Jun-Tec makes whitebook play

Jun-Tec makes whitebook play

Newly established whitebook assembler, Jun-Tec, is calling for dealers to take on its first batch of laptops. The company, which registered in Australia in July, is offering resellers a selection of barebone and pre-assembled models using components imported from Asia. There are two main lines currently on offer: a standard X series and high-value R series. Both are based on Intel chipsets and incorporate accessories such as wireless cards, DVD burners, integrated video and screens up to 15.4 inches.

Company director, Jun Hua Lin, said he began to research the viability of setting up his own whitebook business earlier this year to capitalise on the growing mobility trend.

Lin said he had formed a business partnership with a high-profile textile manufacturer in China. The pair had then struck up relationships with a host of notebook manufacturers in the region.

The focus of the business would be to provide customisable hardware to dealers, along with round the clock end-user support, he said. Jun-Tec would also be offering a free delivery service to its customers.

"I want to take a different approach as most resellers aren't happy with the level of service from the big distributors like Ingram Micro and Synnex," Lin claimed. Dealers would also be given the option of purchasing barebone products with a one-year warranty, or fully-assembled laptops backed by a two-year warranty. Cash rebates are available depending on the order size.

Lin said he was conducting a three-month trial to generate reseller interest. A limited amount of product was already available.

The assembler would then look at buying a warehouse in Parramatta, NSW early next year. Depending on the success of its laptop products, it would also consider expanding its range into the server and desktop markets, he said. The company had already held preliminary discussions about sourcing components from SuperMicro and Asus, Lin added.

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