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Old Sep 28th, 2007, 09:03 AM   #1
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My wife came home last night with her new office laptop.. a DELL. Haven't played with it yet, but what is up with these PCs???? The thing weights about 100 pounds, is twice as thick as an MBP or MB, AND CAME WITH A FLOPPY DRIVE!!!!! (Mind you the CD drive has to be slid out and replaced with the floppy drive). Has anyone SEEN a floppy diskette in the last five years????

Can't they at least stay within a couple of years of where Apple is at with its laptops??
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Old Sep 28th, 2007, 09:34 AM   #2
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That's why Apple can't make laptops fast enough and Dell is sliding further in the dumper.
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Old Sep 28th, 2007, 09:45 AM   #3
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I miss the old floppies. I saw a stack of old 5 1/4 disks at the yard sale the other day....
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I miss the old floppies. I saw a stack of old 5 1/4 disks at the yard sale the other day....
It has been so long since I have seen or used one... I forget their capacity. What was it?
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Old Sep 28th, 2007, 09:50 AM   #5
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Can't they at least stay within a couple of years of where Apple is at with its laptops??
Dell serves a different marketplace than Apple. Sure, they sell to consumers but their base is in the corporate and educational marketplaces. The corporate world has different parameters than consumers. Corporate clients sometime (maybe even often) demand certain legacy requirements, such as a floppy disk drive. It shouldn't surprise you that Dell still provides them as options.
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Old Sep 28th, 2007, 09:55 AM   #6
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Dell serves a different marketplace than Apple. Sure, they sell to consumers but their base is in the corporate and educational marketplaces. The corporate world has different parameters than consumers. Corporate clients sometime (maybe even often) demand certain legacy requirements, such as a floppy disk drive. It shouldn't surprise you that Dell still provides them as options.
True. For a more competitive comparison, check out some of the HP or Sony laptop offerings. Not too bad specs, decent design/materials, and a heck of lot cheaper...except they don't run OS X.
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Well, don't know how old that model of Dell is that you have, but the models I've seen as of late have quite modern architecture.
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Old Sep 28th, 2007, 10:33 AM   #8
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Well, don't know how old that model of Dell is that you have, but the models I've seen as of late have quite modern architecture.
Brand new, but as I said, I have not had a chance to play with it yet. Don't even know the model number or line.
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Dell....the home of the $350 laptop...
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Old Sep 28th, 2007, 04:08 PM   #10
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I see plenty of Dell computers. I myself have a dell desktop at home. Unlike a lot of you I am not 100% Mac ONLY. I will and do use Windows computers and I like them. For what I do, I can use a Mac or a PC, whichever is available. Yes, one thing I do notice as the Dell laptops are HUGE. Thick and heavy. It comes down to price. Many people cannot afford $1299 for a 13" laptop. They would rather spend $600 for a 15" dell which does the same thing.
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