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post #11 of 44
Dell will continue to go down.. I don't think any "Dude" is going to be able to bring them back to their golden days.
post #12 of 44
Shoot, I think it'll work.
 
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Quite honestly I don't remember any other Dell commercial besides the ones he did.
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post #14 of 44
My first computer that was actually mine was a dell. It served me well for a few years, until the poor quality parts started failing. I could have gotten a better PC had I built it myself but I was 15 and knew very little about computers except how to install and play games and what parts would let me do so. Besides Dell's lack of quality PC's, they also lack quality marketing. If they were to make owning a Dell a fashion statement like how Apple and Dre Beats market themselves they would have no problems. That would require a redesign of there products though and they would have to eliminate their parts failures do to poor quality manufacturing.
post #15 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by CloudX View Post

Quite honestly I don't remember any other Dell commercial besides the ones he did.

Marketing genius, the ad did its job well.

EDIT:

I don't understand where the Dell hatred comes from.
I have a Vostro 1500 that's been running solid for 5 years now. I haven't even taken it apart and changed the thermal paste.

I have TWO Ultrasharp U2011H monitors that I've had for 2 years that work perfectly.

The only Dell products I have an issue with are the ones they sell at the retail level (In Staples/Office Depot/Best Buy/etc). Those are absolute trash. I have a feeling they go through different QA standards and build standards than the business class equipment they put out.
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post #16 of 44
Of course they do. Wal-Mart sells computers for insanely low prices. They're going to be cheap and poorly constructed.
post #17 of 44
Take apart a dell and you will see why most people hate it. I started with a Dimension 3000, very basic rig and wow was that crappy. They used only one fan in the entire rig, the cpu heatsink had this green plastic vent that would lead to the fan mounted on the back. I'd understand if the PC was 300~ but it was nearly double that.

They go out of their way to make sure you can't upgrade it easily. You have to drill holes if you wanted another motherboard in there. So basically they spend money making sure you have to buy a new computer if you wanted to upgrade...
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We had a 8100 series with a 1.5 p4 and a GeForce 4. We had it from 2000-2006. Only got rid of it for a 3.2 pentium d xps 400. That was my first computer. I changed the power supply to stuff a 8800gtx in it. Got rid of that when I built my x79 system. In fact I still use the 20" ultrasharp that came with the xps 400 with my laptop. It's a 8 year old monitor now.

Dell in my opinion makes quality stuff. That may have changed in recent years but I've been impressed.
post #19 of 44
I had a XPS R400 (?) from 1997 to 2004. Couldn't play the newer stuff like Half Life 2 or Doom 3, but with a Radeon 7000 AGP it ran Half Life and Counter Strike pretty well.

Their old desktops were top notch quality.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sylon View Post

Take apart a dell and you will see why most people hate it. I started with a Dimension 3000, very basic rig and wow was that crappy. They used only one fan in the entire rig, the cpu heatsink had this green plastic vent that would lead to the fan mounted on the back. I'd understand if the PC was 300~ but it was nearly double that.

They go out of their way to make sure you can't upgrade it easily. You have to drill holes if you wanted another motherboard in there. So basically they spend money making sure you have to buy a new computer if you wanted to upgrade...

Dell isn't the only company that uses that heatsink method. I've seen older HP's use it as well. It's not bad because it leads to a quieter PC, and one that's easier to maintain and clean.

Taking the fan off of a stock AMD heatsink, or even an Intel heatsink is super annoying. Pulling the green vent off the heatsink and cleaning the heatsink out is much easier to do.
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