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Question: Computer Assembled in USA

My new intel mini arrived today and the box label, which has all the specifications, included the statement that it was assembled in the USA.

What gives with that? Have others seen this?

BTW, the specifications label is pasted over another one which I cannot read.

SN G8615xxxxxxx

Thoughts?

Mini 1.5 GHz, G3 PB 266/14", Mac OS X (10.4.5)

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Apr 14, 2006 1:23 PM in response to Robert Tanis In response to Robert Tanis

Well, all or most of the parts that compose a Mac are built separately and assembled later. The fact that it has been assembled in the United States means that Apple hasn't delocalized all of its production to other countries yet.

Whether you get your Mini from China or California mostly depends on availability I guess.

Apr 14, 2006 1:23 PM

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Apr 14, 2006 9:15 PM in response to Robert Tanis In response to Robert Tanis

Go to the following web site and put in your serial number it will give you all the info.

http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

With the part of the Serial number that you provide you get the following:

Serial number: G8615XXXXXXX (cleaned up from 'G8615xxxxxxx')
Model:
Factory: G8 (USA)code tonumber: XXXX - G8615XXXXXXX

Production year: 2006
Production week: 15 (April)
Production number: 1255345 (within this week)

Apr 14, 2006 9:15 PM

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Apr 16, 2006 5:52 AM in response to Robert Tanis In response to Robert Tanis

All this probably means is Apple had Mac Minis in stock at the local distributor in California, and they just put the RAM in over there. I ordered my Mac Mini when there was a 1 - 3 day waiting period, and when I got the 1 GB RAM upgrade as a BTO option, my FedEx tracking showed that it too was being shipped direct from China.

Apr 16, 2006 5:52 AM

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