Dell to release 19" Laptop next year

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  1. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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  2. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    Cause bigger is better.
     
  3. James Philp macrumors 65816

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    Or so all the obese people in America will tell you!
     
  4. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    Just more to love..... :rolleyes:
     
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    you know MTV is going to go insane and start giving these out to pimp my ride and have them being installed in cars as a PC and a flat screen

    haha
     
  7. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    That is an insensitive comment.

    Sure the say solution is to eat less. But many other factors are involved - social, and physical and mental health are just a few. And we have stigma in the US about addressing mental health issues.

    On the social side, just add to the toll that an obese person feels about their own self image from comments as yours. Self control may help, but a positive, supportive community would go a long way to help those that are obese and want a change for the good - to get it.
     
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    why is it okay to tell a smoker to stop smoking because it's gross and unhealthy, but it's a social injustice to tell a fat person to stop eatting so much?
     
  9. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Based on the medical evidence that smoking may be more addictive than cocaine. maybe yes. Negative comments like this show the lack of individual understanding of any addiction. Legal or otherwise. Especially legal. Shame on you....
     
  10. angelneo macrumors 68000

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    I think its still too early to tell whether its a crazy move. but I think it would be better to name it as a desktop replacement rather than a laptop.
     
  11. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    As are many 17" "laptops"....
     
  12. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Anybody got a picture of what this beast might look like?
     
  13. Studawg7 macrumors regular

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    19" is huge

    I really cant see myself ever carrying around something this large but I bet it will still sell as a desktop replacement. More screen to use is always a nice feature.

    on the topic of obesity, watch out who you make fun of b/c obesity isnt just a US thing ---> business week article
     
  14. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Makes you wonder how long it will take for the laptops to return to something the size and weight of a kaypro...
     
  15. mcadam macrumors 6502a

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    wow - a 19" dell :eek: ... that's gonna be the most clumsy, heavy and least portable laptop created the last 15 years... I really, really doubt the famous dell design team can live up to the big task...

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    weeell - no battery and a foot/stand thingie, but you've got a point.

    - what a rip off :eek:

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  18. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    what is there to understand?

    shame on me? for what?
     
  19. Sirus The Virus macrumors 6502a

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    A 19" laptop would be a real pain to carry around. Plus there would be alot of drawbacks like: 20 min battery life, it would not fit in the average person's lap confortably, plus its a Dell.
     

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