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post #31 of 59
Thread cleaned, stay on topic please. If I have to clean again, I will start issuing infractions.

Yes, Dell has expensive prices, but people pay it. It's not always "normal" everyday people either. You have to remember that most of their customers are actually companies and schools. That's where they make the biggest bucks at...and companies and schools will pay it.
 
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post #32 of 59
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Originally Posted by Lost Prophet View Post
Why did you mention HP at the end? Their 'gaming' machines are just as bad
See if i could get them to drop the price. I mean newegg has 24GBs for under $300. $599 was the most expensive. I know they want to make money but good god.
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post #33 of 59
They make the prices, and people pay it. Nvidia sticks 2Gb on a GT 520, people will purchase it over the 1Gb model, even if it's twice as expensive. That's just the way it is.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Mad Mule View Post
For the MacBook Pro, Apple charges:

$250 for 128SSD
$650 for 256GB SSD
$1,250 for 512SSD

Point is, it could always be worse.
Thats a fair price imo. Though in their previous generation of MBPs they charged $600 for an upgrade to 8GB of RAM.
 
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post #35 of 59
Dell is doing what just about every other OEM is doing in this case. Nothing new here.
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the Pentium 4 dell 370 had a case built like a tank, weighed a ton, and it had annoying bulky plastic all over the outside, that wasn't stable at the bottom, or for laying stuff on top of.

I had to 'cut' the failing PSU out of it, and cut through the thick steel to fit another standard PSU

And the MB they used made OCing impossible without replacing ICs and timer crystals....


as for the SSD price, reminds me of the local future-shop selling AMD 5670 1GB for $160+t/sh
Edited by Mit Namso - 6/20/11 at 5:09am
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Originally Posted by Strider_2001 View Post
lol...an option for Raid 0 2X 256GB SSD's....1200 bucks....OH god I hope people do not pay 1200 bucks for that...FFS...
why not? there's a lot of fools in this world! otherwise they wouldn't put that price tag in the first place!
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post #38 of 59
I think Dell laptops are great. I've probably had about 8 of them in the past 5 years and never had one single issue with them. Their warranty is also not to be snuffed at.

Of course they will charge a lot for the gaming stuff, all off-the-shelf manufacturers do that. However, Dell's entry-level and mid-range notebooks are amazing value in my opinion.
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you know what they say, the rich get richer.
they probably sell those to clueless (but rich) companies.
    
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My t&p for the non-tech savy folks.
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