View Full Version : Balance Laptop....?
January 3, 2006, 03:50 PM
There is a fairly new Laptop on the market by 'Balance' technologies.......can anyone tell me what they know about this laptop. A friend of mine purchased one recently. Just wana know if anyone can give me some info on it.
January 3, 2006, 07:08 PM
never heard of it. got any site links for it so we can check it out??
January 3, 2006, 09:19 PM
sounds like a whitebook reseller to me.
i do the same thing too.(sell whitebooks)
January 4, 2006, 08:43 AM
what are whitebooks?? unbranded laptops?? are those any good though?
January 4, 2006, 09:45 AM
whitebooks??? explain please????? balance laptop? never heard of that!! u av any more info on this particular brand?
January 4, 2006, 06:29 PM
Whitebooks are basically barebone laptops that resellers can buy, assemble and brand. or DIY.
Technically the many brand name manufacturers are whitbook resellers except that they have all the say in how the product should look but they dont actually have manufacturing plants just huge assembly lines.
eg. quanta is a manufacturer - they actually fabricate cuircits and components for ibooks and such.
msi- sells branded msi laptops as well as whitebooks, which are the same as the branded ones but unbranded. other less well known whitebook producers buy from companies like quanta and sell to resellers for very low prices.
reseller - buys whitebooks brand them, sell them, offer thier own service and support, warranties etc.
i think some companies sell single units directly to the public/technical users/businesses.
but as you know there is a risk. companies are not very well known and service and support is optional and sometimes left up to the reseller and/or the end user - so i wouldnt recommend it to the average individual.
the main benifit is COST and that they use more standard parts (now that notebooks have become popular) and there is a wider range of options interms of hardware/os.
January 13, 2006, 06:36 AM
I saw one of those. It looks ok, runs smoothly, but thats maybe becauses it uses Linspire?
January 19, 2006, 06:21 AM
What is Linspire???????????
January 19, 2006, 08:25 AM
Its a Linux distro..........
March 28, 2006, 07:44 AM
Hey notebook fans
check this out: http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=1454
i'm with intel on this one
March 28, 2006, 03:05 PM
Interchangeable notebook components ....hmmmm
Sounds like a great idea. So long there is no scarfice being made on the next chipset architecture. I just want them faster and lighter.
If its broken its broken. Get a new one. People in JA get too attached to stuff. But I guess its all good for the most part.
March 28, 2006, 08:22 PM
they're already fast enough for me. i just want it smaller and longer battery life. even though those panasonics and samsungs are quite small enough already.
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