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Custom PC's & Notebooks (847) 498-0550  ♦  ♦ 8820 Skokie Blvd., Suite 316, Skokie, IL 60077  
Build-to-order desktops by Total Computer Solutions feature the latest in Intel Motherboard technology as well as business class components including processors, hard drives, memory, DVD/RW drives, Card Readers etc. The software you want including your choice of Windows XP or Windows Vista and the Office Suite best suited for your needs configured the way you want it. All TCS systems feature vendor supported  1 to 3 year warranties.
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Intel has begun rolling out its next-generation mobility products and platforms.  The NEW Santa Rosa notebook platform includes the following enhancements:

 • Greater Processing Performance – The updated Core2Duo Processor with 800 MHz
   Front Site Bus and the new Intel mobile GM 965 and PM 965 Express chipsets  
 • Improved connectivity – The Intel Wireless Wi-fi Link AGN network connection
 • Enhanced features – Intel Turbo Memory, Enhanced Dynamic Acceleration, and Intel
   Media Share software
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Verified by Intel® Program - Overview
Intel recently introduced a new notebook initiative called "VBI" or Verified By Intel®. These notebooks are not manufactured by Intel but are supported and warranted by them. Intel is working individually with Asus, Compal and Quanta (the vendors who manufacture notebooks for companies such as Toshiba, Hewlett Packard and Dell) to bring to market Build-To-Order (BTO) notebooks. Being Verified By Intel® means these products have met Intel’s verification testing for interchangeability of key notebook components as part of the Intel® Interchangeability Initiative. A lack of industry-standard common building blocks for notebooks and service and support challenges have been preventing users from taking advantage of Build-To-Order (BTO) notebooks. One such initiative is the extension of Intel's existing common building block program — Verified by Intel®.

Intel® Interchangeability Initiative (CBB)

The Intel® Interchangeability Initiative is a program designed to drive further notebook adoption and notebook segment growth. This initiative builds on the foundation established by the Common Building Blocks program to ensure ingredient suppliers are producing products according to a set of commonly adopted specifications, and ODMs are designing and verifying notebook platforms for interchangeability with those spec-compliant ingredients. It also enables multiple supplier sources for common components and simplifies inventory stocking requirements. Today, the CBB program consists of 7 standardized parts so it’s important to make sure customers know that the VBI notebooks meet all 7 requirements. The standardized parts include Hard Drive, Optical drive, Keyboard, LCD Screen, battery, AC Adapter, and LCD "A Cover" panel. Having standards among these parts, not only allows you to share components from different models in a manufactures product line but also share them from different manufactures. For example, a CBB keyboard from a Quanta notebook could be used in an ASUS model as a replacement if needed. The same goes for the LCD, the battery, AC Adapter and so on. This makes sourcing of these products much easier and reduces the inventory needed for handling repairs.

Intel® Customer Support

Barebone Notebooks that are part of the Verified by Intel® program are the only notebooks in the industry supported by Intel’s world class post-sales support team. Intel offers this first line customer support to resellers and facilitates warranty claims between the integrator and Original Design Manufacturer (ODM). Intel provides technical support and warranty service to the dealer.
TCS has served the Chicago North Shore since 1991 with satisfied customers in Evanston, Skokie, Lake Forest, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Deerfield, Northbrook and other Illinois Northshore communities.