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Which "made in <country name>" gives you most confidence in the product?

Germany
72 (41.6%)
USA
20 (11.6%)
China
3 (1.7%)
Japan
37 (21.4%)
Switzerland
13 (7.5%)
UK
9 (5.2%)
Holland (The Netherlands)
11 (6.4%)
Italy
3 (1.7%)
Australia
2 (1.2%)
Korea
3 (1.7%)
Taiwan
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 170

Voting closed: May 08, 2015, 08:38:37 pm

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Offline zapta

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #100 on: April 13, 2015, 02:37:18 am »
I don't care WHERE it is made, I care about HOW it is made.

That's a very good point. Apple for example manufactures in China but owns the design and process.

As for countries with specialities, the UK has some of the best small wheel bike designs, Brompton, Molton and Strida. Some affordable, some cost more than 15K GPB.
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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #101 on: April 13, 2015, 06:55:38 am »
Apple make some of the most dangerous and stupid kit there is. I've had a macbook catch fire on my lap for reference.
 

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Re: Your best &quot;Made in ...&quot;?
« Reply #102 on: April 13, 2015, 07:56:01 am »
Apple make some of the most dangerous and stupid kit there is. I've had a macbook catch fire on my lap for reference.

An anecdote doesn't make statistical significance.
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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #103 on: April 13, 2015, 08:32:25 am »
At least you can isolate the power on most of them. I had to throw the damn thing in the garden and watch it burn.

Lenovo ThinkPad all the way now.
 

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Re: Your best &quot;Made in ...&quot;?
« Reply #104 on: April 13, 2015, 08:45:35 am »
Apple make some of the most dangerous and stupid kit there is. I've had a macbook catch fire on my lap for reference.

An anecdote doesn't make statistical significance.

Yep you're right. Several watt-hours of energy sitting there with no manual isolation is significant though.

For ref it wasn't the battery that exploded. It was something in the screen/lid that shorted, arced and set fire to the keyboard. I was in the room. If I could have yanked the battery then it wouldn't have escalated to a fire that burned my table and a large hole in my lawn.

That's simply bad and dangerous design.

Tried to talk to someone at apple and I got absolutely nothing back. So insurer sorted it out.
 

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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #105 on: April 13, 2015, 10:05:04 am »
Lenovo ThinkPad all the way now.

+1
For years I have been using the Lenovo ThinkPad's and they are just perfect, if you take their good quality one, either
"p" in the name for professional series or the "W" for the workstation series.
Actually the "W" series is so good, it runs my CAD software more stable and faster than on my normal workstation.
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Re: Your best "Made in ..."?
« Reply #106 on: April 13, 2015, 10:13:33 am »
Lenovo ThinkPad all the way now.

+1
For years I have been using the Lenovo ThinkPad's and they are just perfect, if you take their good quality one, either
"p" in the name for professional series or the "W" for the workstation series.
Actually the "W" series is so good, it runs my CAD software more stable and faster than on my normal workstation.

Yep this. I've got an X-series (X201) -  the tiny ones. It's 4 years old but it has a docking station and I have two 17" Lenovo monitors and a keyboard and wireless mouse attached to it. Just plonk it down, shut the lid and it's a workstation class machine. i7, 16Gb of RAM, 256Gb Samsung SSD. Proper scary fast machine.

However I'm now sitting in the car with it on my lap while the better half has a hospital appointment, thanks to the 3G card it has built in and the battery has 7 hours left...

And it cost me less than a new Chromebook last year including the docking station and monitors!
 


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