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By Ickis-359662 ·
we are primarily a dell shop.

recently - there has been some conversation regarding switching vendors. one name mentioned is micron.

in the past - someone had mentioned to me that microns did not enforce QA, and tended to build their machinesfrom end-lot or odd-lot parts (which is how they kept them so cheap). does anyone know if this is true? is there somewhere where this information is published?

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by TheChas In reply to PC Hardware QA

There was a similar question posted a while back.

The general concensous was that Micron does not provide anywhere near the support that Dell provides.

Further, Micron has stepped into and out of a number of markets over the past few years trying to find a niche where thay can make a proffit.

I recommend that you stick with Dell.
If for no other reason, then that they are in the best financial condition of the major PC manufactures.
This is important in a corporate setting in that Dell is most apt to still be around 3 to 5 years from now.

Chas

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by Ickis-359662 In reply to PC Hardware QA

i agree with 'thechas' - and i have previously mentioned (in staff meetings) points similar to those he mentioned in his post. my fear is that they will not be compelling enough.

i thought that if i could find proof regarding their manufacturingpractices i would be in a stronger position.

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by MallardtooXX In reply to PC Hardware QA

I can tell you this. I answered a similar post a while back. I fell into the Micron Trap. I went for cheap instead of name brand. They only use end run parts. They will sell you "retail" and it will be oem. They are crooks! I am sorry but there is no other way to prove this but by buying a piece of their equipment and seeing it for yourself. They will not offer you support and they will also tell you it is your fault. I think it is interesting that Micron is still in business at all. They have never, ever, kept themselves into one market for more than 2-3 years. When it comes to stability you need to have a business partner that is willing to help you when you need it. Micron builds clones, dell builds dell, see what I mean? I am not a dell man but I would say you would be farther a head and garner much higher ROI if you stick with dell. Eventhough they are management if you show that they will get more money and use out of your dells than they would in support and upkeepfrom micron, they will respond. Sometimes management is a little too blind to see the forest, that is what the IT department is for.

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by csmith In reply to PC Hardware QA

I have visited the Micron HQ.
They had an attitude problem.
It probably didn't help that we are a whitebox VAR.
If you dump your PCs on a three year cycle, Dell, or COMPAQ/HP is fine. (for Big Companies w/ IT dept.)
If you are a small firm, and upgrade, a good whitebox VAR is the solution. (We have 40% of the PC market for a reason.)
(I had to put the plug in.)
Regards, Chris

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by leethax1860 In reply to PC Hardware QA

Your position should be on your knees with your mouth open you son of a *****...

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by rboggio1 In reply to PC Hardware QA

Our company bought Micron laptops for all the sales guys and field engineers about 4 years ago. 18 months ago there was a consolidated effort by most of the people using them to have them replaced. Everyone from the IT/IS department and the users rejected the Micron for a host of reasons that I can't list. We elected the IBM ThinkPad T-20 as the replacement. Not that any of that matters. 9 Months ago our regional office was broken into. A lot of equipment was stolen. Funny thing was every laptop (Toshiba, IBM and Dell) was taken along with a lot of other equipment. None of the Microns were touched and there were about 10 of them. 2 months later our sales team was at a multi-vendor conference and took a break. During the break thieves got to all the laptops left in the conference room. Again they took everything except the Microns. My thought is if a thief won't take it, why would you buy it?

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