Fully Customizable Laptops

January 24, 2013

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Dell used to be the place to go for customized laptops, and now all you can customize is warranty and accesories. Especially for the new lineup of Dell Ultrabooks, it'd be nice if we could choose what we want and what we don't. Dell could give out a range of options like Sony. Personally for the ultrabooks I'd like to throw out the hard drive and add in a dedicated graphics card for some of the lower end models. Everything else is fine. Now that Dell can't customize it seems I can't find my perfect fit anymore.

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  • Oct 11, 2013     Comment Link

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    This really needs to be reimplimented, or my family is done buying computers from Dell.  The offerings have become to feel too limited with this idea that Dell is selling 'packages' and not customizing the computers to their users needs.
  • Feb 14, 2013     Comment Link

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    Dell is going private by buying out all of its public stock offerings.  I think once they don't have to show continued marginal growth numbers to bean counters, these issues will go away.  You may have to wait a few months for this to happen though.



  • Jan 29, 2013     Comment Link

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    I can understand that nothing is configurable in the entry class, but make at least CPU, RAM, HDD/SSD and opt. drives selectable again in the mainstream class. A customer who needs e.g. a 15R SE with only Core i5 but Blu-Ray, will not buy the biggest Core i7-config which includes Blu-Ray for hundreds of $ more - he will buy a cheaper competitors system. It seems Dell more and more ignores what typical Dell-customers want. I´m not surprised if Dells market shares drops more and more.