Wednesday, September 13, 2006

More trouble for DELL

Securities lawsuit filed against DELL for inflating its financial statements.

Remember my Week X articles?

Unless DELL quickly switches to AMD on notebooks and servers and get some meaningful growth, its Enron days won't be far away.

14 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

SIGH, STILL NO SIGHT OF ADD3800CUBOX AT USA. I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS X2 3800 EE SFF 35W PROCESSOR FOR HELL OF A LONG TIME, WONDERING WHERE CAN I GET IT IN USA.

HINGSUN

7:01 PM, September 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unless you're building a SFF system, there's no need. They overclock worse, cost more..And no need:)

7:26 PM, September 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully Rollins gets sent off to prison and Mikey comes back to run the ship for a while.

Mikey has all the good temple connections to get the authorities off his back.

Dell's future will not be determined by what chip it uses. Dell's future depends on innovation and delivering overall value to the market, especially the growth segments of the market.

AMD's prices were just as high as Intel's mere weeks ago. No doubt when the inventory of old chips (both AMD's and Intel's) is cleared out, prices will go back up. Just like DDR2 is going up for the holidays.

So buy your cheap old-chip machine today and load up with DDR1. It's just as fast as DDR2 and then sometime in 2010 or so when quad-core really works, upgrade when quad-core is cheap.

8:15 PM, September 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hingsun..

Why why why would you want a 3800+ when you can get the baddest CPU in town a Core2. If you buy from Dell you get a crappy box, poor configuration and $hit for service.

Hey you could order a laptop and let it catch fire and burn your whole house down, collect insurance and start all over.

Dude get a Dell!

8:21 PM, September 13, 2006  
Anonymous big frikking dan - your obvious choice for re-election said...

Look, Sharikou, we ALL know that you favor one make of CPU. What you're FORGETTING is that no respectful person in their right mind will EVER EVER EVER buy a Dell to begin with.

To pin the hopes of the survival of Dell on their intelligent customer base (cough) implies that by offering more AMD products, the smart shopper will actually CHOOSE to buy a Dell with an AMD CPU.

With me so far? Damn, I lost you somewhere back in the 2nd paragraph didn't I.

Let me reason this out with a lengthy obvious multiple choice questionaire.

1. Person looks at buying a Dell. Person is:
a) Unaware of the level of quality and workmanship that Dell produces.
b) Unaware of the merits of promoting local PC manufacturers.
c) Unaware that they are being sucked in by the marketing.
d) Unaware that there are other manufacturers out there who can meet the same price as Dell.
e) Unaware that building a PC is really quite simple and can be done in less than a couple hours.

Do you think that any of the above will recognize the name AMD and what it stands for? Maybe Dell will get more customers by lowering it's prices using AMD cpu's but really, let's be straight up here.

Joe the powder coater down the way and Mary the farmer keeping track of her llamas don't give a shit about AMD or Intel. Offering AMD products will not keep the sinking ship afloat.

8:43 PM, September 13, 2006  
Anonymous Wirmish said...

We can have it in Canada for 'only' 464.00$

http://www.computerchoice.ca/jsp/product_page.jsp?selection=1686

But you can also buy a standard X2 3800+ for 150$ and undervolt it like I did :
2.0 GHz @ 1,10v (EE SFF = 1,075v)
2.4 GHz @ 1,20v
2.8 GHz @ 1,35v (stock voltage)
3.0 GHz @ 1,425v

9:02 PM, September 13, 2006  
Anonymous Wirmish said...

2 sec with Google:

Undervolting the AMD A64 X2 4200+ AM2 Processor

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/375/1/

9:05 PM, September 13, 2006  
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10:04 PM, September 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is AMD loosing market share in Japan?
http://www.japancorp.net/Article.Asp?Art_ID=13274

1:05 AM, September 14, 2006  
Blogger Pop Catalin said...

"e) Unaware that building a PC is really quite simple and can be done in less than a couple hours."

My record for PC building when I was working in a PC retail store was 4 Minutes and 35 Seconds (4:35) having all components in boxes on the table and using and electrical screwdriver!

1:17 AM, September 14, 2006  
Anonymous big nutso dan said...

My record for PC building when I was working in a PC retail store was 4 Minutes and 35 Seconds (4:35) having all components in boxes on the table and using and electrical screwdriver!

Nice! But how did you install the OS so fast? ;)

I'm considerably slower, cause I've got big man hands. With an unfamiliar mobo I can do it in less than a half hour providing I don't drop any screws.

The funny thing is that in this day and age, putting together your own PC is hardly more complex than looking over your components, dropping them all into place and connecting the cables, yet very few people will have the COURAGE and WILLPOWER to do it. Everyone's a chicken!

What? Afraid of bending some pins or something? Sheesh. And you TRUST yourself enough to copulate properly with your wife? It's a wonder children are born at all if THAT's the sort of mentality us 'modern men' have. Frikking metrosexuals would rather do home deco than build a PC.

7:01 AM, September 14, 2006  
Blogger Dave said...

big frikking dan - your obvious choice for re-election, you forgot something for your list:

f) Unaware that building your own pc is quite likely cheaper than getting a Dell.

Everyone(who hasn't built their own) seems to think that because manufacturers buy in bulk, they can make computers for less money than you can, AND, they will pass the savings on to you. The problem is, they don't, at least in most cases. In almost all mid to high end pc's from manufacturers like Dell, even with sales, the prices are still higher than what you would pay if you made it yourself.

So yeah, I do agree that people who buy Dells aren't exactly the smart technical type that would care what cpu is in their computer. However, I know that some buisnesses and universities(like mine, full of 50,000 people) only get Dells. Even the supercomputer (number 57 on this list: http://www.top500.org/list/2006/06/100 )is a Dell. So what this means, is that, for the first time, official computers here can be AMD based.

11:22 AM, September 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Anonymous said...

Why is AMD loosing market share in Japan?
http://www.japancorp.net/Article.Asp?Art_ID=13274

1:05 AM, September 14, 2006 "

AMD already lost all of its precence in Japan once, thanks to intel marketting and pressure of doing the classic" if you dont stop selling AMD, we wont sell you intel and we'll block your sales too!"

11:58 AM, September 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.japancorp.net/Article.Asp?Art_ID=13274

read the article first

However, Athlon 64 X2-based PCs claimed a 16.5% share, up from 16.0%.

The shares of Celeron D-based and Pentium D-based PCs dropped from 18.4% in July to 11.4% in August and from 27.9% to 11.2%, respectively

Sales of seven Core 2 Duo products and the flagship Core 2 Extreme X6800 began picking up in August, helping to increase sales in volume by 28.8% and sales in value by 19.3%, year-on-year.

so Intel is clearly fighting for market share at the cost of value, good for market share graph, bad for quaterly results,

11:50 PM, September 14, 2006  

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