Ken Henson: Method and apparatus for providing customer configured machines at an internet site. Dell USA, Haynes and Boone, December 26, 2000: US06167383 (423 worldwide citation)

A web-based online store includes a configurator, a cart, a checkout, and a database, further in which a user interface of the online store enables a custom configuration of a computer system according to an identification of a user belonging to a prescribed customer set. The configurator is provide ...