Why the Dell bashing? Dell is not a bad company by any means. It is great for people who don't feel like spending $3000 for a laptop, unless you buy an XPS. Seriously though, Dell is marketed towards people who could care less about having an Alienhead or a Ferrari symbol on their lappy. And Dell offers a huge line of laptops for every possible user. The 700m for light notebooks, the XPS for hardcore gamers, the 9200 for widescreen bliss, the 1000 for people who need a laptop but can't afford much, the 600m for a nice light lappy with a non-integrated card, the D810 for people who HAVE to have the latest and "almost" greatest. Yes I'll admitt Dell does overcharge for their Ram, but for people who want a laptop and want a good discount they can get it. Dell has discount services through several places. A 700m built the SAME as the Alienware Sentia can cost quite a bit less. Dell's tech support is pretty much as much of a flip-flopper as John Kerry. Somedays they're excellent and somedays they suck. I've never had to call Dell for my desktop but I have had to call them for my Axim (Pocket PC). The screen was F'ed up. So I recieved a replace THE NEXT DAY, not to mention the X30 only cost about $300 while comparable HP units cost $50-150 more! My Dell Pocket DJ gives me 5 GBs of space, 1 more than the iPod Mini and the same amount as the Zen Micro, but it cost $199, $50 less than both of the competitors. What I'm trying to say is don't be so harsh on Dell because their tech support speak with an accent and they don't have cool notebook chasis's.
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2/4/05 at 11:21am