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post #1 of 30
Thread Starter 
Jesus... will this guy ever stop copying Steve?





Looks awfully like an iBook to me...

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Just posted this after seeing it on Go2Mac.com, but I can't find a good shot of it at Dell's site. What model of laptop is this, anyway?

Maybe it just looks like an iBook in this particular shot...

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post #2 of 30
Now Dell can say that he came out with the first white notebook computer. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
post #3 of 30
I believe that Quanta makes Dell laptops as well as Apple ones. I wonder if Apple has its' eye on this development. Bye the way, they're not copying "Steve". They're copying Jonathon Ive!

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post #4 of 30
Those ****in copycats. I hate Michael Dell, I really do.
post #5 of 30
Unfortunately you can copyright a colour.

I think Michael Dell just sits back and waits to see if Apple's offerings sell well and then copies it. This way, he saves on R&D.

However, certain things are more difficult to copy (laptops are easy). I remember a couple of iMac knock offs but they really looked lame.
I imagine the new iMac will have knockoffs as well but that too will be difficult to master.
post #6 of 30
That is SO freakishly similar! <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />

Of course, why be original when you can steal someone else's idea:

Microsoft stole Windows from the MacOS (several times)
The entire industry stole colored, transulcent cases from Apple
Sony *sort of* stole iLink from Apple's Firewire (and has the guts to say they invented it)

I guess it's tough being the big dog and trying to stay original: Apple
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post #7 of 30
100% copy...

I dare you to tell me what's different from the iBook
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post #8 of 30
You know, it looks kinda TiBook-y to me. Still a shameless copy of Apple's work.
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post #9 of 30
I think Apple would have some kinda exclusive deal with quanta. Something along the lines of, "Since we designed the case, you'll make it for us and only us and not for anyone else, nor will you use molding process/manufacturing technology developed by us for anyone else. Expect Steve to bitch, and depending on how much of the case design is an Apple development, expect people to get sued.
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post #10 of 30
Is that an actual Dell laptop though? I don't see anything like that on their site.

It looks to me like they wanted to have a cool looking laptop for their ad, so they used one of Apple's since Dell doesn't make anything that looks that good.

What a bunch of losers. Can't even use their own products in their own ads. ha!
post #11 of 30
Then again, it could be a photoshop'd L400:



post #12 of 30
no, that wouldbe false advertizing..

It looks like a cross between the TiBook and an iBook, not one or the other (look @ the hinges) so it is probably a new product from them... probably still a pice of shit
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post #13 of 30
[quote]Originally posted by seb:
<strong>Then again, it could be a photoshop'd L400:



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tis what I thought it was at first... my neighbor has one of those...

perhaps a new color scheme?
post #14 of 30
Yeah, I think it's the Latitude L400 also. Maybe it looks whiter under different lighting...??
post #15 of 30
Guys,

Here are the I/O specs...no firewire, 1 USB and the entry price...the entry price on this LAtitude 400 or whatever is $2000 American...no competition

I/O Ports
System I/O Ports: Serial (DTE): (1) 9 - pin connector; 16550-compatible, 16 - byte buffer
Video: (1) - 15-hole connector
Infrared: (1) compatible with IrDA standards 1.1 Audio: microphone-in jack, stereo headphones/speaker jack
IDE: IDE Connector for External Module Bay
USB: (1) - Universal Serial Bus-Modem: RJ-11 Connector
Ethernet LAN: RJ45 port for integrated 10/100
Docking: 200-pin connector for Dell C/Port Advanced Port Replicator or C/Dock
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post #16 of 30
Thread Starter 
[quote]Originally posted by seb:
<strong>Is that an actual Dell laptop though? I don't see anything like that on their site.</strong><hr></blockquote>

<a href="http://www.dell.com/us/en/bsd/topics/segtopic_100_off_banner2.htm?mc=%M&DGVCode=BA" target="_blank">http://www.dell.com/us/en/bsd/topics/segtopic_100_off_banner2.htm?mc=%M&DGVCode=BA</a>

There it is.
post #17 of 30
@&!*$#!!!

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post #18 of 30
Yeah, you can go to this <a href="http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.asp?customer_id=04&keycode=6W463&order_code =L400SB&cfgpg=1" target="_blank">link</a> and config the Dell w/combo drive, a 20 GB HD and 256 MB RAM (no Firewire and only one USB Port) for $2366

or got to Apple's store and config an iBook w/combo drive, a 20GB HD and 256MB RAM, two firewire ports, two USB ports for $1599.

No contest, the Apple is the better deal.

Dude, you paid too much for your stinkin Dell.

Gratuitous Michael Dell and Doofy Paul comparison:





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post #19 of 30
[quote]Originally posted by seb:
<strong>No contest, the Apple is the better deal.</strong><hr></blockquote>
I realise the initial purpose of this thread was to compare how these products appear, but seeing as everyone started comparing specifications...

The iBook and the Latitude L400 are in different product spaces.

Notice these specs:

iBook - starting at 4.9lbs
L400 - starting at 3.4lbs

iBook - 12.7in x 10.2in x 1.35in
L400 - 10.7in x 8.66in x 1in

The L400 also has no internal media bay. Your choice of CD-ROM/DVD/combo drive is an external drive.

The L400 has a 700Mhz PIII, just 4MB of video memory, and a port replicator. Why? Because it's a light notebook, not a "Dell Dimension To Go".

It still shows the iBook in a good light, certainly as far as price is concerned, but the L400 is meant for traveling business users who'll supposedly pay more (or get their company to) for portability.
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post #20 of 30
[quote]Originally posted by Belle:
<strong>
I realise the initial purpose of this thread was to compare how these products appear, but seeing as everyone started comparing specifications...

The iBook and the Latitude L400 are in different product spaces.

Notice these specs:

iBook - starting at 4.9lbs
L400 - starting at 3.4lbs

iBook - 12.7in x 10.2in x 1.35in
L400 - 10.7in x 8.66in x 1in

The L400 also has no internal media bay. Your choice of CD-ROM/DVD/combo drive is an external drive.

The L400 has a 700Mhz PIII, just 4MB of video memory, and a port replicator. Why? Because it's a light notebook, not a "Dell Dimension To Go".

It still shows the iBook in a good light, certainly as far as price is concerned, but the L400 is meant for traveling business users who'll supposedly pay more (or get their company to) for portability.</strong><hr></blockquote>

You would have to be extremely rich to consider that Dell over the iBook for portability issues. The Dell is barley over a pound lighter! Not just a pound, a difference of a 3 LBS notebook or a 4LBS notebook for a fraction of the cost and a better spec sheet across the board.

Dell should discontinue that line and make a dimension lighter and thinner. ALSO CHEAPER.

Oh yeah, thats why Dell sucks...er is it Wal Mart....er Chevy?
post #21 of 30
[quote]Originally posted by Macintosh:
<strong>You would have to be extremely rich to consider that Dell over the iBook for portability issues. The Dell is barley over a pound lighter! Not just a pound, a difference of a 3 LBS notebook or a 4LBS notebook for a fraction of the cost and a better spec sheet across the board.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Yes, you would, but it doesn't matter because as I said they're not competing in the same product space.

As sad as it may be, for the type of business user that would buy the L400, it beats the iBook hands down in one respect - it runs Windows.

Oh, it's also got a proper video port via the replicator, and seemless Windows networking, something essential for the traveling business(wo)man, and something the iBook doesn't have.

[ 01-25-2002: Message edited by: Belle ]</p>
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post #22 of 30
[quote]Originally posted by spotbug:
<strong>You know, it looks kinda TiBook-y to me. Still a shameless copy of Apple's work.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Well didn't the iBook's design come from the TiBook?
post #23 of 30
[quote]Originally posted by sapi:
<strong>100% copy...

I dare you to tell me what's different from the iBook</strong><hr></blockquote>

I bet it uses an Intel processor instead of one from IBM/Moto and probally runs Windows instead of MacOS
post #24 of 30
I don't know what are on the sites you guys have been posting, but could you post any pictures they may have? I don't want to give those sh!theads any more hits than neccessary.
post #25 of 30
No, no your right, they dont compete in the same product space. They dont because the iBook overlaps 3 product spaces in one. It overlaps the ultra portable space, pro sumer space, and consumer space all in one little package.

"Dell and others should be ashamed they havent built a product this cool and at this price."
post #26 of 30
sheesh Belle
post #27 of 30
those honkies gotta get a cap popped in em.
post #28 of 30
Both the iBook and TiBook are minimalist in design. It's hardly a blatant copy. It's like convergent evolution. Dolphins vs. sharks...

Similar, but different....very different.
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post #30 of 30
[quote]Originally posted by CaseCom:
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"Dude! You bought an iBook!"</strong><hr></blockquote>

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