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Dell Laptop

Postby ponic » Tue, 19 Aug 2008 10:55 am

Hello,

I am planning to buy a dell laptop.

I do not have a credit card, so is it possible to buy dell laptop from a local dealer in Singapore?

Could someone post their opinions about dell laptops?

Thanks in advance

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 19 Aug 2008 11:03 am

There is a Dell reseller in Funan the IT Mall, it next door to the Dell showroom at one end of the building near at the escalators (which floor I can't remember but I was in there Saturday afternoon. (both the Showroom and the resellers place as well.)

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Re: Dell Laptop

Postby durain » Tue, 19 Aug 2008 5:24 pm

ponic wrote:Could someone post their opinions about dell laptops?


IMHO, i wouldnt buy a dell. i would opt for a lenovo, toshiba or HP. even acer, asus or samsung are getting better than dell.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 19 Aug 2008 10:22 pm

Each to their own I guess.

I've had nothing but good luck with the 30 or so I've bought over the past 8 years or so since Compaq was taken over by HP. I've had a few technical problems which their customer service has always taken care of quicktime without a problem.

Even the 17" notebook I'm using at the moment had a problem around Dec/Jan when it just wouldn't start at all. Went through the paces with tech support. They decided it needed a new motherboard (the start button died) and because I opted for the 3 year guarantee (was just starting the 3nd year). They dispatched a technician to my house the next day during the time frame I requested and within 35 minutes, replaced, reassembled and tested it. No cost, no fuss, no problems. I've also got a 7 year old Inspiron 4000 notebook that is still running as well. Albeit a bit slow now days but it was upgraded to XP from ME, new bigger HDD and max ram for that model.

Yes they are pretty agricultural, but like restaurants, I don't like paying for ambience. It's what's under the bonnet/hood that matters to me. Course they occasionally pull out all the stops like these:

My Dream Dell

My New Notebook?

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Postby durain » Tue, 19 Aug 2008 10:43 pm

holy smoke! S$12k for a computer! and that's a limited offer price. i wonder what is the "original" price.

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Postby QRM » Tue, 19 Aug 2008 11:00 pm

I had a UK Dell 17 inch XPS laptop no problems with it, and when I first purchased it was the fastest laptop on the market and as a result very easy to sell.

XPS have their own separate customer service section. Dell, now also owns Alienware, the xps direct competitor. Keep an eye out for good promo/show deals.

Beware XPS laptops these days have the same product number ie XPS M1730, but under the hood, can have a huge range of different processor/ram/video card combo.

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Postby bigfilsing » Tue, 19 Aug 2008 11:37 pm

couple of months ago now but i bought my latest Dell at their outlet in the IT section at Suntec city.

A quick call to Dell singapore will confirm if they are still there

Good luck

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 20 Aug 2008 8:57 pm

They are still there.

The 12K isn't the special price. The special price was $5,400. That which I have shown was "MY" maxed out dream machine configuration! I thought the setup and casing looked suspiciously like Alien!

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Re: Dell Laptop

Postby Plavt » Wed, 20 Aug 2008 9:22 pm

durain wrote:
ponic wrote:Could someone post their opinions about dell laptops?


IMHO, i wouldnt buy a dell. i would opt for a lenovo, toshiba or HP. even acer, asus or samsung are getting better than dell.


I wouldn't bother with HP the after sales service I got was nothing short of appalling and the machine itself was rife with inferior parts. Dell I find an arrogant aggressive company but at least the hardware is reliable. A local computer repair shop tells me he gets nothing but grief from Acer. Toshiba and asus I really couldn't comment. You may not know it but much of dell's stock are what might be called Samsung 'clones.' Best laptops I have had are an apple G4 but more appropriate for most a Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook E310 which comes with a three year warranty (expensive but worth it).

Note: Deals and conditions do seem to vary from country.


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