The Best Computer Manufacturers
The list of the best computer manufacturers as seen in 1995. Who’s the best computer manufacturer? It depends on your price range. Tim Albano, staff editor at PC Magazine, gives the inside skinny on who makes the best computers. Albano says that finding a good company isn’t difficult; it’s more a matter of deciding how much you can spend and where you want to shop – by mail order or at a store.
Top of the Line: If you can afford it, buy one of the top-of-the line computers made by the companies listed below. They also offer less expensive models, but those lower-end machines don’t always offer the most bang for your buck. These computers are available in almost all computer super stores. Almost no business is done directly.
Apple Computer Inc., One Infinite Loop Cupertino, CA 95014.
Compaq Computer Corp. PO 692000, M120208, Houston, TX 78727.
Hewlett-Packard, 3000 Hanover St. Palo Alto, CA 94304.
IBM Personal Computer Corp. Route 100 Somers, NY 10589.
Micron Computer Inc. 915 East Karchner Road. Nampa, ID 83687.
Second Tier: Purchased at retail store or ordered from a mail-order company, these machines aren’t necessarily second rate – they’re just a tad less glamorous and pricey. These are good choices if you’re on a budget but want solid, state of the art equipment. As always, however, compare prices before buying.
Digital Equipment Corp. 146 Main Street Maynard, MA 01754.
NEC Technologies Inc. 1314 Massachusetts Avenue Boxborough, MA 01719.
Packard Bell Electronics, Inc. 31717 La Tienda Dr. Westlake Village, CA 91.362.
Mail Order. Dell Computer Core. 2214 West Braker Lane, Suite D, Austin, TX. 78758.
Gateway 2000 Inc. 610 Gateway Dr. North Sioux City, SD 57049.
Tanger Computer Inc. 197 Airport Boulevard, Burlingame, CA 94010.
ZEDS. 1307 Industrial Boulevard. Minneapolis, MN 55413.
Third Tier: If you don’t need cutting edge components, computers from the following companies are reliable and inexpensive options. All can be purchased from a store or from the company directly.
Acer America Online: 2641 Orchard Parkway, San Jose CA 95134.
AST Research Inc. 16215 Alton Parkway. Irvine, CA 92718.
Compuadd Computer Corp. 12303 Technology Boulevard. Austin, TX 78727.
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