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Windows 7: Where is it Made?

15 Apr 2010   #1
DarkDavil

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
 
 
Where is it Made?

Just a random question here - as I'm planning on my new state-of-the art system, "Best bang for your Buck" style. So, anyone know where all of these computer parts are made? ie: Which country the factory's are?

Because im planning on visiting my home-country ( good old India) and I'll be visiting Mumbai( Bombay to the rest of you) and I know there are many tech centers out their. But are there any factories? I'm hoping to build a computer ("Best bang for your Buck"), which is very cheap and has good performance still. So getting parts direct from the factory(if its possible) would be great!
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15 Apr 2010   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm pretty darn sure you cannot just walk into these places and buy your components.
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15 Apr 2010   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Even if you could get the parts over there, I doubt if customs would let you come back to the US with a built computer.
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15 Apr 2010   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Same...you'll surely have a little chance to pass through the gate...but i doubt it would be that easy to escape the customs by those now hard time in airports!
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15 Apr 2010   #5
temmu

Windows 7
 
 

most computers are made by acer.
(including dell, hp... et al)
acer also sells its own brand.
acer has been around since the beginning, its producs are good.
acer is in taiwan.
no, i do not work for or sell acer.
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15 Apr 2010   #6
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkDavil View Post
Just a random question here - as I'm planning on my new state-of-the art system, "Best bang for your Buck" style. So, anyone know where all of these computer parts are made? ie: Which country the factory's are?
Something like 90% of electronics currently on the market are made in China.
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15 Apr 2010   #7
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Hi DarkDevil, Welcome back

Almost all of the parts are made in developing countries like China, Taiwan, ... where labour is cheap.

take a look at this
Child labor for our toys
MS investigates as sweatshop spotlight shines on.......
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15 Apr 2010   #8
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

If you want to buy computer hardware, stay away from factories... If you have the guts to go there, they most of the time will ask you "how many 40 feet containers do you want?"-kind of question. Many computer chips made in Taiwan - at least the best ones are, others - Made in China. Motherboards, Graphic Cards, Sound cards, the finished products are mostly from China (many manufacturers manufacture their products in China, cheaper they say). Go to your favorite (r)etailers, buy your computer hardware there.

Best bang for the Buck (BBftB) is different for different people, so it might be BBftB for you, but not for those corporate entities, or those CAD/CAM guys. So, buy your favorite components from your favorite (r)etailers, and make sure you get the full warranty support off them.

zzz2496
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16 Apr 2010   #9
smarteyeball

 
 

As others have pointed out, the vast majority of components are made in Asia and they don't have 'retail outlets' attached to any factories.

Mumbai is just a hotbed of outsourced script-reading call centres.
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16 Apr 2010   #10
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by temmu View Post
most computers are made by acer.
(including dell, hp... et al)
acer also sells its own brand.
acer has been around since the beginning, its producs are good.
acer is in taiwan.
no, i do not work for or sell acer.
I think "Acer Group Family Of Brands" are: Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell, eMachines...no Dell or Hp!
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