Proprietary computers come from
major manufacturers (we won’t mention any names…
but just about everything sold in department stores or
companies who do national advertising on TV… These
companies all have their own inside engineers who design
computers with one thing in mind... manufacturing costs.
In the process of doing so, they do not follow the ISO
(International Standard Organization) universal architechture
codes for what a computer is suppose to be.
The ISO has standards and universal
architecture codes for the way a computer should be built
so as to not create conflicts and compatibility issues
as well as maintain the integrity of performance and reliability.
Usually proprietary systems have all the individual components
such as video, sound, fax, etc. integrated into one board,
and usually only that company’s mother boards fit
in their cases. One advantage of owning a clone is that
when you do need to have a clone fixed it does not require
you to have to return it to the original manufacture because
any certified technician can work on a clone but few of
them are experts with a particular model number of a particular
Another advantage of a custom built
clone are that they always bench mark faster than proprietary
systems using the same speed processor, they do not require
special software, drivers or special versions of Microsoft
Windows to operate and when it comes time to upgrade you
can simply swap out a mother board and CPU chip and keep
all of your other peripherals such as sound card, video
card, hard drives, ROM drives, etc. Technically this makes
proprietary computers disposable.
These manufacturers who mass produce
department store and mail order computers take advantage
of uneducated consumers. Now that you have been educated,
no matter where you buy your next computer... always buy
custom built clones using premium parts and built by professionals
who understand the difference.
And for those who are shopping
and have costs concerns... on the average a custom built
clone is usually between 5 - 10% more than a proprietary
system. When you do the math... you are not really saving
any money considering the consequences of having to deal
with these companies when there is a problem... not to
mention the cost difference does not justify itself when
you consider performance and reliability. How much money
do you save when your computer is having to be repaired
all the time? How much money do you save in the time lost
Apogee Computer Technologies
uses the best premium parts available and
we terrorize our builds for compatibility, performance and reliability.
Apogee Computer Technologies uses Intel Processors & Mother Boards,
NVideo & ATI Video, MSI Video & Mother Boards,
and Western Digital Hard Drives because we want our customers
to have the very best!