Originally Posted by ibs
With the danger of trying to mess up a straightforward thread: Is it possible to make a separate listing for Built on Asus configurations? Im in the market for the new W3J, but only Agearnotebooks
seem to offer full customization with extras. And they dont seem to ship to where Im at.
After hours of browsing ive only found Star tech
, but they only go some of the way. The rest apparently mean AC adapters, mice and guarantees when they offer customize. I know some resellers will do it when you write them a separate email, but Id like to know who offers it from their website.
Well, there are a lot of resellers that will customize "Built on Asus" models. They vary in the number of choices they give you in each category (CPU, memory, hard drive, operating system, etc.) and by price and support.
What you're looking for is a place that will customize an Asus Ensemble model, which is a different story. With Built on Asus notebooks (typically models starting with the letter Z), Asus sends them to the dealers as whitebooks, and the dealers have the option to customize and warrant them as they choose. Asus Ensemble notebooks are completely built, assembled, and tested in Taiwan, and then shipped in sealed boxes to the resellers who in turn ship them to the customers. Asus warrants them directly worldwide, and so the dealer doesn't really have to do much except sell them. For dealers that offer customization of Asus Ensemble models (such as the W3j), they end up needing to warrant the altered notebooks themselves, which creates added cost and inconvenience. Due to this, not many dealers offer this option. I think you already mentioned the 2 most reputable dealers that do this.