When is biggest best (or why to avoid British PCs) March 17, 2009 at 5:42 pm
A few years ago, in a fit of patriotism, or the desire to support local industry, or something equally foolish, I bought a British-built PC. A Mesh. Goodness, what a mistake. It wasn’t delivered when it was promised. When it arrived, it felt shoddy. And ever since, it has had issues. The CPU cooling fan fell off, and had to be replaced. The CMOS battery ran down. (Did you know that ‘CMOS corrupt’ is an unhelpful error message you get when in fact it is likely that a watch battery inside your computer has given up the ghost?) And now the USB hub seems to have crashed. So, gentle reader, learn from my mistake: buy from someone big enough that they are likely to have got their design right. You don’t want the PC equivalent of a TVR.