Dell selling Powerbooks? (Marketing Mistake)

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Danksi, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. Danksi macrumors 68000

    Danksi

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    I feel dirty, but I was checking out Dell.ca for the latest widescreen monitor prices (in the market for a 20 or 24inch). Noticed they sell PowerBooks now...nice. :)
     

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  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    You misunderstood the ad - they're assuming all Mac users will use their pathetic laptops to order superior new Dell replacements. ;)
     
  3. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    I see 'em all the time on commercials - Not Dell specifically, but just in general. :rolleyes:
     
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    LOL :D That is great....perhaps it is a sign of what is to come for Dell- selling Macs! ;) :)

    ***EDIT*** Post #3,000! :D
     
  5. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    similar to the MS goof a while back featuring the iBook... happens every now and again it seems for some strange reason :rolleyes:
     
  6. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    Actually, it is a Dell. You may not know it, but Dell has developed a new innovative aluminum design. It has a special magnetic connection for the power cable as well. It should be released in about six-nine months. :D
     
  7. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    Eh it's not that uncommon, here's why:

    Dell/MS/Gateway are too cheap to hire their own photographers.

    Graphic artist building their ads are forced to resort to stock photography sites.

    Most stock photos of people using laptops feature..*drum roll please* macs!
     
  8. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    It's Canada. They do things differently than the U.S. :D
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Canadians are so agreeable even the Mac and Windows users get along! :D
     
  10. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    Maybe Dell is going into the computer retail business instead of making there own.
    They sell third-party software software now.... :cool:
     
  11. TMA macrumors 6502a

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    Can't Apple do anything about this?

    Isn't it miss-advertising?
     

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