April 13, 2010

Dell for Tards

Dell has an interesting selling point on some of its advertising.  Imagine a world where a 2 core or 3 core CPU would be able to run a virus scan, open email and edit a pic…all at the same time!?!?!?!  That’s fantasy land according to Dell who is claiming now with their Quad core PC’s we’ll all be able to “check an e-mail, edit a digital photo and run your virus protection – all at the same time”.  Wow, I’m so glad Dell has shown me the light; I don’t know how I ever managed with my dual core.  (I now have a sweet Quad core and the purchase had little to do with Dell’s advertising for idiots).


  1. thsoundman - April 15, 2010 5:53 pm

    Start Rant.
    Oh God don’t even get me started on peoples applications problems. I ran into this guy the other day who had over 150 applications running… everything from solitare to weatherthug/weatherbug. He couldn’t understand why his computer booted so slow. Well no wonder it boots slow because your booting 2000 things. He had two diff antivirus installed. I think it was norton and avg. Both paid versions. Norton was Malfunctioning big time so the computer bootup time was an epic 7 minutes. Just terrible.

    Now with backups I see it all the time with people. They just grab their digital camera, dump pictures, rinse and repeat. Then when their HD crashes they bring it to me looking for salvation. I then tell them that they have two options. 1. Start from Scratch 2. Take drive to data recovery center and drop a few grand.

    I mean you can do somthing and simple as buying an external hard drive and copying your data. It doesn’t ahve to be fancy. In my personal opinion you should have 3 copies of everything important. One on the computer, one on extra drive and one thats backed up offline.
    End Rant

  2. T8 - April 15, 2010 5:12 pm

    wait for SSD to come down in price, stick with two/three Sata drives in RAID 0/RAID5

    Not quite as good read and write speeds as the SSD’s but you cant beat its performance for the price.

    A higher clocked dual core can easily out perform a low clocked quad core.

    You can never have enough RAM!!!!

    If people would just take the time to:

    a) turn off applications and processes that they do not use on start up
    b) back up their data and do a reformat on a regular basis

    everyones PC life would be so much easier

  3. AiR - April 15, 2010 3:28 pm

    umm pro?

  4. vudu - April 14, 2010 4:27 pm

    A faster hard drive example a solid state drive would boost your multitasking performance even more than a better processor. This is why I joined the SSD band wagon, it sure blew a hole in my wallet though.

  5. thsoundman - April 14, 2010 8:03 am

    While this statement is obviously misleading in the future, they might use specific cores for specific applications so this statement might ring true 1 – 5 years from now. However in this case I see no need for a quad core if all you are doing is checking email. However a beefier processer does help future proof your pc some. I don’t know yet what I think of this ad.

  6. vudu - April 13, 2010 6:53 pm

    Dell would do anything to earn business from idiots. 🙂


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