post #21 of 29
12/14/07 at 5:49pm
I think with this that if a buyer came along, looking for no specific upgrades along the lifetime of their laptop, then the Clevo's are a better method of going. If you want less expensive upgrades in the system, sometimes a Dell can be better.
As for warranty, I put Dell as #1 over absolutely everything. I love their support, especially chat. Makes it much easier for me to convey my opinion and get through the problem within minutes not hours.
I can't say that it is all that bad in a way to spend $999.00 for a new mobo and videocard upgrade in the future rather then shell out 4 to 6 grand on a whole new machine that has hit it's end of it's upgrade path.
But I have to say both have their benifits Dell being the warranties can not be beat.
But then look at the crap Dell does to their customers!
Look at the XPS Gen 2 when the 7800 GTX came out. Dell frigging let everyone hang for months who had the XPS Gen 2 and would not sell the 7800GTX to us as a upgrade until they were darn good and ready but you could shell out the cash for a new machine and get the 7800 GTX when configuireing a new machine.
And all they done is rename the XPS Gen 2 to M170 offered the 7800 GTX as a optional upgrade when configuireing a new machine but all of us that already had a XPS gen 2 had to wait months for Dell to even sell it to us as a upgrade while the whole time pushing new system sales.
I remember I was pissed!