I've worked in the computer industry in this area for the past 16 years and Stratos Systems, and specifically the owner Yorgos Hadzis, has always been there for me and my clients. He delivers quality products at very competitive pricing and always stands behind his work. Not only am I a long-term customer, but I've sent countless clients to Stratos Systems over the years, from large companies and government agencies to individuals with home computers, and not one of them has ever had a problem or complaint about the products or service they received. I always send my most difficult challenges to Stratos and they've consistently found a solid solutions for minimal costs. I've witness Yorgos having to deal with difficult people on several occasions that know absolutely nothing about computers or software and what it takes to put together a stable and dependable system and he has always demonstrated extreme patience in trying to help them understand any issues involved and explain what their options are. He's a very straight-shooter who will always tell you the plain truth and not just tell you something you want to hear just to make a sale. The thing that really makes Stratos Systems stand out is that they find out what your needs are and build a custom, affordable solution that will do everything you need it to do without selling you anything you don't need. In a nutshell, if you want top-of-the-line, first-class computer systems or components for reasonable prices along with excellent support and someone that will always stand behind their work, go to Stratos Systems in Santa Cruz. The only reason why some believe their prices are higher than other places is because they are comparing apples and oranges, and Stratos Systems won't skimp by selling you low-quality parts that are likely to fail and require additional costs and downtime down the road.
Pros: Top-quality products at affordable prices with excellent service and support.