Generally shoddy quality, lots of harddrive failures, cheap components, and they only sell the massively power-hungry and hot-running Intel chips. I prefer dual-core CPUs, and in the dual-core desktop arena, AMD is king.bunty wrote:Bemen
I just placed an order for dell desktop. why would u avoid it like a plague....
Self-built systems (also called "whiteboxes") are more reliable than anything Dell has offered so far... I've never, ever, had problems with my self-built systems because I knew that every part going in there is good quality, and not the cheapest supplier to Dell.bunty wrote:oh mymy
and i thought i would go for branded vis a vis built up.......as i expected bulti up to have failures....
is that why dell is aggressively advertising everyday
anycase, i have now committed to buy. hope i dont have to tear my hair.....
Yeah, the laptops are fine, they're built in taiwan.hanriktan wrote:hi Bremen,
am i rite to say that notebook is ok to go?
as for Desktop I do agree they have quality issue.. as we have a team dealing with Dell desktop division..
Your early delivery doesn't surprise me. I've never had a late delivery and 80% were early by at least 1 day. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I like mine.bunty wrote:I think dell had a pretty decent range on the specs......hence i went for it....
yes like u say, the after service with a whitebox can be an issue.
with branded ones, hopefully with some "shouting" they may respond. it is better than finding that the shop does not exist!!!!
so far i am impressed with their delivery schedule. they said 7 days and now are willing to deliver in 5 days.
But the benefit is that you can get a spare part from any store. And the large distros that supply the smaller shops don't go out of business, and they honor the warranty.sundaymorningstaple wrote: Yes, spec for spec you can do better with a whitebox - I'll agree with Bremen there. But in this country of shady IT assemblers/shops I'd really think hard about buying a whitebox set.
Ah, but learning is half the fun!sundaymorningstaple wrote:Agreed, but I have a hard enough time trying to get to the bank let alone down to Funan or worse still, Sim Lim Square. Also, while I can do something like that, the average computer user is not very mechanically inclined.
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