Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Jan 2013 01:24 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Dell, the personal-computer maker that lost almost a third of its value last year, is in buyout talks with private-equity firms, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The shares surged." So yeah, like I said - no wonder Microsoft has entered the hardware business. The PC OEM era is over.
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RE: sad
by darknexus on Tue 15th Jan 2013 15:21 UTC in reply to "sad"
darknexus
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2008-07-15

Is there any company with normal boxes like Dell? I have some of these, including two older PIII1000 and they are working like horses. And keyboards are awesome.


Yeah, that was Dell five years ago. Have you had the misfortune to deal with any of Dell's more recent consumer-oriented hardware? Those things absolutely do not work like horses. Cost-cutting components, bad drivers, awful service, poor case designs that result in overheating, etc. You can still get good Dell hardware, but only if you buy their business class products which are far more expensive than the cheap hardware most associate with the company. If you buy a consumer-grade Dell now, expect it to last a year and then develop problems and, unless you're competent to fix it yourself (which I'm guessing most visitors to this site are), you're going to get the endless runaround when you want them to fix it under warranty.

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