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Compal laptops?

In my search for a laptop, I saw that xoticpc.com has a new laptop listed made by Compal. I have not seen anything about this brand and I was wondering if anyone here had any experience with them?? It's not the 14" I was looking for, but the specs are pretty darn good for the price!!
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Compal is the ODM

(Original Design Manufacturer). The make unbranded laptops for Acer, Dell, Toshiba, HP and Fujutsu then those companies put their brands on the laptop. Compal and Quanta make 90% of the laptops made in the world. The Compal brand is a barebones system with just the case, screen mobo and graphics card. Xoticpc will had a HD and memory to the machine. These ODM's are all based in China or Taiwan area. These ODM's handle the manufacturing of laptops and phones (Iphone is manufactured by Foxconn) keeping the cost down for the OEM's (Toshiba, Hp And Acer).

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So Compal is a good quality laptop then? This one has an i7, and I've heard that that is pretty much useless for WoW, but its gotta be good for other stuff! Anyone here have 1st hand experience with Compal Laptops?

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Iffy.

The only trouble I had with those makers and off the usual names involved spare parts. Today I find consumers are still upset but understand that parts are rarely available 2 years later.
Bob

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