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Highly Effective & (Usually) Efficient Service
Member Name: TangoDude
Advantages: All items branded, What-You-See-Is-*Exacty*- What-You-Get configurator.
Disadvantages: Build time can fluctuate significantly depending on the specific items you pick.
One more time ordering from PC Specialist.
This around I ordered a proper top spec ultra mobile windows development laptop for my parter, who was quite fed up with having to stick to the sluggish fixed computer at home.
Order experience as usual, the PC Specialist website might not be a flashy piece of art, but it does what it needs to do. You can properly configure every single detail of your machine to suit your specific needs, and discard every other rubbish (that you see in branded machines), keeping the price at a fair level.
They have a number of pre-configured machines, but if you know what you're doing, you can choose a proper chassis (target size and connectivity) and jump straight in the configurator to get the best deal for yourself. Every single item is refered by brand and model, meaning you know exactly what you're getting.
Delivery was surprisingly quicker than expected for this one, just a couple of days, in contrast to the previous time's about a month of waiting. I've noticed build time can fluctuate a lot depending on the "rareness" of the hardware you pick. The previous time for example, I ordered quite a rare combination, even for a high-end laptop, triggering some unforseen compatibility issues between processor and graphics card.
They keep an average lead time statistics table on the order window, and it does appears to keep close to the truth more or less.
By the way, here are a few words from the happy laptop owner:
"It has now been a week I have been using my new laptop and I am very
happy it has almost changed my life!
From its light weight (much easier to carry around) to his glossy screen
much easier on my eyes and the quick start every time I log in (let's
not forget its 5hrs battery life)....I like everything on and about it.
Thanks a lot the PC Specialist team for delivering (by the way, not
first time I get delivered by DPD and ...superb delivery service! ) such
a little jewel laptop!"
Looks like a happy customer, what can you say?
Summary: My preferred suplier to date. Fair prices, highly effective and (usually) efficient.