Independent UK computer manufacturer Mesh Computers has gone into administration and ceased trading, according to administrator MacIntyre Hudson
While the Mesh website currently remains live, the Mesh board of directors reportedly decided that placing the company in administration was the best course of action, ‘following a thorough review of the financial position of Mesh Computers.
MacIntyre Hudson states that ‘an offer made by PC Peripherals to purchase certain assets of Mesh Computers was accepted on 31 May 2011, and we are now responsible for all future business formerly belonging to Mesh Computers.
If you've placed an order with Mesh via credit card, and have not received the goods or services, MacIntyre Hudson says you should ‘contact your credit card provider immediately to discuss the possibility of a refund.
’ If you paid by cheque or debit card, you should fill out a Proof of Debt form
in order to make a claim.
The administrator also says that anyone with Mesh warranties should now contact PC Peripherals, as this company ‘has agreed to provide hardware support to existing customers who are within the original warranty period.
The move has been blamed on the recent recession and also the rise in popularity of iPads and other tablet devices over laptops. No-one knows what PC Peripherals intends to do with the Mesh name, but the owner and director of the company told our sister site PC Pro
that the acquisition is 'an excellent platform from which to develop our business.
After Evesham went into administration in 2007
, Mesh was the last of the UK's large-scale independent PC builders. Is the PC market dramatically changing, and how much of an impact have tablets really had on demand for desktop PCs? Let us know your thoughts in the forums