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Uggghhh...my buddy bought a Dell!!


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I was chatting with him and his wife last night and they said they were shopping for a new PC. I knew I only had minutes to convince them to stop, but I also knew it wasn't going to happen. They bought some Dell piece of crap that will certainly be dead and replaced in two years....ugghhh.

One of his comments;
"Dude, I don't want to launch the space shuttle..just need something that won't break."

Well duh...spend a few extra bucks and get a Mac...it works, it won't "break", and you won't be buying another $700 piece of crap in 2 years.

Even an eMac would serve his needs...man...

Just had to vent!!!
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I was chatting with him and his wife last night and they said they were shopping for a new PC. I knew I only had minutes to convince them to stop, but I also knew it wasn't going to happen. They bought some Dell piece of crap that will certainly be dead and replaced in two years....ugghhh.

One of his comments;
"Dude, I don't want to launch the space shuttle..just need something that won't break."

Well duh...spend a few extra bucks and get a Mac...it works, it won't "break", and you won't be buying another $700 piece of crap in 2 years.

Even an eMac would serve his needs...man...

Just had to vent!!!
eh you cant save them all. Just have to make sure to show him all the wonderful features of your mac.
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eh you cant save them all. Just have to make sure to show him all the wonderful features of your mac.
I am all for Macs. I LOVE my PMG4 Digital Audio at home, but I use a Dell at work, and I say they are very good for PeeCees. If I had the money - I would buy another Mac, but if you have to use a PC make sure its a Dell.

My 2 cents
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I am all for Macs. I LOVE my PMG4 Digital Audio at home, but I use a Dell at work, and I say they are very good for PeeCees. If I had the money - I would buy another Mac, but if you have to use a PC make sure its a Dell.

My 2 cents
i used to like dell machines, until you have to administer 45 of them that are about a year old. You would not believe how many parts of those 45 have been sent back to dell for replacement (lets say none of those 45 have all original parts), thats where my comments stem from.
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He's actually had good experiences with Dell so there's really no reason for him to switch. I hated my Win2K box and that was the biggest reason for me...maybe if the Dell is a dud he will make the jump.
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You can't save people from themselves.
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Dell isn't that great...they're better than gateway...but the best pc out there is probably sony vio...though that's in laptops...if I were to have gotten a pc laptop...it would have been a vio..but they're extremely expensive...even more than macs for the most part...and not as powerful....dell is what a family who surfs the web and checks e-mail....and chats on AIM does...
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My parents bought a sony vaio. its not a mac but its much better than them having a big horrible box. Never had any trouble with it and it must be about two year old now.
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I know you are going to laugh but I loved my emachines laptop. It's the new series that came out last year, and that machine was flawless and very well designed! Emachines totally turned around a couple years ago after a management shakeout. A couple of weeks ago they were bought by Gateway, so we'll just have to wait and see.

I sold the laptop this week on ebay to help pay for my PB. I hated to see it go, but the PB is so much better!
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My opinion is that if you absolutely must have a PC, then you should just build it yourself.
Its relatively simple to do so, and can end up to be quite a bit cheaper than buying one from
someone like Gateway or Dell.
I have a 1.53 Ghz Athlon system I built for around $500 total, and it is only that high
because I spent some extra money on RAM and two optical drives (combo DVD/CD-RW drive and a faster CD-RW)

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D3v1L80Y: Not laptops, though.

*smack* that's for making me type out your name.
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D3v1L80Y: Not laptops, though.
True, but if you must have a desktop PC, then building it
on your own is the way to go.

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I was chatting with him and his wife last night and they said they were shopping for a new PC. I knew I only had minutes to convince them to stop, but I also knew it wasn't going to happen. They bought some Dell piece of crap that will certainly be dead and replaced in two years....ugghhh.

One of his comments;
"Dude, I don't want to launch the space shuttle..just need something that won't break."

Well duh...spend a few extra bucks and get a Mac...it works, it won't "break", and you won't be buying another $700 piece of crap in 2 years.

Even an eMac would serve his needs...man...

Just had to vent!!!
Even an EMAC. Watch out my mac is sensitive.
Is there a good return policy from the store they bought the Dell in or Dude, is it an 'as is' policy?
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