April 10th, 2006

Homer Strangling Bart

Here we go with the add-ons....

I called Dell the other day to get a quote on some laptops. We need about 12 absolute utter bottom of the line as-cheap-as-possible laptops. We just need to run Windows and ONE program.

We don't need Office, we don't need Acrobat, we don't need XP Pro, we don't need a CD-ROM or floppy, we don't need more than a 2 Gig hard drive, and we don't need more than about 256 Megs of RAM, and we don't need a full-blown Pentium. Heck, we really don't even need batteries! If I could get a thin client that was compatible with a Verizon cellular modem, that would be perfect.

Dell's quote? $1222.67 each! WTF???

They started with their bottom of the line system, and started adding everything but the kitchen sink. Pentium M 740, 1 Gig of RAM, 80 Gig hard drive, XP Pro, CD-ROM, WiFi, Office, Acrobat. Gah! No, no, no, no!