arima and Inventec. The
ODM's design & manufacture the machine and sell it to these
National Brand companies as a barebones system. The National
Brand companies then customize the system
with Processors, Hard Drives, Ram, DVD Drive, Wireless, Bluetooth along with
other internal accessories, then install a Microsoft Operating System
and label it and market it as their own. Most of these National Brand
companies force you to purchase a Microsoft Operating System regardless if you
have one already or not.
Over the last few years we
have been seeing these National Brands forcing ODM's against each other
in competition for their contracts. In result of this fierce competition
we have seen the quality in these National Brands machines going down.
As these National Brands strive for the lowest cost, their base or
barebones machines are more stripped down then ever before. While we still
buy our barebones shells from ODM's like Clevo, Compal, ASUS & MSI we don't buy
the stripped down models. We buy the fully featured models with the latest
technology including Quad Core or Extreme Processor Support, the latest video
cards supporting SLi technology, high resolution HD screens and multi hard drive
systems supporting Raid 0/1/5. So when buying a Xotic PC laptop you are buying cutting edge technology combined
with non proprietary components, more flexible customizations and followed by
unmatched personalized U.S based. 24/7 Support. (Not to mention we don't
force you to purchase a Microsoft Operating System, as you see these National
Brands force consumers to do.)
At Xotic PC we understand how
crucial support is after the sale. We have all heard stories in
result to these National Brands outsourcing tech support outside of the
U.S. When contacting these National Brands for Support you often
have to go through many automated menu's to reach a live person.
When you call into Xotic PC support you will be immediately connected to a live
agent to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Maybe this is why you see Xotic
PC has a
Lifetime Customer Service rating of 9.9 out of 10
while National Brands like
all have scores of less then 5.5 out of 10.
Below you will find a
list of the more popular ODM's that Xotic PC sells:
Clevo, makes some of the highest performance
machines on the market today. Clevo was established in 1983 and is based
in Taipei, Taiwan. There are many companies on the market today that
pick up the Clevo line due to their unique feature set and the outstanding
performance per dollar you get from their machines. Some accomplishments Clevo
has achieved are:
2003 - Worlds 1st 17" WXGA Notebook
2004 - Worlds 1st Intel®
Dual Core Notebook
2005 - Words 1st AMD®
X2 Dual Core Notebook
2006 - Worlds 1st 19" Notebook with SLi Technolgoy
2007 - Words 1st Intel®
Quad Core Notebook with SLi Technology
While the Clevo brand
name is perhaps not widely known, their products are re-branded and sold by
Companies such as Alienware/Dell, Falcon Northwest, Hypersonic and VooDoo PC
(HP). (although you will see much higher pricing with these companies
for the same machine Xotic PC sells). Clevo currently has offices in
the United States, United Kingdom, Germany & China.
View our Clevo Models here.
is the worlds 2nd largest laptop maker in the world that has built laptops for
all of the major brands as well as custom builders for over 22 years.
Compal is known for making notebooks for a variety of clients around the world
including Dell, Toshiba, HP and Compaq. For the year 2007 Compal shipments
totaled 22.6 million units. The companies headquarters is in
Taipei, Taiwan and has locations in China, South Korea, United Kingdom and the
United States. Xotic PC's
Force Series consists of many Compal models.
View our Compal Models here.
was founded in 1989 and
is the one of the few that
makes their own laptops.. Asus is known worldwide for their
motherboards, video cards and many other PC & Electronic components. Asus is
known for producing items for other corporations such as Sony, Apple, Alienware,
HP and Compaq. The companies headquarters are in Taiwan and have offices
in China, United States, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden,
Netherlands, Czech Republic, Poland, Australia, Hong Kong, India,
Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam . Asus makes two separate
lines called the "Ensemble" and the "Built on Asus".
- The "Ensemble"
laptops are pre-configured and assembled by Asus. Asus selects a
processor, hard drive, ram and other components and markets them as a complete
system with Windows installed from the factory. Normally with these
Ensembles the Processor, Hard Drive and Ram can not be customized prior to
order. Xotic PC brings these models into our facility and will customize
the unit according to the customers needs.
View our ASUS Models here.
- The "Built on Asus"
laptops are barebones system provided by Asus to companies for customization.
Asus manufactures these models without CPU, Ram, Hard Drive etc. and provides
the barebones unit to Xotic PC to customize according to the customers needs.
View our ASUS "Force Series" Models here.
MSI, similar to Asus,
makes their own laptops. MSI is known worldwide for their video cards,
motherboards and other Computer components.
Corporation, Ltd. is one of the IT industry's leading manufacturers of computer
hardware products and solutions, including world's top five and Taiwan's top
three motherboard manufacturer, Taiwan biggest and world's top five server
manufacturer, and has been the leading graphic card manufacturer for the past
View our MSI Models here.
As you can see the "National
Brand" companies are not as most consumers are made to
believe. Although most of these ODM's are never recognized by the
consumer; they end up with major brand names on them that most are familiar
Some call this the "hidden
secret" of the laptop industry that we wanted to share with you.
Reference Wikipedia ODM