Estimados amigos en este post intentaré reflejar mi decisión por comprar una notebook Bangho.-

Antes que nada miren estos 2 links
Clevo M540SR o Bangho BQ1405C
http://www.clevo.com.tw/en/products/prodinfo.asp?productid=58
Clevo M72R o Bangho C1221 C120x IRIS
http://www.clevo.com.tw/en/products/prodinfo.asp?productid=35

Desde hace un tiempo vengo investigando todo tipo de notebooks de menos de 3000 pesos. Y en el ultimo mes llegue a la conclusión de que la mejor opción era comprarme una Clevo... perdón una Bangho (a ver si la gente de Bangho me hace un descuento x MP por ponerme la camiseta, escucho ofertas!!).

Que me llevó a tal locura?

Es muy sencillo, mi indecisión era tal que investigue a mas no poder todos los chipsets con que venían las Bangho, es decir esta marca pseudo nacional usa unos chipsets(motherboards) muy particulares como lo son el VN896 de VIA, y el SISM671 de SIS. También fabrican maquinas con Chipsets Intel.

En fin tuve la suerte de llegar a la pagina de SIS, uno de los distribuidores de Chipsets mas conocidos del mundo, que me trae malos recuerdos de cuando tenía mi Pentium uno con video de 8 y 16 mbs pero que le tengo fé hoy en día para q se rectifiquen.

Me desvíe de tema... suele pasar... entonces en la página de SIS y lo pueden hacer ustedes mismos pueden ir a WHERE TO BUY y en mobile chipsets si eligen intel van a encontrar el link de www.clevo.com.tw

Oh!!! que sorpresa!! son las mismas notebooks q nuestros amigos de Bangho venden. Y porq es esto? porq CLEVO es uno de los mayores productores de notebooks del mundo y vende a otras empresas de diferentes países para q las etiqueten con su marca y las vendan como marcas propias.

Ahí en la página de CLEVO pueden encontrar todos los modelos de Bangho (la unica diferencia es q estos chinos ya las venden con CORE 2 DUO T9000 pero eso es porq estamos en ARGENTINA)


Les adjunto una nota en ingles para q entiendan esto..

Saludos..

Clevo Guide - F.A.Q. and Reseller Info
Last Updated: 12-29-2006

Who or What is Clevo.
What kind of Clevo notebooks are there?
Where would I purchase a Clevo notebook?
What is the best place to purchase a Clevo Notebook?


CLEVO is a large Taiwanese computer company specializing in laptops. While the Clevo brand name is perhaps not widely known, their products are re-branded and sold by known boutique brand OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers)… notably Alienware, Sager, VoodooPC, Falcon Northwest, etc.
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 with a weight that is usually more than 12 lbs.
* 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.

To spot a Clevo (for fun):
Within the previous years’ models, the majority of Clevo notebooks have one distinct thing in common… the metallic circle on the top-center, above the LCD where a built-in camera is.


FYI: When Clevo ships out their notebooks, they are all in barebones form. The OEMs then install the custom (yet standardized) components that a customer would choose... and may even re-brand the notebook with a new coat of paint, adding stickers, and other customizations.

Definition of Barebones: (from Wikipedia) A barebone computer is a half-assembled platform that consists of a case with a power supply, a motherboard preinstalled into the system case, and a cooling system. Barebones are usually designed in a non-standard way and cannot be assembled out of widely available hardware parts. The purchaser of such a platform only has to equip it with a CPU, RAM, hard drive and additional input/output devices depending on his/her own needs.

Clevo models that are available and being sold currently:


D900K / D900T
Reviews for these notebooks:
- Alienware Aurora M-7700 - Review from NotebookReview.com - 3/23/2006
- Alienware Aurora m7700 - Review from Laptop Magazine - 6/29/2006
- Sager 9750 - Review from NotebookReview.com - 8/26/2006
- Sager 9750 - Review from NotebookReview.com - 2/27/2006
Highlights:
- D900K uses Socket 939 AMD CPUs / D900T uses Socket 775 Intel CPUs
- 17” Glossy GlassView LCDs up to WUXGA (1920 x 1200)
- Dual SATA Hard Drives (RAID 0,1, or none) and Dual Optical Drives
- Videocard is interchangeable MXM* (Mobile PCI-express Module)
- Videocard currently tops out at nVidia 7950 GTX or Quadro 2500M
- 2 x PCMCIA slots
- Includes external USB Floppy Drive
- Built-in 4.1 speakers (w/ subwoofer)
- Built-in TV-Tuner w/ Remote (mini-PCI format)
- Audio DJ front panel for controlling media
- Built-in 1.3Megapixel camera



M590K / M590KE
Reviews for this notebook:
- Alienware Aurora mALX - Review from Laptop Magazine - 10/24/2006
- Alienware Aurora mALX - Review from CNet.com - 8/9/2006
- Eurocom M590K – Review from CNet.com – 4/26/2006
Highlights:
- M590K supports AMD Turion single-core / M590KE supports AMD Turion X2
- 19” or 20.1” Glossy GlassView LCDs up to WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050)
- Chipset: nVidia nForce4 SLI (supports dual videocards in SLI-mode)
- Videocards are interchangeable MXM* (Mobile PCI-express Module)
- Videocards currently tops out dual nVidia 7950 GTX or Quadro 2500M
- 1 x PCMICA slot
- Built-in 4.1 speakers (w/ subwoofer)
- Built-in TV-Tuner w/ Remote (mini-PCI format)
- Built-in 1.3Megapixel camera


M570U / M570U-A
Reviews for this notebook:
- Sager 5760 - Review from NotebookReview.com - 6/28/2006
- WidowPC Sting 517D- Review from NotebookReview.com - 10/9/2006
- Voodoo Envy u:734 - Review from Laptop Magazine - 10/24/2006
Highlights:
- M570U has all LCD and videocard options available
- M570U-A has WSXGA LCD (1440 x 900) and ATI X1600 (can upgrade to 7800 GTX)
- Both M570U models are the same (chassis & motherboard). Supports Intel Core (2) Duo.
- 17” Glossy GlassView LCDs up to WUXGA (1920 x 1200)
- Dual SATA Hard Drives (w/ RAID), one HDD will replace the Optical Drive bay
- Videocard is interchangeable MXM* (Mobile PCI-express Module)
- Videocard currently tops out at nVidia 7950 GTX or Quadro 2500M
- 1 x Express Card 54 Slot
- Built-in TV-Tuner w/ Remote
- Audio DJ front panel for controlling media
- Built-in 1.3Megapixel camera


M660N
Review for this notebook:
- Sager NP6630 - Review from NotebookReview.com - 7/31/2006
Highlights:
- Supports Intel Core (2) Duo.
- 15.4” Glossy GlassView LCD WXGA (1280 x 800)
- Videocard: Intel GMA950 (up to 128mb shared)
- 1 x Express Card 54 Slot
- Built-in 1.3Megapixel camera


M540N / M540V
Highlights:
- M540N supports Intel Core (2) Duo / M540V supports Intel Pentium-M
- 14” Glossy GlassView LCD WXGA (1280 x 768)
- M540N Videocard: Intel GMA950 (up to 128mb shared)
- M540V Videocard: VIA PN800 (up to 64mb shared)
- 1 x Express Card 54 Slot
- Built-in 1.3Megapixel camera


M520N / M520G
Highlights:
- M520N supports Intel Core (2) Duo / M520G supports Intel Pentium-M
- 12.1” Glossy GlassView or Matte LCD WXGA (1280 x 768)
- M520N Videocard: Intel GMA950 (up to 128mb shared)
- M520G Videocard: Intel GMA900 (up to 128mb shared)
- 1 x PCMCIA Slot
- Built-in 1.3Megapixel camera


M620NC / M621NC
Review for this notebook:
- Sager NP6260 - Review from NotebookReview.com – 10/24/2006
Highlights:
- M620NC is white / M621NC is charcoal
- Supports only Intel Core Solo Ultra Low Voltage U1400 (1.20ghz)
- 12” LCD XGA (1024 x 768)
- Videocard: Intel GMA950 (up to 128mb shared)
- Built-in 512MB DDR2 on-board (expandable up to 1.5 gigs)
- Built-in Ultra Lightweight Dual Layer DVD±R/RW Burner
- 1 x PCMCIA Slot
- Built-in Fingerprint Reader
- 4-cell battery (~3.5 hours) | 10-cell battery (~9 hours)
- Weight: ultralight 2.8 pounds

* The Clevo MXM-type videocard modules are proprietary to Clevo models only. Standard MXM videocards will not fit correctly.