For most people, there isn’t much discernible difference when it comes to computers, aside from some of the more obvious features, such as storage space, screen size, and the ergonomic capabilities of the keyboard. This is why most branded computers, which have been directly assembled by the companies that make them, come ready to do the job.
However, for real computer aficionados or OEMs who require modified computers for their product, custom computer design can have huge advantages in terms of allowing you to choose exactly the kind of components you want and need. This innovation allows for a more flexible and convenient way for professionals to get what they need out of the technology without sacrificing quality and efficiency.
Custom Computer Design and the Freedom to Choose
Within the fast-paced computer and technology industry, there are ever-present demands for computer units with the most modern technology. There is constant pressure to have a high tech product while the newest and latest is always right around the corner. This is where the industrial OEM can balk in trying to find a computer. The completed systems on the market will more than likely not have every single piece of technology that you are looking for. No matter what way you look at it, you’re going to have to make a compromise. Whether it’s giving up the chassis you want to get the latest processor, or you have to opt for a Mini-ITX device because there just aren’t that many Pico-ITX systems. This is further complicated when you take environmental and industry-specific necessities into account
It is in dealing with these problems where custom computer design really shows its stuff. With the freedom to choose any part available to you under the sun, your horizons are broadened immensely and designing that modern, high-tech machine that you wanted suddenly becomes more than a pipe dream, often at a cheaper price than the pre-assembled counterpart.
On the flipside, one of the eternal plights of the industrial OEM computer market is getting a product that won’t go end of life anytime soon. By simply assembling a computer made up of industrial computer parts, you can erase that problem with the 5 year minimum life cycle that your new machine will inherit.
Convenience with OEM Custom Computer Assembly
As surprising as it might seem, bear in mind that most good distributors of industrial computer components do also offer an OEM computer assembly service for their customers.
The key is to find a good distributor that has quality parts who also offers the extra service of computer assembly, tailored to your specifications. If assembling your own computer in-house isn’t practical, then letting your OEM professionals take charge is one less worry. That way, you don’t have to sacrifice any freedom in order to customize your computer according to your professional needs. It’s the best of both worlds.
Brian Luckman is the President of New Era Electronics. He has worked in the industrial OEM market for over 25 years, serving a variety of different industries, gaining a strong reputation for his expertise and a thorough understanding of how to properly service OEM customers. In 2000 he began New Era Electronics and the company continues to grow. He’s a husband and father and enjoys exploring the outdoors.
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