Dell Announces "Luxury" Line

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  1. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    I must admit, when I first heard Dell was planning to release a high-end line of computers, it was cause for concern. Would it be harder to differentiate Dell stuff after Apple switches to Intel? Dell has not typically spent much on research and development compared to Apple and it shows. A high end Dell looks just like every other Dell except it is priced as high as a Mac.

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  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Whatever the specs, they still look cheesy. Hang some fluffy dice off them.
     
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  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    yep, same horrible design, no surprises there
     
  5. ohcrap macrumors 6502a

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    Ugly. Bulky. Overpriced. Still doesn't come with OS X or Linux installed. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Dell's laptop design team search high and low for inspiration...



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  7. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I'm surprised you had that DVD and weren't too embarrassed scanning it in for us....
     
  8. iGary Guest

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    A high-end laptop with a tray-load DVD burner. :rolleyes:
     
  9. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    i was thinking the same... also that laptop looks thick and heavy... when people see my pb they love how thin it is for the size which in this case is a good thing....
     
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  11. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    and whats up with those fugly buttons in the front?
     
  12. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    Maybe Dell's creative definition of luxury is as follows ... "Built to last -- more than a year."
     
  13. Sedulous thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, maybe when Dell releases their second gen surely all of you will heave your Mac in the trash. I hear the new XPS line will look something like this.

    Dell's new luxurious "iPod Killer":

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  14. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    too creative for them. ;) :D
     
  15. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    well, with a prize between $2500-5000 they show that powerbooks are not totally overprized. powerbooks are in comparison still too expensive but not 3fold like the cheap dell crap seems to indicate. as soon as you want quality you are in the powerbook pricerange.
     
  16. Sedulous thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Anyone else notice that the case seems both dented and covered with greasy fingerprints on the lower left side of the case?
     

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    that laptop honeslty looks like it would weigh 8 pounds
     
  18. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    im sure thats just for a 'textured' look haha ;)
     
  19. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Specs and Prices?

    In the PC world these thngs actually look good when compared to whatever else is going...
     
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  21. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, the notebooks look like a car amp when closed, but those are some seriously good specs. If the new PBs come close, I'm getting one, regardless of whether or not I need to sell an internal organ or two.
     
  22. Sedulous thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, help youself:
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  23. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    That is one hefty laptop. For the uninsured, check with Michael Dell before buying to see if his company will help pay for hernia repair surgery that may be needed after lugging that around for awhile.
     
  24. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Again, the words Dell and Design should never be used in the same sentence....

    Some other pics from the web site (below) seem to have been influenced by original Cylon designs from the 80s :p



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  25. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    Bah.

    My Shuttle XPC looks nicer than the Dell XPS, as did the Lian Li I had before it, and my Powerbook looks nicer than that laptop thingy.

    I'll give them credits for trying though.
     

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