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Please, help me!

by Pamela Frost / May 2, 2005 5:38 PM PDT

I'm thinking about buying a new system and came across this online dealer in Richmond http://www.galapc.com

Has anyone tried them out?
website looks cool, with many choices

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idk, looks ok
by keybordp / May 2, 2005 9:07 PM PDT
In reply to: Please, help me!

I specd one out on their site. get the siempron system or whatever, its AMDs version of centrino. THe price seems REALLY good, much cheaper then dell and other companies.

Good luck

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Can't find any info on them
by Exaltare / May 2, 2005 9:33 PM PDT
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I'm fairly certain I recognize some of the chasses, however. Their Thin and Light Mobility series notebooks appears to use a Clevo barebones kit that's popular with many vendors, including Hypersonic and Sager. It's an okay chassis with a lot of strong points and a couple of weak ones.

Good qualities:

Great hardware specs
Great screen
Great keyboard
Great aesthetics

Bad qualities:

Poor GPU placement (really messes with fan activation)
Poor speaker quality
High oil-absorbency (for the finish)
Audio channels for headphone ports are covered by the CPU and right-side USB power circuits

Overall, they just appear to be a reseller. They probably buy a number of popular barebone kits and outfit them with okay-quality components, then ship them to a consumer.

Howev

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Erm. Cut off.
by Exaltare / May 2, 2005 9:34 PM PDT

However, I can't find any significant feedback about them online, so you're purchasing from them at your own risk, I think.

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Walk away.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 2, 2005 10:09 PM PDT
In reply to: Please, help me!

My best advice is to stay away from such units.

There are no repairs or spare parts about 1 year later.

Bob

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Giving other the benefit of the doubt....
by server / May 3, 2005 2:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Please, help me!

personally, never heard of them.
They appear to be legit, with a
valid 800 number and multiple contacts etc.
Rather than shy away what could be a 'good
deal' for a cloan-type laptop, I'd call
the BBB and check their record out.

You do have 14 days just in case. Just because
they are not a 'big name' outfit doesn't mean
you should 'walk away' as I see NO REASON to
believe otherwise.

Check what you need and compare similar models
(branded and non-branded) as many national brands
and components are also made by the very same
NO NAME manufacturer.

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