Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Dec 2009 23:57 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems On a number of occasions, Apple has stated that it cannot design a laptop at around 400-500 USD that isn't total crap. This seems like a reasonable point to make - but why, then, is Dell - of all companies - seemingly able to do so? Dell just launched the Dell Vostro V13 (official press release), and it looks pretty good.
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RE[4]: Comment by Laurence
by sanctus on Wed 9th Dec 2009 16:07 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Laurence"
sanctus
Member since:
2005-08-31

I paid more for a mac, because I had more for the money, plain simple.

If Dell or whatever give me a best offer, I'll considered it next time.

When I bough my MBP, it was 300$ more than the Dell XPS. But it was

thinner
lighter
double battery life
tougher (hard aluminum body)
LED display with good quality webcam(not the Dell at that time)
greener
bigger and multitouch trackpad (how much efficient on the go)
OSX
iLife

And the customer service is simply great. Apple was the first to upgrade de video card warranty to 3 years (defect nvdia). They change my battery for free even if it wasn't on warranty (after 2 years).

BUT, price for PCs drop considerably the past couple of month. You can now have a Dell XPS for 1000$ less with better spec. For that much, I would buy a XPS today if I have to change.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Friend of mine baught when the XPS gaming notebook was in the $5k range and it was a dream for the first six months. After that it constantly overheated and burned out batteries. After several cooling surfaces, battery replacements and such it's no more portable than a desktop and will burn your legs if your foolish enough to use it on your lap.

Now, it may have been a defective unit. XPS hardware may have improved vastly since. I'm just saying that you need to check the forums for reports of hardware issues before you plunk down on your own purchase.

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