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It's okay. Not everyone here is 13.
I like it. Form factor is good.

hey that hurts lol i am 13
 
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post #252 of 593
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I don't think you understand, dell is making almost 100% profit from these.

Proof? You forget they have to pay people to put them together, pay people to perform tech support/warranty service, and have a supply of parts on hand for warranty service.
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Xbox sold at a loss just to get into the console gaming market
If Dell wants to steal customers from consoles yes they're gonna have to take a loss for a few YEARS to entice enough of them to come over so they can reap massive profits later. They could undercut Xbox and PS4 when the new consoles are released.. DO A MARKETING CAMPAIGN and steal a crapload of customers. Its a large market and could be a very profitable thing to do

Huh? Microsoft could afford to sell the console at a loss because they made money off other things such as licensing fees for games, and accessories that are often marked up a ton. Totally different than Dell selling a gaming computer.
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I hope the next gen consoles can learn from this. Power in a small size, great for 720p gaming. Dell, good move. I want one.
 
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720p gaming in 2012 for 700 bucks. I'll take an xbox 360 or a PS3 at 1/3rd the price
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So what should Dell do? Sell the computer at cost?
they should die.
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You were saying? Add in the warranty for the computer as a whole and 24 hour support and its nearly as bad as everyone says. I wouldn't buy it for myself and wouldn't recommend most of OCN members buy it either, but its not "overpriced."
its an overpriced piece of junk

then don't buy it...
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720p gaming in 2012 for 700 bucks. I'll take an xbox 360 or a PS3 at 1/3rd the price

1024*576 is the current console res upscaled to 720/1080 IIRC.
 
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So what should Dell do? Sell the computer at cost?
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Proof? You forget they have to pay people to put them together, pay people to perform tech support/warranty service, and have a supply of parts on hand for warranty service.
Huh? Microsoft could afford to sell the console at a loss because they made money off other things such as licensing fees for games, and accessories that are often marked up a ton. Totally different than Dell selling a gaming computer.

Maybe you weren't aware but dell can actually afford to sell it at a loss too. They profit several billion a year.
 
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This could really help bring pc gaming to a wider audience, and anything or any company that helps to do that is alright by me...
    
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Maybe you weren't aware but dell can actually afford to sell it at a loss too. They profit several billion a year.

And why would they do that again? So that they can sell you "exclusive" PC games that can be played by.....any standard PC? I think you fail to understand that the console makers had a legitimate plan to recoup their hardware losses on the product, what would Dell's be?
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They should make the GT 555 and 330 watt PSU standard. It's a step in the right direction though! thumb.gif

I agree. AT the very least the GTX 555 should be standard at the $700 price tag.
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