Dell XPS vs HP Blackbird 002

Discussion in 'hardware' started by DVD+R, Sep 18, 2007.

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  1. DVD+R

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  2. Peter2150

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    Neither. VelocityMicro has been making these kind of machines for years, and on top of the hardware you get top notch support.
     
  3. lodore

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    or even versis alienware.
    dell brought alienware because the xps didnt sell to well.
    www.alienware.com
    lodore
     
  4. The Hammer

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    All of which Voodoo a Canadian company supplied.
     
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    Care to explain that?? I've been to their factory, and everything I saw was built on site with parts you can buy on the market. Nothing at all from Voodoo.
     
  6. The Hammer

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    Sure. HP bought them. They (Voodoo) were a top gaming computer company. I wasn't referring to Velocity Mirco.
     
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    Ah, that makes sense.

    Pete
     
  8. screamer

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    That's not so ladore. The XPS boxes were flying out the door. Dell bought Alienware to "Formally" enter the high-end arena.

    Wikipedia:

    As of 2006, Dell employed more than 78,700 people worldwide.

    In 2006, Fortune magazine ranked Dell as the 25th-largest company in the Fortune 500 list, 8th on its annual Top 20 list of the most-admired companies in the United States. A 2006 publication identified Dell as one of 38 high-performance companies in the S&P 500, which consistently out-performed the market over the previous 15 years.

    ...screamer
     
  9. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,

    Sorry mate, far, far, far too expensive.
    I can build custom rigs with much better performance for much less.
    And I'm not talking Albanian prices, I'm talking proper USD prices.

    Find a good local shop and build a custom rig. I don't know where you live, but KSP are quite good, and they have offices in UK.

    Mrk
     
  10. lodore

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    who are KSP?
    and is there a link?
    im getting a new computer soon and wish to check them out.
    lodore
     
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    PC Magazine just announced the results of their reader survery. In the desktop category in both service and reliablity Velocity Micro came in Number one.
     
  12. ErikAlbert

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    My computer shop won the contest of the fastest game computer in "Vlaanderen" (= is the dutch part of Belgium).
    But I'm not interested in games. I work or test with my computer. No games. My game = solving and simplify problems.
     
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    Gaming boxes are not just for Gaming anymore. Omit the hi-end graphics & sound card and you will have an excellent computer.

    Personally I do zero gaming, but I always buy a gaming rig. It gives me the best all-around box for business and my personal computing needs.

    ...screamer
     
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    Same here, and I also get the better sound and video cards. The video cards really make a difference in the speed perception, because of the screen refresh.
     
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    yeah, they are really great ......
     
  17. Huupi

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    Do you import this stuff or is there any retailer in Europe ?
     
  18. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    lodore, talked to the guys.
    They told me they closed the UK branch, sorry.
    Mrk
     
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    It seems to be here in Europe everyone slavishly following in the footsteps of the big vendors.After much perusing the web i found a small firm here in Holland that build customised rigs at your wishes [ they also recommend XP Pro ! ]

    http://www.maqina.nl/product/viewproduct.asp?AreaID=215697126&ProductFormID=1078838818
     
  20. lodore

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    hello Mrk,
    thanks for checking out for me.
    im thinking of building my new pc myself anyways now.
    that way i get everything i want.
    lodore
     
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    I know about them because of the reviews at SilentPCReview :)
     
  22. Huupi

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    Thanks Lucas interesting website anyhow !
     
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    You're welcome :)
     
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    If anybody here ever gets a Blackbird I hope they will post a user review.
     
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