“White box” vs. Name Brand PCs
- May 10, 2010
- Posted by: Paul Avolio
- Category: Information Technology
A question we are often asked is: “Why do you only sell name brand computers? Why don’t you build computers?” While we do occasionally build PCs for select applications (for instance, network video recorders for video surveillance systems we install) in general we have found the practice of building custom PCs for our clients not to be the best option. I will explain my thoughts as to how we came to this decision. The term “white box” is defined by Wikipedia as “a personal computer or server without a registered brand name”. This applies to any custom PC built by either a home hobbyist or a computer sales and support company.