There is a point where size and weight convert what is presented as a ‘laptop’ into an uncarriable object. Call it a desktop, a brick, wheelbarrow-fodder. With this ‘laptop’ Dell have crossed the line to deceptive advertising. Even with two unbroken arms and a reinforced wheely-bag, this laptop stretches the notion of ‘portable’.
Shame on you Dell for selling this to corporates as a portable computer. Even the charger is heavier than a combination of my 2 phones and surface with their 3 chargers with accessories. It’s laughable, literally. People laugh when they see me pull this out of my bag. Around the office I’ve reverted to using a paper notebook. Yes, reverted to paper, me! It’s almost unthinkable, but Dell managed to push me to be more inefficient by publicising thier brick as a laptop. Who’s lap? A giants lap?
Can Dell be sued under the UK ‘trades descriptions act’? I definitely feel deceived. But then I’m just a foolish user, right? That kind of attitude will loose Dell the custom of boring, established, conglomerates. My work group have already managed to persuade IT to support us using Apples (Obviously I didn’t influence the replacement choice, but I did yell about the current choice).
Dell, you messed up on a reliable, bulk-purchase, customer. Once one department have IT support for Apples the precedent is set… …more changes will come….