Comments on: Stick a fork in it: Dell is done http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/08/14/stick-a-fork-in-it-dell-is-done/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: yummy8755 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/08/14/stick-a-fork-in-it-dell-is-done/#comment-423972 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 23:54:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35732#comment-423972 I do not, nor have I owned a Dell. Everything else, really. Why? If you read the reviews when you were PC shopping and the brand was flying high, you saw a lot of negative feedback about delayed shipping dates and incorrect configurations.

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By: Sanity-Monger http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/08/14/stick-a-fork-in-it-dell-is-done/#comment-419189 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 17:09:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35732#comment-419189 Those of us still using laptops and desktops won’t go near Dell since their product quality took a steep, steep nosedive (5-7 years ago).

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By: JohnVarley http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/08/14/stick-a-fork-in-it-dell-is-done/#comment-419184 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:58:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35732#comment-419184 I disagree. $60bn in annual revenue is hardly a company that is done.

You obviously haven’t seen the new product line up which is superior to Apple in a number of categories, including even silver designs!

Apple’s revenue is only between 2 or 3 times that of Dell and yet it’s valuation is some 30 times more. What was that famous Buffet quote!?

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By: IntoTheTardis http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/08/14/stick-a-fork-in-it-dell-is-done/#comment-419181 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:54:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35732#comment-419181 Yeah, the tablet. Who knew? I just got my first iPad this year. I thought it would supplement my home PC (yep, a Dell), but I quickly found myself doing almost EVERYTHING on it! When the add-on keyboard is perfected (waiting for version 2) that may be the end of my PC. The truth really hit me when I took my iPad to Europe for the first time on a 3 week vacation. When our flight was delayed in DC for 6 hours due to mechanical trouble I sent an email from the airport to our ride in Europe. So easy. No stress. In Europe free or low-cost wi-fi was everywhere. I was always able to connect with home and work. The damn thing changes how you do everything.

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By: hkrieger http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/08/14/stick-a-fork-in-it-dell-is-done/#comment-419172 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:37:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35732#comment-419172 A Dell pickle!

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By: soldier777 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/08/14/stick-a-fork-in-it-dell-is-done/#comment-419170 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:28:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35732#comment-419170 The only one forked here is the author. And to that extent – forked in the head. I really don’t think your story title aligns with the majority of your text here. At first reading your title – I was shocked to read it. Then after reading what you actually had to say… I quite honestly got bored and relaxed. Allow me to rant as you have in your message here. I think that would only fair to allow me that privilege. I’d like to share one perspective with you that you most certainly will disagree with. The Ipad (tablet) as we know it now (2012 only) is a toy quite honestly – If it were more than that (it would be a pc – have choices) you would see people using them 24×7 for business reasons and you don’t… you simply don’t. You see them in homes, around kids and people in the work place screwing around – as a social media interface / locked down in resources options. Obviously the device is in it’s infancy – allowing all others to come on board with the technology and applications – sharing in the profits and popularity. Therefore, don’t worry about Dell, Samsung, ASUS etc… They’ll be fine. We’ll have our choice of brands and our choice of applications. By no means is Dell or anyone forked or done. The PC has become a term meaning “choice”. Where PC you have a choice of what hardware / software you get / put on it – Apple you have hardly any – however it is PC based hardware – so the logical decision would be to buy a PC where you have options upgrades all at a fraction of the cost. I personally like choice and the ability to manage every device down to the main board. I am PC therefore I have choice. My children get the Ipad because I am the parent and I want them to have a simple device that they can understand. I can do more as an adult but I take on more responsibility. I limit my children’s responsibility by simply not providing them with the tools to make choices – that is Apple. When my children become adults I will give them more choices as they make better decisions.

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