Implemented: Ubuntu Dell is Le$$ Than Windows Dell

May 5, 2007

3601 Votes

Status: Implemented

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see comment from Erik down below... [Dell's Pricing Team]

$774 Inspiron 1420 (Ubuntu)
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5250 (1.5GHz/667Mhz FSB/2MB cache)
Ubuntu version 7.04
Anti-glare, widescreen 14.1 inch display (1280x800)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz
80GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
24X CD Burner/DVD Combo Drive
Intel® 3945 802.11a/g Mini-card
Integrated High Definition Audio

$824 Inspiron 1420 (Vista)
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5250 (1.5GHz/667Mhz FSB/2MB cache)
Genuine Windows® Vista Home Basic Edition
Anti-glare, widescreen 14.1 inch display (1280x800)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz
80GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
24X CD writer/DVD Combo Drive
Intel® 3945 802.11a/g Mini-card
56Whr Lithium Ion Battery (6 cell)
Integrated High Definition Audio
DELL/ Status Update
The difference in promotion pricing was due to an error on the site, which has been fixed.

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  • Oct 20, 2009     Comment Link

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    you wonder what else on their website and in their organisation have 'errors' if someone posting here discovered a problem that needed to be resolved.
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  • Oct 15, 2009     Comment Link

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    What happened to this? With the latest round of Ubuntu model updates, the price is now the same as Windows again!
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  • Jan 29, 2009     Comment Link

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    Please change the status to this idea to CAT AND MOUSE GAME!
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  • Jan 25, 2009     Comment Link

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    Please change the status to this idea to NOT IMPLEMENTED.

    Quotiing this idea from Jan 23, 2009.

    Why Windows computer cost less than Ubuntu/Lunix computer ?

    Inspiron 1525 with Windows PRICE : 549 Euros. ($714)
    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T5800 (2.0 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 cache)
    Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1
    Microsoft® Works 9.0
    Wide screen WXGA de 15,4 pouces (1280 x 800) TrueLife™
    2048 MB memory dual channel SDRAM DDR2 667 MHz [2x1024]
    Hard Drive SATA de 250 Go (5400 tpm)
    Graphique card Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator X3100
    DVD+/-RW 8x
    6-cell battery

    Inspiron 1525 with Ubuntu/Linux PRICE : 603 Euros. ($784)
    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T5800 (2.0 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 cache) - N-Series
    Ubuntu Edition version 8.04
    Wide screen WXGA de 15,4 pouces (1280 x 800) TrueLife™
    2048 MB memory dual channel SDRAM DDR2 667 MHz [2x1024]
    Hard Drive SATA de 250 Go (5400 tpm)
    Graphique Card Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator X3100 intégrée
    DVD+/-RW 8X - N-Series
    6-cell battery
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  • Nov 11, 2008     Comment Link

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    I enjoy seeing the Dell Mini 9 costing $40 dollars less with Ubuntu on, but I guess Window users pay someting for the extra .5 GB of DDR@ RAM, 4 GB of Solid State Drive and Windows XP.  Now if we could just received those mini I order in Canada two months.
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  • Sep 13, 2008     Comment Link

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    Exactly. you charge more for Ubuntu laptops here in Quebec than for the windows based system. And you say because they are made one by one. Come on, we are not stupid. what you have here is a factory, not a handcraft outlet. Certified equipement without install would be fine with me instead of this system.
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  • Jun 26, 2008     Comment Link

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    Admins, Could you please change the status of this Idea to "NOT IMPLEMENTED" again. It seems you once again charge more for Ubuntu than for Windows for identical hardware, despite Erik D saying earlier in the comments under this Idea
    As a member of Dell's consumer pricing team, I want to let you know that the recent pricing error on the Inspiron 1420 with Ubuntu was a simple oversight -- the pricing promotions available on the Inspiron 1420 with Vista were not applied to the Ubuntu systems. But we have now fixed this error. If you check today, you should find the same promos in play on both the Ubuntu and the Vista systems. Thanks for calling this error to our attention GÇô and keep the feedback coming.
    Perhaps if he fixes it again this time you could then change the idea back to Implemented; or perhaps more honestly "Under Consideration".
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  • May 10, 2008     Comment Link

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    I didn't say you said Asus invented the UMPC form factor. I pointed out it had been around for a few years and it was Microsoft with Windows XP and Samsung with a few other companies that defined the UMPC form factor. So If people want Windows XP so badly on these tiny laptops, why has it taken a Linux system to stir up demand? The truth is something has gone down between Microsoft and Asus and that's why Asus are now favoring Windows XP. It has nothing to do with public demand. Demand that saw over 1 million Linux based EeePCs fly off the shelves. We still get a better deal though with the Linux model. It gets more storage space. ;o)
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  • May 10, 2008     Comment Link

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    @Aiki, What's the matter? You might not realize but you just validated my point. As I pointed out (and you confirmed) the Eee PC's success is not solely because of Linux as Howie is trying to suggest. It had all the right elements at the right time. AND IT WAS THE ONLY UNIT OF ITS KIND. So much so, that all other units that come to market are viewed in light of the EeePC. Where did I say that they invented the UMPC? They simply had a unique form factor that the other companies didn't have currently. I mean back in the day, there was Toshiba's Libretto. Similar form factor but ahead of its time. Do you think the Eee PC would have been less of a success if it debuted with Win XP? I don't. Especially in light of the fact that even Asus forecasts that they'll sell more XP units than Xandros ones. People want XP far more than they want Linux simply because they are familiar with it. BTW, Xandros Linux comes with a license cost. :) (That company can at anytime lower their license fee to compete with Microsoft.) And lastly, I never said anywhere that Eee PC needs windows to be successful. Relax. I'm not an MS fanboy. Just calling it as it is rather than how I'd like it to be,
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  • May 9, 2008     Comment Link

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    It's just easy money for all these companies that can demonstrate an ability to compete and even over shadow Microsoft in spite of having less money in the bank, less global exposure, less market share, fewer marketing opportunities, less backing from shareholders and tighter profit margins. But, I just can't shake the feeling it will come back to bite them. But then again who's going to turn down $1.95 BILLION USD. The lengths Microsoft are going to to stay in the game are becoming increasingly desperate.

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