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If you have just purchased a notebook from Dell, Compaq, Apple, or even eMachines, you might be surprised to know that they didn't actually build your notebook. Most manufacturers, both large and small most often do not build their own notebooks. What they do is purchase them from ODM's (Original Design Manufacturers) and customize the notebooks as their own. There are in fact only a handful of ODM's who supply most of the major manufacturers with their barebone notebooks. Compal Electronics, Arima, Quanta Computer, and Inventec are a few of these ODM's. Don't be surprised to find that your Dell notebook looks very similar to another brand notebook. It is common to find very similar, if not identical, notebooks but with different manufacturer nameplates.

Here is a thread that has some good information:
»[Notebooks] Is it true that Sony?

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