Rampant Speculation on the XPS 700

Several of you have been asking specifically about the NVIDIA 590 chipset and the XPS 700. Other recent forums entries like Tom’s Hardware and CNET contain some misinformation that needs to be cleared up. What’s driving some of this speculation? For starters, our chipset had been identified incorrectly by two … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca August 24, 2006

Apple’s Notebook Battery Recall

Many of you have probably already seen that Apple announced a battery recall for some of its notebook batteries. I wanted to take a moment to commend Apple for taking this action to protect customers. Our recall is proceeding well, based on the positive feedback we’re receiving from our customers … READ MORE

Alex Gruzen August 24, 2006

PC Magazine Reader Satisfaction Survey

This morning, PC Magazine posted the results of their annual Reader Satisfaction survey.  Last week’s ACSI results showed that we are making improvements; PC Magazine’s results show that while our customers still have high brand loyalty towards Dell, our tech support and repair satisfaction ratings have plenty of room for … READ MORE

WW Customer Experience August 22, 2006

Correction: Letter O vs. Number 0 for Battery Recall

Need to correct earlier statements I made on this blog regarding entering your battery serial number (PPID) on the battery recall site. My sincere apologies for the misinformation. Here’s what I can say: The first 15 characters your PPID only contains zeros. The last 5 characters may contain the number … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca August 18, 2006

XPS 700 + Conroe Now Shipping

Lots of you are asking about the status of XPS 700.  Thanks for your patience. Since last week, we continue to ship more XPS 700 units with Pentium D processors.  Today, we have begun shipping Core 2 Duo-based XPS 700 units to customers. We’re currently shipping these machines in the U.S., Europe, Canada … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca August 18, 2006

A Few Days into the Battery Recall

Wanted to take some time to answer a couple of specific customer questions, and to comment a bit on external reaction to the battery recall. Will work to address more of the blog comments directly moving forward. Some customers have asked whether they can return or exchange newer systems. The … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca August 17, 2006

Virtualization… What’s the Big Deal?

View VideoFormat: wmvDuration: Virtualization—it’s been around for years, so why is it suddenly so hot? Big changes are underway that will make it mainstream in servers and even client systems. What has changed? First, the industry has started a transition from single- to multi-core processors… and on the horizon are … READ MORE

First Replacement Batteries Shipped to Customers

Spent a few more minutes with J.B. this afternoon in the midst of a very busy day for her and the team. She wanted to share more information on the progress we’ve made, and I am passing it on. J.B. confirmed that we’re already shipping replacement batteries. The first battery … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca August 16, 2006

Are You Sure My Battery is not Affected?

Some customers are wondering why some batteries Dell distributed during this time period are part of the recall and why other batteries are not.  Dell uses multiple suppliers and multiple battery pack form factors so not every battery is affected.  This recall is specific to battery packs produced with Sony … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca August 15, 2006

One Customer at a Time

It’s me again. I just talked to J.B. Johnson, Dell’s program manager for the battery recall, and I wanted to provide an update on how we're taking care of our affected customers. When the announcement went out last night, the phones started ringing. J.B. and her team were handling 500 … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca August 15, 2006

American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Results

I know everyone’s attention is rightfully focused on the battery recall, but wanted to get this post out there in conjunction with the release of the latest results from the University of Michigan ACSI study. Recent stories by Bloomberg and BusinessWeek discuss the results in more detail. Yesterday, I blogged … READ MORE

WW Customer Experience August 15, 2006
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