Robert McLaws: Windows Edition

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Dell: When Are You Going To Wake Up About Tablets?

Todd Bishop at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer talks about Lenovo's new Tablet PCs, and how Dell is the only major player NOT in the Tablet market at this point. Quote the Raven:

"We have no immediate plans to get into the Tablet PC business," said Dell spokeswoman Anne Camden. "The market is still very small."

Oh Dell. How can such a smart company be SO DUMB? Whoever you have crafting your strategy there whould be fired. If you can't do it, get Trump to do it for you.

One of the main reasons the Tablet business is so small is because you're not playing in it yet. Wake up and smell the consumers! You guys are the #1 marketer to the average computing consumer. If you guys had a Tablet, a smart ad campaign from the Dell Dude (fresh out of Rehab or wherever), and had the same financing options you do now, you'd have a LOT more Tablet sales.

You guys used to take risks. You guys used to be innovative. Why are you relegating yourselves to being the last to the table out of sheer ignorance? Any move you make at this point will only leave people saying "Where the hell have you been?"

Ugh. Maybe they'll get with the program by the time Longhorn gets here. Yeah, right.

Posted on Jun 06 2005, 08:47 AM by rmclaws2k
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  • rdawson said:
    Dell's strategy is to explicity not enter markets with margins, and they seem to be doing pretty well at that.
    June 6, 2005 9:34 AM
  • Robert McLaws grabs Dell by the collar and slaps them silly for not having a single Tablet PC in their lineup because "the market is too small." One of the main reasons the Tablet business is so small is because you're not playing in it yet. Wake up and smell...
    June 6, 2005 12:19 PM
  • adacosta said:
    I wrote about this myself, and I think Dell is the catalyst for bring the Tablet PC to market mainstream.

    http://spaces.msn.com/members/adacosta/Blog/cns!1ppieQf0aF6k7J0XYrJfhfMQ!1310.entry
    June 7, 2005 2:30 PM