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panlid wrote:
cheers hoove anyway.
thing that concerns me is that they didnt contact me. so they have now given me a new date. they will know it is a p*ss take date and i wont be happy so they could have put a date next week just to make me feel happier, then strung me along.
but to go for 4 more weeks when i have been waiting since the 8th sept is just ridiculous.

Panlid, you're not the only one having cr@p from DULL.
My boss was stressing out this week, we have 2 new staff joining tomorrow (2nd October) and the 2 Laptops we ordered from Dell in August still hadn't arrived so we cancled and went to our old supplier - (Vohkus) They delivered 2 HP laptops in 24 hours.

Apparently DELL are having trouble sourcing the kit to meet orders becuase they have stopped production on some old models, and the new models don't have enough volume to meet demand. So a double delay. ::b

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It's not big and it's not clever.

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The lappy you got iwill be fine but try to get an extra gig of RAM if it will fit. It will make Vista run sweeter i.e. quicker

Will it do everything the wifey wants for Uni? Yes it will and it looks nice as well.

Vista should be OK reliability wise on a laptop as they are very rarely upgraded or have extra parts added and that's when things get interesting.

Think of it like a TV, if you bought a brand new LCD TV and when you got it soldered in a bit you took out of the toaster, would you be suprised if it didn't work??? The same applies to the new toy. Leave it alone apart from the RAM upgrade and only install reputable software i.e. stick to official Microsoft stuff and all will be sweet.

Dell IMHO,

Dell desktop and laptop kit is OK, we've had them as our global std for 4 years (the company buys about 7,000 a year). Any real difference in performance or reliability between Dell, IBM and Compaq - nope

All technical folk love to split hairs and get wound up over minute details and that's why the companies and clients they work for hate them :wink:

Then the Tech Heads throw teddy out the pram because the business isn't taking them seriously or making any effort to understand the importance of the "0.000056% performance increase generated by the uptime inverse heat loss optimising algorithm that comes fitted as std to the new XY380z but has to be installed as an extra to the XY370p"

I then make a good living sitting between the two warring parties acting as diplomat come translator LOL...

Everybody bitching about Dell service is 100% correct. For the small business and home buyer the quality of service is sh*t and you will end up talking to India for support.

I seem to remember you can buy enhanced support and then you get to speak to UK based folk.

If you manage to get a Global Agreement out of them support is OK but you only get that if you are spending millions a year :shock:

Nothing you do is a waste of time - especially if it can be used as a bad example by others...

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