Photos: Inside Dell's Irish build-to-order factory

Photos: Inside Dell's Irish build-to-order factory

Summary: From parts to PC in four hours flat...

TOPICS: Hardware

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  • Should a system fail any of the tests, it's brought to this station for further examination and repair.

    Photo: Sylvia Carr

  • Once the laptop, desktop or server passes the performance tests, it's back on the conveyors to be boxed up. It's nearly ready to head out the door but first the relevant documentation is added in. The factory workers scan the system's label to find out which documentation to put in which box.

    Photo: Sylvia Carr

  • And off it goes...

    The boxed-up systems are loaded onto a lorry at the opposite end of the factory to the supply trucks. They're shipped directly to the customer or, if the order includes Dell products not built at the factory such as monitors or PDAs, first it stops at a sorting hub to meet up with those other items so everything arrives together.

    Photo: Sylvia Carr

Topic: Hardware

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