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Asian Laptop vs. American Laptop OEMs

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Gofishus, Dec 12, 2006.

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  1. Gofishus

    Gofishus Notebook Consultant

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    Well do you guys prefer american manufactureres (Dell, HP, Compaq, Gateway) or Asian manufacturers (Sony, Asus, Acer, Toshiba)? Asian manufacturers tend to be more expensive but I think are better built if you ask me.
     
  2. Sam

    Sam Notebook Virtuoso

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    Interesting thread topic, but I have no particular bias or stereotype to say that Asian or American notebook companies are better.

    For one, I don't mind HP notebooks. I think they're nicely built, with a nice design and prices are reasonable.

    Out of the Asian manufacturers, I actually only like Asus from the group you listed. Sony notebooks are expensive, and have some build quality issues. Acer is almost Dell, cheap materials. And Toshiba is turning into a Dell too, and has a boring design (except for the Qosmios).
     
  3. RefinedPower

    RefinedPower Notebook Deity

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    Just to let you know all notebooks are made in china and the companies are most likely owned by Japanese. Asus, Compal and a few others just make notebooks for Dell, HP, Sony and the rest, which then turn around and just rebrand them.
     
  4. iwantamac

    iwantamac Notebook Evangelist

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    Apple and Sony are probably the best in my opinion when it comes to laptops. Apple and Sony are the only two companies that were able to balance aesthetics with performance. And Apple's got that integrated hardware+software thing going for them. They're also the most expensive...oh well.
     
  5. el_superhombre

    el_superhombre Notebook Consultant

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    Not all are made in China. Practically all flagship Sony Vaio Notebooks are made in Japan (where they should be made).
     
  6. RefinedPower

    RefinedPower Notebook Deity

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    You might want to look that up because if they are made by Asus, which I think they are, then they are made in china. For crying out loud even Macs are made in China.
     
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    cream626 Notebook Guru

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    You forgot to mention MSI laptops in the Asian made category. Their a taiwanese company that have their laptops made in China as well. Not the most popular in USA but are in Europe and more commonly in Asia. The build quality of these things are mediocre though, nothing special really. I'd say HP probably has a better build quality. Great buys though, not expensive either.
     
  8. iwantamac

    iwantamac Notebook Evangelist

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    Oh, and I owned an Acer for a little longer than 3 years. Here's the repair history.

    1. Screen replacement x 2
    2. Hard Drive replacement x 7
    3. Windows reinstalled x 10 (including when I got the HDs replaced)
    4. Screen hinge broken x 1

    #4 was the last straw because it conveniently happened to be out of warranty (costs like $1k to fix) so I'm looking into getting a macbook pro to replace that piece of garbage.

    Needless to say, I DESPISE Acer.
     
  9. crappyGPU

    crappyGPU Notebook Consultant

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    Lenovo is a Chinese company, btw
    i think most laptops are made in Asia, as most the ODMs are in Asia
    if they're made in Japan, then that's for the quality, if China, for cheaper price
    but what's the problem if they're made in Asia??
     
  10. stamar

    stamar Notebook Prophet

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    there are no laptops made in the us

    most laptops are made in taiwan

    some are made in korea and japan.
     
  11. Angelic

    Angelic Kickin' back :3

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    Thats not true, Panasonic Toughbooks, at least the older ones I know for sure, are made in the US. They are made with military alloy and tested right here.
    Wish I could think of something else.
     
  12. RefinedPower

    RefinedPower Notebook Deity

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    Thats right I think Samsung is Korean but not sure.
     
  13. el_superhombre

    el_superhombre Notebook Consultant

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    Lets just settle this. Most laptops are made where ever the cheapest labor can be found and only the most high quality / specialized ones are made with American or Japanese hands.

    There, el_superhombre out.
     
  14. bmnotpls

    bmnotpls Notebook Deity

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    get a dell

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