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Old 08-11-2013, 18:22
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This made for a bit of interesting reading: http://www.pcpro.co.uk/features/3852...itish-pc-maker

What are your views on this?
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Old 08-11-2013, 20:08
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Fascinating. I really enjoyed reading that. Interesting that they still use humans to build the computers rather than robots. Aren't they one of those companies who custom build PCs for people rather than selling el cheapo ones in PC World?
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Old 08-11-2013, 21:38
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Fascinating. I really enjoyed reading that. Interesting that they still use humans to build the computers rather than robots. Aren't they one of those companies who custom build PCs for people rather than selling el cheapo ones in PC World?
What I find interesting but also a nice thing as well is that they are still going strong in such a competitive world. Also, yes they do custom build PCs for people.
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Old 08-11-2013, 21:57
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Other British PC makers are available...
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Old 08-11-2013, 22:03
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Other British PC makers are available...
I know!
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Old 08-11-2013, 22:10
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Other British PC makers are available...
Which ones are they?
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Old 08-11-2013, 22:14
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Which ones are they?
One of them is PC Specialist.
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Old 08-11-2013, 22:23
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One of them is PC Specialist.
I've heard of those. They advertise in the likes of Computeractive and PC Pro.
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Old 08-11-2013, 22:29
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What I find interesting but also a nice thing as well is that they are still going strong in such a competitive world. Also, yes they do custom build PCs for people.
Yes its nice to see things being assembled by hand, I'm sure there are lots of things where robots are better (not just cheaper) but I can't see they would be better in building computers ..... I suppose you have to take into account human error.
I hope they stay doing well along with the other assemblers.
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Old 08-11-2013, 23:19
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Which ones are they?
For starters:

PCS
OCUK
Scan
Chillblast
Mesh (still UK based, I'm fairly sure...)
CCL
QuietPC
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Old 09-11-2013, 00:02
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For starters:

PCS
OCUK
Scan
Chillblast
Mesh (still UK based, I'm fairly sure...)
CCL
QuietPC
Cyberpower..
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Old 09-11-2013, 20:37
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For starters:

PCS
OCUK
Scan
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Mesh (still UK based, I'm fairly sure...)
CCL
QuietPC
I thought Mesh had gone out of business ages ago or are they still going?
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Old 09-11-2013, 20:44
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I thought Mesh had gone out of business ages ago or are they still going?
http://www.meshcomputers.com/
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Old 10-11-2013, 20:35
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My dad did a project decades ago for IBM where they redesigned a component board for computer assembly. The computer beat the original assembly time. Then the humans beat the computer using the simplified components.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:10
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I've used Novatech for a few years now, great company, great service and great prices.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:21
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My last two PC's have come from dinopc, well pleased.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:26
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I'm pretty sure robots can't build computers, components yes, don't see them managing to insert a graphics card, screw the thing in and connect the cables. Would think cheap Chinese labour assembles the bulk produced PC's.
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:49
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I'm pretty sure robots can't build computers, components yes, don't see them managing to insert a graphics card, screw the thing in and connect the cables. Would think cheap Chinese labour assembles the bulk produced PC's.
That's what I thought too.
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:58
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That's what I thought too.
And you would be right
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Old 11-11-2013, 13:42
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And you would be right
If buying mass produced, then Yes...Most of the custom PC makers mentioned in this thread are UK based.....So if you went down that route you could avoid the cheap Chinese labour and have one made by cheap British labour....
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Old 11-11-2013, 16:19
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If buying mass produced, then Yes...Most of the custom PC makers mentioned in this thread are UK based.....So if you went down that route you could avoid the cheap Chinese labour and have one made by cheap British labour....
Do you know what Novatech pay their staff then?
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Old 11-11-2013, 19:24
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If buying mass produced, then Yes...Most of the custom PC makers mentioned in this thread are UK based.....So if you went down that route you could avoid the cheap Chinese labour and have one made by cheap British labour....
Even Novatech aren't making in huge bulk like someone like HP or Dell...they are pretty small scale still.
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Old 11-11-2013, 20:12
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Even Novatech aren't making in huge bulk like someone like HP or Dell...they are pretty small scale still.
I didn't suggest they were mass volume.....
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Old 11-11-2013, 20:19
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Do you know what Novatech pay their staff then?
Funny you should choose those, because, yes I do actually....They pay minimum wage (6.31 ph) and use a lot of casual labour...Only because I know someone who works there in Portsmouth...
I'm guessing the others work on a similar basis......Not condemning them....It's how things are now in the UK..
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Old 11-11-2013, 20:30
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I didn't suggest they were mass volume.....
Sorry re-read what you posted and before and I misunderstood it
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