Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 6th Dec 2004 10:28 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems LinuxCertified.com offers a solution for the users who require ultimate mobility: the LC2100 laptop loaded with the Linux of your choice. For more info and screenshots/images, read more.
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RE: Rebranded Uniwill 223ii0
by Paki on Mon 6th Dec 2004 16:14 UTC

roger roger wrote:
> -Uniwill is the ODM ( original design manufacturer ) aka
> builder.
>
> -LinuxCertified is the OEM (original equipment
> manufacturer)aka the customizer.

Quite right, Roger - and this is standard industry procedure, used (if less frequently) even by the biggest names in the PC business.

But it should be noted that what "customization" involves may be quite substantial, and go beyond what processor/motherboard is used. Investigating forum discussions on the difference between this same machine as offered by Alienware and ibuypower.com, I read that the LCD display used by Alienware is quite high quality, but that is something Alienware itself installs. That's obviously a big difference in the quality of machine that you get, and Eugenia was right to note the performance of the LCD.

Also, this is the first time I've heard of this machine coming with the Cyberlink media-viewing firmware installed. Those giving opinions on the bang-for-the-buck of this machine seemed to have overlooked that this feature was included by LinuxCertified.