CLEVO is a Taiwanese computer company specializing in laptops. While the Clevo brand name is perhaps not widely known, their products are used by and sold by known boutique brand OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers)â€¦ notably Eurocom (TM), Falcon, Sager, VoodooPC etc. Some of the best known boutique companies are working very close with Clevo R&D to develop next generation of notebooks, few of these companies even have their own R&D teams to enhance standard specs.
They are also considered (by whoever knows about notebooks) to design and manufacturer the best of the best notebooks in terms of superior build quality and innovative designs. Established in 1983, as an ODM (Original Design Manufacturer), they sell barebones ranging from laptop to portable computing solutions for both AMD and Intel processors. Clevo is one of the world's most preferred ODM partners and markets their products in more than 50 countries, and have established service centers in the USA, Germany, Britain, China, and Taiwan.
Their main notebook range includes:
* PortaNote (denoted with an D*** in the model number) - Desktop Replacement and Multimedia systems, with features like support for desktop CPUs and multiple hard drives.
* MobiNote (denoted with an M*** in the model number) - Thin and Lightweight systems with superior build quality and performance.
* TabletNote (denoted with a T*** in the model number) - Tablet computer systems.
* LCD PC (denoted with an L*** in the model number) - Portable Desktop all-in-one solutions.
What has Clevo done to distinguish itself?
1994 - First Pentium notebook PC producer in Taiwan
1997 - World's 1st 15.1" notebook
2003 - World's 1st 17" WXGA notebook
2004 - World's 1st Intel Dual-Core notebook (M570 debuted)
2005 - World's 1st AMD X2 Dual-Core notebook (D900K and X2 released late 2005)
2006 - World's 1st notebook with SLI technology (M590K... 19")
2007 - World's 1st Intel Core 2 Quad-core notebook with SLI technology and RAID 5 (D900C already out, G0-step Q6600/Q6700 was released)
2008 - World's 1st DDR3 notebook (M860TU... 15.4" w/ 8800M when debuted at CeBIT2008)
How Do Clevo Notebooks Come to You:
1.) When Clevo ships out their notebooks, they are all in barebones* or in SKD form.
2.) The barebones are shipped to very few selected OEMs (example for North America: Sager, Eurocom, Pro-Star) that custom build, enhance specs and sell them to end users directly and resellers. They also distribute the barebones to various System Builders.
3.) The System Builder that buy the barebones from the OEMs then install the custom (standard and non standard) components that a customer would choose (CPU, HDD, RAM, etc.)... and may even customize the notebook's exterior with a new coat of paint, custom logo plates and other customizations.
4.) Then you [the consumer] receives it, which has a warranty through the reseller you purchased it from.
Note: Clevo does NOT deal with consumers directly, for purchasing or support. The consumer must go through the vendor first for service/support.
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(Germany / Deutschland)
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(Netherlands / Nederland)
- Moka Europe Computer Bv for LCD-PC version
(Italy / Italia)
(Sweden / Sverige)
(Norway / Norge)
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(Austria / Österreich)
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(Denmark / Danmark)
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