Of course I can't explain the fascination of HORROR FLICKS, but no-name laptops generally have a hidden issue that proponents of said units can not cure.
These units are one time production runs and re-labeled for sale by various companies.
But spares, support, spare parts are non-existant on most and in year 2 when you need some "minor" part you learn the full story that I'm writing about.
Only those that have not seen the horror of 40 dead no-name laptops at a business would grasp and accept that no-name is not a good idea.
While i was looking around for an affordable laptop, i stumbled upon a never-heard-of(at least for me) notebook: chembook, specifically the chembook 2075 at http://www.discountlaptops.com/index.php?section=configurator®ular_model_id=1336&model_id=1338
Checkout the specs:
-15.4'' WXGA (1280 x 800) Active Matrix Display
-1.73 GHz Intel Pentium-M (740) Processor (Sonoma / 2 MB L2 Cache / 533 FSB)
-Standard CPU Thermal Compound Paste
-128 MB Shared Video Ram - Intel 915GM Alviso-GM
-512 MB DDR2 (533 MHz) CORSAIR Memory (512 MB x 1)
-40 GB Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
-8X DVD / 24X CD-RW Combo Drive w/ Softwares
-Internal 56 kbps Modem (V.92)
-Internal 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN (Realtek RTL8110SBL)
-Internal IntelPRO 2915ABG Wireless Ethernet/Lan (802.11 a+b+g)
-Smart Lithium Ion Battery (8 cell
-3 in 1 card reader for SD/MS/MMC
-AC Adapter w/ power cord
-Free Deluxe Carry Case
-No Operating System Installed
-2 yr ChemUSA warranty w/ 1-way paid shipping
-Lifetime Tech Support by calling 800-866-2436 (510-714-4045 ext hours)
Color:Silver & Charcoal Black
Size: 14.2" x 10.4" x 1.27"
Weights: 6.5 lbs.
One button to Enable/Disable Wireless Device
Power button, Software Controlled Lid Switch
Programmable Hot-Keys for System Function Control and Media Panel
System status indicators
-Up to 4.5-hour battery life and approximately 6.5 lbs
And all that for $1015.
I mean, the notebook doesnt look too bad either. Plus its customizable for low prices,for example: to 60gb(5400rpm) for an extra $25 or 80gb for $50 more.
Anybody has some ideas on this?