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Assembled in USA
Its coming. Apple has made a ground breaking decision to start producing computers once again in the USA. The California based company is currently investing $100 million to shift production of the iMac from China to the United States. Already some iMacs are being shipped that bear the label “Assembled in USA”. Production is still ramping up, however, and many iMacs are still assembled overseas. Speaking with an Apple employee in one of their stores or on the phone is the best way to get one of the American models. Make your voice heard. The more demand Apple hears for American made computers, the more they will continue down this path.Apple CEO Tim Cook is the man behind the move. He sees even more production eventually coming back. In an interview with Bloomberg, he notes significant value-added parts of other Apple products are already being manufactured here. The glass on the iPhone is made in Kentucky, and the brains of the iPhone and iPad – the expensive computer chips that run them – are also made in the U.S. then shipped to China for assembly. So while the final product is put together in China, a good portion of the value added, including the design, comes from America. In other words, purchasing an iPhone or iPad, even if assembled in China, does help support American jobs.
When it is clear exactly which specific lines of the iMac are being made in the USA, we will post a link to where you can buy them online. Until then, you can browse Apple’s current line of iMacs below.
Puget Systems is an American manufacturer based out of Seattle. They specialize in custom, build to order computers, based on high quality parts and excellent customer service.
Puget builds highly capable American made computers, designed with you to tackle any kind of performance need. They can custom design a system around your needs, be it for post-production and design, photography or even home theater pcs. They also can build whisper quiet desktops or desktops with a very small form factor. They have an excellent customer service program, where they will work with you at no cost to design your perfect computer. When you buy a desktop or laptop made in the USA, it often comes with a higher level of customer service.
Puget backs up their computers with a comprehensive warranty. They cover lifetime tech support and labor, with a one year parts warranty. But keep in mind, they are meticulous about using only the highest quality parts with the lowest failure rates. With Puget, you are getting very high quality and very high service.
ZT Systems is an American manufacturer of high quality PCs. Based in New Jersey, they build affordable desktops and notebooks for home use. They also manufacture high powered computers and servers for business use.
ZT computers are priced competitively, but still use quality components. And not only are their computers made in the USA, but they’re supported here too. That’s even sweeter because ZT Systems stands by their products by offering lifetime 24/7 technical support, a tremendous value.
For their most affordable computers, check out their Element 2000 Series, available at walmart.com. The Affinity 7000 Series offers higher performance at a reasonable price.
Lotus Computer builds top quality laptop and desktop computers, covered by industry leading warranties and genuine customer service and tech support for life. Lotus builds every computer by hand in the United States, and tests each one for performance and quality before shipping out to customers all over the USA and the world.
A small business, Lotus is dedicated to growing into one of America’s leading computer brands, while keeping all jobs in America, helping to keep our economy alive and bring America back as the world-leading manufacturing country.
Lotus products are engineered with the very best components and technology, making them last longer and run better than computers from other cost-cutting brands. With a quality computer from Lotus, you’ll get a dependable desktop or laptop that will run fast and reliably for years to come.
Unfortunately Systemax has discontinued its computer line. They did not outsource production to another country, they simply shut down their manufacturing operations altogether. The market for desktop PCs has declined greatly, which likely factored heavily in their decision. Systemax is still in business, however, and will continue their American based technical support for those of you who did get a chance to buy one of their American made computers.
This should not be considered a complete list of American computer companies. We are adding companies as we find them and as time allows.
Keep in mind that no computer can be made of 100% American parts. Computers are made of a diverse amount of components made in countries all over the world. In fact no computer can be 100% made in any country. Computers made in China are made up of foreign and American parts too. Hard drives, processors, RAM, motherboards and many other components are made throughout the world. Some individual components are made in factories in several different countries. Because of the diversity of the supplier chain, no computer is made of parts from just one country. But when you are buying an American computer, you are supporting American assembly jobs, and also providing a cost advantage for domestic suppliers of computer components.