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A few members has been giving this forum what may be dozens of posts about noname laptops. In the nicest possible way I'm going to write this is not a good idea. The trail of broken dreams I've seen over the years starts with these nonames.
Let me name a few nonames and what I've seen over the years.
Sager for years had zero spare parts (can't say they ever corrected that.)
Sotec developed a bad rep and the principles appear to have closed that down and spun up Avertec.
Hyperdata (and other Hyper.names) have shipped units that were so-so with no spares in year 2. In one case an office picked up 24 units only to find 4 or more different variants in the batch. This lead to PCMCIA cards that worked in some but not all and more issues.
ProStar, Prostar. Same issues as above. Even simple items such as a CPU heat transfer pad common to all models were unavailable.
These nonames have caused far too much grief over the years for me to ever write that they are possible units for our members to pay for. There will be some that did find their units worked fine but my view is from an upper level that supported the repair counters.
A recent sad addition to the avoid list was Alienware. There is some hope here with Dell buying them up but the issues are still showing up with failing units in just 12 to 18 months.
-> There will be some posts noting that (a) Clevo or another name makes these laptops but that hasn't helped anyone get the needed parts for repair and (b) HP/Dell doesn't make laptops but that hasn't stopped those companies from repairing a laptop or in a recent case with HP, HP outright exchanged the model for another. The smaller nonames rarely if ever will go that far.
Buy these at risk levels higher than the names or big boys that are in the game to stay.