Originally Posted by LiquidX
but if you can use that tool just the same, and make it look good at the same time... Then that to me is a much happier ending. Especially if the only difference in price I pay for a color on my laptop is $30. Hell, I was gonna spend $30 on a quicksnap for my 1505 when I had ordered it, this way I don't need an extra piece to make it look good.
Same can be said about cars, for example the new beetle.
Is it ugly, or just new and trendy, will it be new and trendy in 6 months, or just ugly?
What about Audi TT?
When it comes to design the car industry has proven that we all don't necessarily like the same designs, hell we don't necessarily like the same colors, therefore we have a number of models, makes and colors for your car. You can even get it custom if you have the $$$ for it. Same can to some extent be said about the computer market too.
If the quicksnap covers are making your laptop fit better with your tiles, or the shade of your new HDTV, hell, even your car's paint job (if you can't afford to do it the other way around, witch is more expensive, but somewhat easier) then that's good news. It still don't change the fact that some do not like the colour of your car, or your equally colored HDTV or for that matter laptop, then that is soley their own business. If you like it that's what matters.
But if the design is a hinder for the use of your equipment that is a different story entirely. I am not saying that the new Dell's have design issues, but the problem as me personally see it on these new models are, put it simply, it seems like the well proven and sturdy design of the old models are being discarded because people do not want a tool, as the previous models were, and to some extent looked like. With obvious exceptions, as there always is. Now the fad of fashion has struck the computer market, and Toshiba, Sony etc. are all fulfilling peoples dream to make their expensive toys look like more expensive toys, and not tools.
If you were a car mechanic, would you care what color your tools were?
A good design is not just what "looks" good, it's what works good too.
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