New Dell 17″ Widescreen Notebook, is Dell Giving Customers What they Want?

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CNet.com is reporting that Dell will be releasing its new 17″ screen notebook very soon.  Although Dell is slow to arrive at such a size notebook, Apple, HP and Toshiba have had such a size notebook on the market for a year, the company claims it has been due to a limited range of brightness and resolution available for 17″ screens and limited demand.  So Dell is deciding what it’s customers want, and it deems they did not really want a 17″ sized-screen until now.  They also believe customers have no interest in AMD processors, as indicated by CEO Kevin Rollins who said in an interview this week “customers aren’t really asking for AMD processors.”  So, let’s vote, is Dell giving you what you want and do you want to seen an AMD 64 processor based Dell notebook?

Inspiron 9000 Something

The new Inspiron 9000 series notebook that will have the 17-inch screen will compete with the HP zd7000,Toshiba P25/P35 and Apple PowerBook 17″ screen notebooks.  HP will soon be releasing a zd8000 notebook to replace the zd7000 series.  According to NotebookReview.com site visitors, you guys are really looking forward to another widescreen option notebook because in our last poll here are the results from the survey conducted:

Many manufacturers are now releasing Widescreen notebooks — in fact, some people are now finding it hard to get the notebook they want without widescreen. What do you prefer, a regular screen or widescreen LCD?

Yes, I of course want a widescreen to see more stuff   [70%]
No, widescreen seems to distort games and other programs graphics   [16%]
Does not matter to me really.   [14%]

People just flat out love widescreen displays!  We expect the new Dell notebook will sell well, even though the higher-ups at Dell have cold feet getting into the market because they see the 6% market share of 17″ notebooks as lacking.  My argument would be that Dell to a degree determines what the market can and will buy, so why not give customers more choice and see what happens?  In our next poll, let’s vote and let us know if you think Dell is providing you will all the choices you want.

Kevin Rollins says You Don’t Want AMD 64 Dell Notebooks

And in relation to this whole Dell deciding what you want, CEO Kevin Rollins said in a CNet article this week, “Advanced Micro Devices has gotten much better at producing technology, Rollins said, but he indicated that AMD would have to overcome several impediments before Dell would buy its processors. For one thing, Dell customers aren’t really asking for AMD processors.”  So, once again Dell is deciding what you want.  Let’s vote, would you like to have the choice of an AMD processor in your notebook or do you not care?

Check back to NotebookReview.com as we find out more about the upcoming release of the 17″ Inspiron and collect results from these polls.

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