Buying Information

Highly Rated Laptops -
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Out-of-the-ordinary laptops:

CraobX - Portless Ultra-Thin Light-weight Laptop

Framework - Highly Upgradeable, Customizable, and Repairable Laptop

Laptop docking Stations - The best Thunderbolt docks for your laptop from PCWorld - The best USB-C hubs for your laptop or tablet from PCWorld

Top Custom Computer Builders Desktops and Laptops

Origin PC - Origin PC offers custom-built desktop computers and laptops for gaming and professional use and all of their models are 'configurable' to match the specs you want.

Falcon Northwest - Since 1992, High-End and high-budget quality computer systems

Puget Systems - Founded in 2000. Offers high-end configurable systems for both gamers and professionals

Velocity Micro - Established in 2002 and recognized for its reliable high-performance PCs

MainGear - Founded in 2002, MainGear has a good selection of computers, laptops, and workstations for both gaming or professional use.

Digital Storm - From 2002, they offer a range of both Laptop and Desktops for Gaming or Professional use.

CyberPowerPC - PC builder offers a wide range of base models and configuration options. They sell both custom PCs and custom laptops

AVADirect - Established in 2000, this Ohio-based custom PC builder offers custom PCs for both professional use and gaming

BLD (by NZXT) - Is a popular name in PC hardware and peripherals. They offer different pre-configured builds that can be reconfigured to your liking.

Xidax - They offer higher-end desktop, workstation, and laptop options for gaming or professional use starting at less than $600

iBuyPower - Affordable custom PC options starting at $899

Computer Upgrade King - a newer custom PC company with desktops starting at less than $500

Alienware - founded in 1996 as Sakai of Miami, Inc, adopted the name of Alienware in 1997, became a subsidiary of Dell in 2006. Alienware manufactures and distributes high-performance computers built for gaming.

Sites for Build-Your-Own Custom Computers


Build My PC

PC Builder - Build Your Custom PC Online

If you want to pick the parts and have someone else actually build the PC:


Custom PC Builder - Micro Center