We all know Laptop sales have overtaken Desktop sales since back in 2005. But non-name-brand laptops or ‘whitebooks’ have not really taken off. There are many reasons for this – from the historic non-interchangeability of parts, to the greater expertise required to work with laptops, etc… But Intel, who is the whitebook’s biggest advocate, launched a new program that makes nearly all of its laptop parts completely interchangeable – allowing many companies (even SADA, if we wanted to) to build high-quality, private-branded laptops that are actually easy to support!
The program is called “Verified by Intel”, and the details are here:
Well, SADA is not in the system building business really – we do it, but only when we have to. But there may be a place in the market for these so-called whitebooks. Only time will tell – but we believe that more competition is better for business – so, let’s see who will be able to enter the market successfully, and put further pressure on Dell, HP, Toshiba, and the like.
Read the VAR Business Article here.