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#31
| disMember

Originally posted by: dillichaat View Post

Doesn't sound excessive to me (except perhaps the being obsessed with a laptop part :) ).

like i said...

Originally posted by: brishti View Post

what is a scam are them amrikan laptops - having EVERYTHING outsourced in manufacturing their product/s :rolleyes:
ya ya - i know its not quite the same thing ;)

it aint 'bout monies - tis 'bout paying amrikan prices for a 'made in china' product.
wonder where the customer-support-service calls are routed to - ;)


dont make 'obsession' into an ugly word - it has its moments of revelations :D


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#32
| Professional cynic
it aint 'bout monies - tis 'bout paying amrikan prices for a 'made in china' product.
wonder where the customer-support-service calls are routed to -


Welcome to capitalism ;) But of course you can buy another one. Apart from my 'designed in Cupertino, CA, assembled in China' mac I have a small eee-pc on which I installed linux. Use it exclusively for my banking transactions. Perfectly secure, performant enough, no viruses and dirt cheap.
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#33
| disMember
none of them US brands manufacture any of their laptops in-house, do they ?
got one in mind - made in hell or wherever - i'm going for it :D
just a tad apprehensive about their after-sales-service - thats the crunch.
hopefully i wont get a bad apple ;)



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#34
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#35
| Professional cynic
Pre-ordering it or indeed, ordering and paying without on the spot physical delivery would anyway be a direct violation of my India financial survival rule 2: 'A rupee once handed over never returns, irrespective of what was agreed upon'. I quickly glanced at the sales agreement and the return policy and it looks like if it's been drafted by a battalion of cash-starved shysters. Even if it arrives DOA you'd still take a 10% hit and return shipping to India is at the buyers' expense. And as everyone knows, return shipping it and getting it past customs etc is not the easiest thing in the world.
"It is preferable to have a criminal for a servant rather than a fool because a criminal's actions are predictable and you can protect yourself against them, whereas there is no telling what a fool's next move will be.
#36
| Loud Noisy Bird
Interesting. This company flits across my browser screen from time to time, and, each time it does, I hope they will produce something good and affordable.

What I read today is pretty damning (thanks nycank) and points, at the very least, to a company whose management skills are pretty ropey. Apple and MS can work up excitement to get people queueing up around the block. That these people think they can, when they are unknown apart from a website that a few people have seen, is a bit crazy.

We'll see... I hope it is a genuinely viable product and it does work out ...
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#37
| Clueless

Originally posted by: Nick-H View Post

Interesting. This company flits across my browser screen from time to time, and, each time it does, I hope they will produce something good and affordable.


We'll see... I hope it is a genuinely viable product and it does work out ...


Originally posted by: dillichaat View Post

Pre-ordering it or indeed, ordering and paying without on the spot physical delivery would anyway be a direct violation of my India financial survival rule .


Pre-order something which is not even demo'ed ? Not even a working model ? No video ? That is called snake oil for now :)
#38
| Loud Noisy Bird
Yep... The impression I get from the site/blogs is of a company which is full of youth and enthusiasm, but short on management and decision making. I wonder if they have actually, really, fixed the spec, let alone started manufacturing, yet?

My instinct suggests that this may be a company with its shoelaces tied together. Would be unhappy to see them fall on their faces, but not surprised.
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#39
| Clueless

Originally posted by: Nick-H View Post

Yep... The impression I get from the site/blogs is of a company which is full of youth and enthusiasm, but short on management and decision making. I wonder if they have actually, really, fixed the spec, let alone started manufacturing, yet?

My instinct suggests that this may be a company with its shoelaces tied together. Would be unhappy to see them fall on their faces, but not surprised.


Remember this :yawn: and not so long ago 10$ Tablet Why sell snake oil ?

Now, the generic version of Vitamin V :whistling: that's another ball-o-wax :D
#40
| Loud Noisy Bird
Vaguely, I remember that. The one-laptop-per-child things seems to have gone very quiet. Tesco, in UK, used to have a computers for schools project: I thought that books for schools might have been more to the point.

Here's a link I picked up on another forum on the Adam. They don't even know how much duty will be charged on it yet! Perhaps I'm as old-fashioned about business as I am about books, but this does not seem to be the way to do it.

As to Vitamin V; I thought India had been keeping the world upstanding for years. Surely the "real" stuff is the rich and those whose drugs come courtesy of welfare or insurance!
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#41
| Clueless

Originally posted by: Nick-H View Post

Surely the "real" stuff is the rich and those whose drugs come courtesy of welfare or insurance!


Not with my insurance company or welfare here ;) However, those over 50, are given a complimentary 6pack :D when then go to the local doctor, if there are some symptoms :whistling
#42
| disMember

applied/assisted behavioural whatevers...

The missy was watching a cooking program the other day.

I said, "What you watching that for? You can't cook!"

She said, "You watch porn, doncha ???"




:brishti :p

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