A new offering from Japanese PC maker Fujitsu that lets consumers not just customize but also assemble their very own computer.
There’s been no end to the design-your-own services we’ve seen over the years, but just recently we came across one that must surely be a first: a new offering from Japanese PC maker Fujitsu that lets consumers not just customize but also assemble their very own computer. Fujitsu has actually been offering PC assembly workshops for elementary and middle school students during summer vacations since 2004 at its manufacturing plants in Japan’s Fukushima and Shimane prefectures. Announced earlier this month, however, the new Hands-on Custom PC Assembly Service will open that up to consumers all over Japan, combining Fujitsu PC components together with engineer-led assembly support and direction so that those of all ages and skill levels can learn about PC hardware while assembling a customized notebook or desktop computer. Consumers can even choose to have their name engraved on the case or mouse of the computer they build. Pricing will vary depending on the number of PCs provided, the content of the sessions, and the location, Fujitsu says. All customer-assembled computers will be examined thoroughly at a Fujitsu production facility and then delivered to customers; a three-year warranty is available free of charge. The new service will kick off next month through travel agency T-Gate, but will eventually be offered through PC instruction schools and event sponsors as well, Fujitsu says. In the fall, the company plans to expand the program through its Fujitsu Open Classroom College of approximately 100 PC instruction schools operated by the Fujitsu Group nationwide. Hardware brands around the globe: be inspired!