Dell Releases New iBook

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
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...



[ 01-25-2002: Message edited by: murbot ]</p>
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  • Reply 1 of 29
    Now Dell can say that he came out with the first white notebook computer. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 2 of 29
    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!



    [ 01-25-2002: Message edited by: MacsRGood4U ]</p>
  • Reply 3 of 29
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    Those ****in copycats. I hate Michael Dell, I really do.
  • Reply 4 of 29
    satchmosatchmo Posts: 2,699member
    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.
  • Reply 5 of 29
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    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
  • Reply 6 of 29
    sapisapi Posts: 207member
    100% copy...



    I dare you to tell me what's different from the iBook
  • Reply 7 of 29
    spotbugspotbug Posts: 361member
    You know, it looks kinda TiBook-y to me. Still a shameless copy of Apple's work.
  • Reply 8 of 29
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    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.
  • Reply 9 of 29
    sebseb Posts: 676member
    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!
  • Reply 10 of 29
    sebseb Posts: 676member
    Then again, it could be a photoshop'd L400:







  • Reply 11 of 29
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    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
  • Reply 12 of 29
    [quote]Originally posted by seb:

    <strong>Then again, it could be a photoshop'd L400:







    </strong><hr></blockquote>



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



    perhaps a new color scheme?
  • Reply 13 of 29
    Yeah, I think it's the Latitude L400 also. Maybe it looks whiter under different lighting...??
  • Reply 14 of 29
    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
  • Reply 15 of 29
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    [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&amp;DGVCode=BA&quot; target="_blank">http://www.dell.com/us/en/bsd/topics/segtopic_100_off_banner2.htm?mc=%M&amp;DGVCode=BA&lt;/a&gt;



    There it is.
  • Reply 16 of 29
    ferroferro Posts: 453member
    @&;!*$#!!!



    I Hate DELL!!!



    E PLURIBUS UNIX

    ------------------------------------





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  • Reply 17 of 29
    sebseb Posts: 676member
    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:











    <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 18 of 29
    bellebelle Posts: 1,574member
    [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.
  • Reply 19 of 29
    [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?
  • Reply 20 of 29
    bellebelle Posts: 1,574member
    [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.



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