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Incorporate web cams in monitors

Thu Apr 17 19:20:14 GMT 2008 - Apr 17, 2008

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I demoted because these Ultrasharp Monitors are largely purchased by businesses (and some gamers) thus an integrated Mic and Cam is not desirable if those situations. (Yes they can chose not to use them, but why pay extra for something you won't use?) Making it optionla on the same ultrasharps may not be desirable to Dell, because they will have to produce these monitors in different runs and that will increase the cost for all customers of the large monitors, including those who don't want the extra stuff. Unless the Mike and Cam is an addon like the sound bar. Please DO NOT suggest that dell offer integrated speakers in these monitors becaus either. I prefer that Dell continue offering the integrated mics, cams and speakers on seperate consumer oriented monitor lines.

Implemented: Ubuntu Dell is Le$$ Than Windows Dell

Fri Apr 11 17:29:55 GMT 2008 - Apr 11, 2008

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@paperpilot Dell makes a profit selling the Ubuntu machines, but probably not as much of a profit as an equivalent windows machine, you need to also look at the fact that the Vista machine also generates more sales of other products besides the computer i

Implemented: Ubuntu Dell is Le$$ Than Windows Dell

Fri Apr 11 17:29:53 GMT 2008 - Apr 11, 2008

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Profit margins on computer hardware are already thin, when Dell sell a Ubuntu machines there is only a limited number of accesories, extra software and services that the customer can additonally purchase. These extra purchases are where Dell and retail stores maximize their opportunity for profit. So the only way Dell can make a decent profit on the Open/Source machine is to price them higher than equivalent Windows machine. When someone buys a Vista machine chances are they may also buy Microsoft Office, Upgrade to a higher verison of Windows, buy a couple games, subscribe to the backup service, purchase a longer warranty with Virus subscription, buy a fancy mouse or keyboard, all of which are designed for Windows, they even make a profit by installing crapware on the Windows machine etc, etc.. The GNU/Linux machine does not contain all those oppurtunities to generate additional revenue that impacts the botttom line, because all they get to sell is a piece of hardware (the computer), Dell cannot make a profit selling Open Office, because they can't sell Open Office. THe GNU/Linux advocates on this board seems to consistently forget that Dell is in business to make a profit for their employees and their share holders.