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New Dell Dimension desktops using AMD processors coming in September





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RE: Dell hates speed
By defter on 8/18/2006 3:55:31 AM , Rating: 2
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Are you saying Netburst is kicking A64's ass?


No he is saying exact opposite:
A64 was faster than Netburst, Dell chooses Netburst
C2D is faster than A64, Dell chooses A64

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As far as the consumer market goes, they don't need the speed of C2D.


LOL, but they need the speed of A64X2? Why not pick a $40 Celeron and $40 AsRock motherboard in that case :)


RE: Dell hates speed
By dgingeri on 8/18/2006 11:08:55 AM , Rating: 2
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LOL, but they need the speed of A64X2? Why not pick a $40 Celeron and $40 AsRock motherboard in that case :)


Dell already does that. That's nearly their whole retail, end user level sales. They don't sell fast, expensive computers. They sell cheap, slow ones that most people use just to suff the web and check e-mail. And their tech support sucks and aurgues about what the problem is.

If you want to find a good, fast computer for editing photos and video or a good business machine, buy HP. If you want good service, buy HP.

I had 2 bad hard drives on 2 laptops. One was a Dell that was 2 years into a 3 year Complete Care warranty with "Gold Tech Support". The other was an HP 1 year into a 3 year send in warranty with standard tech support. The HP hard drive I got the next day that I could replace and send the bad one back to them. With Dell, I argued with them for 4 days about it being a bad hard drive that the system wouldn't recognize and another drive would. Then they had to send out a tech to replace the drive. They wouldn't just send me the drive. It took a total of 2 weeks to get that replaced and the user back to working on his own machine.

The PC industry isn't in trouble, Dell is.
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RE: Dell hates speed
By kingpotnoodle on 8/19/2006 3:11:15 PM , Rating: 2
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If you want to find a good, fast computer for editing photos and video or a good business machine, buy HP. If you want good service, buy HP.


Dell and HP machines use the same parts pretty much, pretty much the same performance. Likewise for all mass produced clone PCs. Most users don't play games or do graphics/video work - they don't use 25% of their Celeron's power so what difference does a little make anyway?

And HP customer service sucks, badly - I work in IT, I deal with HP regularly, nearly every component they send under warranty is late, they don't call back, they are rude and incompetant on the phone. They basically admitted to me on the phone once their stock room staff were lazy about updating the system with what had been dispatched and had no idea where my new hard drive was, meanwhile my server on a NBD service contract sat without a hotspare for over a week while they scratched their arse.

Honestly, HP are no better than anyone else - nobody cares about little Jo Average - they barely even care about the business customers paying for NBD service contracts.


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