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Thursday, 26 May 2011 12:05

Dell miffs Apple fanboys

Written by Nick Farell


Battle of the thin
Greybox maker Dell has angered eagle eyed Apple fanboys for daring to suggest that its new laptop is thinner than the toy created by Jobs' Mob.

What appears to have got their goat was an advert for the Dell XPS-15, containing the phrase "Finally, the power you crave in the thinnest 15" PC on the planet.*"

The Guardian noted that the * was linked to a footnote which said the thinness comment was based on a comparison of other 15" laptop PCs manufactured by HP, Acer, Toshiba, Asus, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony, MSI. It pointed out that no comparison made with Apple which is a few hairs thinner.

The paper sniffed that the XPS-15 is the world's thinnest... apart from any thinner 15-inch laptops it wasn't compared against. To be fair, Apple makes a great deal of its product not being a PC, so Dell has not exactly pulled a fast one. Dell has said it makes the thinnest PC, so it probably does.

The fact you can pay a lot and get something thinner that is not a PC does not change its comment.
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+18 #1 darkpulse 2011-05-26 12:24
Quote:
It pointed out that no comparison made with Apple....


Ya who knows??? Apple fanboys,followi ng apple RELIGION, can start a rebel you know....... :o :lol:
 
 
-2 #2 hellfire 2011-05-26 12:28
so in 2011 Dell finally makes a notebook as thin as 2001 Powerbook G4 Titanium? Good for them, actually. Finnaly moving the right way. And also quite cheap for basic configuration. Good choice. If they will release a 13' incher like that I might consider buying
 
 
+5 #3 thetruth 2011-05-26 13:33
I can't see how this miffs apple fans at all. I'm guessing you just had to include it in the news article's title to attract views.
 
 
+21 #4 dicobalt 2011-05-26 14:48
Apple doesn't make computers. They make video/photo editing platforms. So Dell's claim is valid.
 
 
-12 #5 hellfire 2011-05-26 16:49
Quoting dicobalt:
Apple doesn't make computers. They make video/photo editing platforms. So Dell's claim is valid.


30 years of making computers...isnt making computers?
 
 
-10 #6 tshenk 2011-05-26 16:55
I put windows on my macbook. Dell's comment is now invalid?
 
 
+19 #7 Bl0bb3r 2011-05-26 18:45
Quoting tshenk:
I put windows on my macbook. Dell's comment is now invalid?



No... if you put whipped cream on a turd it's still a turd.
 
 
+8 #8 Bl0bb3r 2011-05-26 18:49
Quoting thetruth:
I can't see how this miffs apple fans at all. I'm guessing you just had to include it in the news article's title to attract views.


That's related to the fact that apple fanboys have a short attention span. Meaning they are simply swayed over by ads with just the basic message and not all the details.
 
 
-3 #9 thetruth 2011-05-26 18:53
No Bl0bb3r, it's because apple fanboys are scared that the thinness of their devices is being contested by DELL! APPLE FANBOYS ARE STUPID! RATE THIS POST UP BECAUSE WE ALL HATE APPLE!!! IM NOT JUST POSTING TO TRY AND GET THUMBS UP!
 
 
+12 #10 Bl0bb3r 2011-05-26 20:53
And you got downed... it's a thin line between being mean, and I know what that is, I did it to others inhere too, and being objective as to how the world views apple fans.

They are not the brightest, probably that's why they like boxed systems. If you would ever show one of them the guts of a computer they wouldn't know what is what, but be sure most of them would consider themselves tech-savvy.

As to the ads, remember how apple ran those "I'm better than PC" ads with Justin Long. They're just proud to be in that bunch that has "better than PC" junk. This is why they cornered Dell to explain themselves. If the roles would be reversed no PC geek would care how thin an apple epeen can get, not that they'd ever use it.
 

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