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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-26-10 02:11 PM
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  -are ANY computers made in the USA anymore? wordpix  Dec-26-10 12:12 PM   #0 
  - How about Union Built PCs  DBoon   Dec-26-10 12:15 PM   #1 
  - Even some of their components are foreign.  originalpckelly   Dec-26-10 12:17 PM   #4 
     - Just so you know  TexasProgresive   Dec-26-10 12:24 PM   #8 
        - From my experience, this is entirely factually correct.  Poll_Blind   Dec-26-10 01:02 PM   #13 
  - You can try Union Built PCs.  Brickbat   Dec-26-10 12:16 PM   #2 
  - At best they are assembled in the USA.  Warren Stupidity   Dec-26-10 12:16 PM   #3 
  - Depends on the component.  backscatter712   Dec-26-10 12:22 PM   #7 
  - DIY is the only way, but you still have to buy some parts from overseas.  tridim   Dec-26-10 12:19 PM   #5 
  - Where was the motherboard stuffed/soldered?  Tesha   Dec-26-10 01:48 PM   #19 
     - Well that is why he said 30% US not 100% US. Most CPU are still made in US.  Statistical   Dec-26-10 01:57 PM   #22 
     - AMD GPUs (and Nvidia GPUs) are made by TSMC in Taiwan nt  PBS Poll-435   Dec-26-10 02:01 PM   #24 
        - True. I forgot GF Fab in NY isn't up and running yet.  Statistical   Dec-26-10 02:53 PM   #38 
     - MB is Taiwan, CPU and RAM are American.  tridim   Dec-26-10 02:32 PM   #36 
  - There are still small computer shops who'll custom-build a PC for you.  backscatter712   Dec-26-10 12:20 PM   #6 
  - Excellent suggestion! That's how I got this one.  leveymg   Dec-26-10 12:52 PM   #12 
  - But does it have SCMODS?  lumberjack_jeff   Dec-26-10 01:30 PM   #17 
     - No, but I'm pretty sure I'm in that data base: "ARREST DRIVER. . . IMPOUND VEHICLE."  leveymg   Dec-26-10 01:49 PM   #20 
  - The parts they'll custom-build with are from all over the place, though  Posteritatis   Dec-26-10 03:22 PM   #41 
  - I don't think a laptop has been made in this country for decades.  CBGLuthier   Dec-26-10 12:25 PM   #9 
  - you mean assembled in the usa?  madrchsod   Dec-26-10 12:26 PM   #10 
  - Assembled in USA is best you're going to get.  mwooldri   Dec-26-10 12:32 PM   #11 
  - processor is the one thing which might actually be made in US.  Statistical   Dec-26-10 01:06 PM   #14 
     - Still some NAND flash and DRAM as well  IDemo   Dec-26-10 01:12 PM   #15 
     - Micron's, maybe.  Tesha   Dec-26-10 02:09 PM   #28 
     - And there's lots of R&D here in the U.S.  backscatter712   Dec-26-10 02:20 PM   #33 
     - Thanks for the correction :)  mwooldri   Dec-27-10 02:43 AM   #47 
  - The Only american thing your really consume is your food  Ichingcarpenter   Dec-26-10 01:22 PM   #16 
  - lot of food is coming in from south america - fruits is one  2Design   Dec-26-10 02:22 PM   #34 
  - my tomatoes come from Mexico, my lamb from New Zealand,  provis99   Dec-26-10 04:50 PM   #44 
  - It depends how you define "built".  Tesha   Dec-26-10 01:46 PM   #18 
  - Most CPU/GPU wafer processing isn't done in Asia.  Statistical   Dec-26-10 01:59 PM   #23 
     - The wafers may be made in non-Far East fabs but *NO*...  Tesha   Dec-26-10 02:03 PM   #25 
        - Yep  PBS Poll-435   Dec-26-10 02:05 PM   #26 
        - Still the lions share of the profit (or value added) is in fabrication.  Statistical   Dec-26-10 02:08 PM   #27 
           - 90%+ No. nt  PBS Poll-435   Dec-26-10 02:11 PM   #30 
           - The wafer fabbing is almost entirely automated.  Tesha   Dec-26-10 02:12 PM   #32 
              - ROFL.  Statistical   Dec-26-10 02:24 PM   #35 
                 - Yeah, all twelve of them.  Tesha   Dec-26-10 03:01 PM   #39 
  - A few.  leeroysphitz   Dec-26-10 01:49 PM   #21 
  - Whoa, that's worse than Christmas lights. nt  valerief   Dec-26-10 02:11 PM   #31 
  - America makes guns, I think, and debt. Lots of debt. nt  valerief   Dec-26-10 02:10 PM   #29 
  - There's some nifty restorations going on at the Computer History Museum.  hunter   Dec-26-10 02:47 PM   #37 
  - That looks like one Expensive Typewriter to me! (NT)  Tesha   Dec-26-10 03:02 PM   #40 
  - Colossus  Ezlivin   Dec-26-10 03:46 PM   #42 
  - Try building a desktop yourself.  Initech   Dec-26-10 04:23 PM   #43 
  - And you will have contributed *MAYBE* 0.1% of the value-add that went into that computer.  Tesha   Dec-26-10 06:11 PM   #45 
  - I always have mine built by a local computer store/repair place,  Blue_In_AK   Dec-26-10 06:32 PM   #46 

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