In an offbeat move from its manufactured PC path, Fujitsu will soon begin offering classes to teach customers how to build their computers. This move will further bolster PC assembly workshops that the company has been running in Fukushima and Shimane since 2004.
Through its Hands-on Custom PC Assembly Service, the company aims to teach customers about PC hardware and its assembly process, regardless of age or technical skill. For this instructional course, Fujitsu will be offering a PC construction kit that will include fifteen individually packaged components which are organized by major components, such as the CPU cooling fan, system memory, and the HDD.
The motherboard will arrive pre-installed in the chassis but otherwise, the user is left to install these components. Instructors will teach the students about the essential functions of these components as well as their proper assembly procedures. Each construction kit can be modified to suit the technical skill levels of each participant by reducing the number of components needed for self-assembly.
The company will offer its Hands-on Custom PC Assembly Service on 19 different machines that span four series including the LifeBook AH family of notebooks, the all-in-one Esprimo FH family and the Esprimo DH and Raku-Raku desktop systems. The processor, system memory, and HDD can all be configured to specifications that meet customer requirements.
As an added touch to personalize the fruits of one's labor, Fujitsu offers optional name engraving services on the case or a computer mouse of customer-built PCs
The company hopes that the participants of this instructional course will be able to diagnose and repair their PCs in the future, in addition to performing their own upgrades. The Hands-on Custom PC Assembly Service is scheduled to begin on August 9 and will be offered through PC instruction schools, travel agencies, and event sponsors in Japan.