May 25, 2011

Dell's XPS-15, the world's thinnest laptop. If you exclude other laptops

"Small print time: 'Based on Dell internal analysis as at February 2011. Based on a thickness comparison (front and rear measurements) of other 15' laptop PCs manufactured by HP, Acer, Toshiba, Asus, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony, MSI. No comparison made with Apple or other manufacturers not listed.'"

(Via DF.)

Just plain dishonest. And coming after teasing customers about a new machine to take on the Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch model, the claim makes Dell look bad.

Dell knows how to build good hardware. They occasionally do so. This new example bears impressive processor, memory and hard drive specs, and the Windows 7 operating system is widely considered a competent effort and a huge improvement over Windows Vista.

But machine specs are only half the story. Dell apparently has very little awareness or intent to pursue good design. That much will be apparent when comparison photos surface.