ABS Computers

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  1. float

    float New Member

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    I was wondering if you guys know anything about ABS computers?

    www.abspc.com

    I found out about them from an advertisement on C/Net while researching other laptops. Anyone have experience with them as a company or with their products? What they have on their site looks good.
     
  2. float

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    Anyone? Bump.
     
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    They kick ass, i have one, my brother, and uncle
     
  4. 1 Bad STi

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    over a year, absolutely no problems, shipped in an awesome box, great packing, great support, Refer my name if you get one... let me know
     
  5. Rob

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    I have no personal experience with them, but I have noticed a small write-up about them in my most recent PC World (I think thats what it was). It got great benchmark results, and looked to be a quality system. I would say go for it.
     
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    Thanks for the reply's guys. I really appreciate it.
     
  7. float

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    How are they on delivery time? I'm thinking of going ahead and ordering one as soon as today and having it shipped home to florida. Will it get there by christmas? Or by the 27th at least? Any stores sell these?
     
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    looks like decent systems to me :dunno:
     
  9. McClane

    McClane Who Killed Marilyn?

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    good systems; overpriced though - as any middleman will be
     
  10. Achance007

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    I bought one last month. Head on over to http://www.resellerratings.com/seller1431.html there are a bunch of reviews about them, hell even I wrote one about them. I'm digging the computer so far. It is really fast. I bought the X5 system. here is my review from resellers



    11/23/03 8:10 PM
    I ordered an ultimate X5 p4 3.0 system on 11/2, and finally received it at my door on 11/19. I'm very satisfied with the computer and price. just have some minor gripes not all ABS fault. I ordered the computer on line, and never dealt with anybody on the phone until the day I received it. ABS packages the computer nicely and included all the serial #'s, and manuals from the components they used. But I did notice that they didn't include the spiffy notebook to keep everything organized like they mentioned on their site. Also when I purchased the system they were out of the free copy of Microsoft works, and since I didn't want it to delay my order I told them in the comment section of the order that I didn't want it or the other free software IE mcafee virus, and half life 1 (was free when I ordered..now $25) so please deduct them from the final price of the system. Well they must have read the comment section because they didn't include the free software but didn't deduct them from the price either.
    Fed Ex looked like they drop kicked the box around and the unfortunately the computer would not start up. I was hoping that just a wire was knocked loose, so i opened up the case and starting checking the connections and couldn't find the problem. So I tried calling their office but I'm east coast, so they weren't open yet. I then called after hours tech support, and they took my name and told me they would call back in a little bit. So I got impatient and starting fooling around with the connections again. Luckily I found the loose wire and it started up like a jet engine. Tech support did call me back in about 30 Min's after placing the call, but I didn't need them anymore. So after everything was up and running, I found out that my Ideazon keyboard had dead keys! damn my luck. (not abs's fault, keyboard just seems cheesy) I would recommend to try out in a store before buying it. I found an 5yr old mac usb keyboard to use to test my system and play around. I first went to Microsoft updates and found out that it needed 13 critical security updates. I would hope that ABS would have some way to update the system before shipping. I realize that its near impossible to keep up with Microsoft updates but 13 seems high. I know dell is able to send their systems out with alot of the updates. So then I checked on my driver for my video card ati aiw 9800 pro 128 and it wasn't up to date either. I know these are just little gripes nothing to keep me from not recommending them. But after spending $2300 on a computer from a smaller company I would expect they would try to optimize the system with the best possible configuration and updates like alien ware brags about.

    So once they finally opened I called them up to tell them about the missing Notebook and the ideazon keyboard. I was expecting it be a big hassle but it was just the opposite. I don't remember the lady I talked to but she was very nice and pleasant. She informed me that they ran out of notebooks and will send me one when they come back in stock. (Now I wish they sent me an email informing me it was out of stock rather than hoping I wouldn't notice but anyway...another little gripe)And when I told her about the keyboard she understood the problem and said she will ship me a new one that day (2 day fed ex). I just have to mail them back the old one and fax them the receipt and they will reimburse me the cost. And I forgot to mention about my missing software that I paid for but didn't want anyway.

    Even with all my little gripes I still highly recommend them. I took a bunch pictures of computer if anybody wants to see the way its packaged or see how the neon lights look.
    edit.... you will have to cut and paste the pictures.


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    Thanks for all the input guys. Very informative but i ended up going with the Compaq X1030US from Best Buy for 1049 after rebates. I think this was the best deal for the computer I received. I am happy :)
     
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    compaq ??? ugh
     
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    It was either this or an HP that was essentially the same but 500 dollars more. I'm no fool. HP makes good stuff and as I'm sure you know HP and Compaq are the exact same. I got a great computer for my needs at an even better price. I think I won majorly on this as I was prepared to spend 1500+ on similar computers and after rebates I get out for just over $1000. So say what you will about Compaq's... just say it to yourself. I'm happy with my purchase and that's all that matters. I thank everyone who was of help to me in my search.
     
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