SpoonyDell
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Why no SSD option?

Why is there still no SSD option for inspirons, optiplexs and XPS without going to the highest spec?

I just want a basic cpu/gpu pc with ssd. The price of ssds is not that expensive these days.

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Re: Why no SSD option?

 

That is our business model to maximize profit. If we offered SSD in the lower configurations, consumers would then not buy the higher cost configurations.

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SpoonyDell
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Re: Why no SSD option?

Why not offer lower SSD capacities for lower spec and higher SSD capacity for higher spec? That still maximizes profit while giving users the benefit of SSD. In this day and age, SSDs should be standard on all modern PCs. Once suppliers are offering this option and Dell will no longer be competitive sooner or later.

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Tesla1856
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Re: Why no SSD option?


@SpoonyDell wrote:

In this day and age, SSDs should be standard on all modern PCs. 


Agreed. This one simple component would make all computers faster and more reliable. As far as the smaller disk-space provided ... most Casual users only use a fraction of their main (spinning-platter HDD) drive anyway. The Power-users are using more USB3-HDD, FlashDrives, NAS, and cloud-storage these days.

Remember the old Dell website? Sure, there was pre-build Express-Ship computers, but there was also ... a single custom-config and you could customize it however you wanted (within the config rules and component requirements).

You would think that now-days (with so much integrated-into the motherboard) it would be the same or better. However, it seems worse and more convoluted. 

But if that is Dell's answer ...

If you have the skills (and have time to mess with it) ... config and buy with the cheapest spinning-HDD. After you are sure it's working fine, clone it to a famous-maker SSD yourself (likely purchased from Amazon or Newegg). If Dell doesn't want extra money, then they don't have to take it. 

Re-purpose and use the spinning HDD for data-file storage or backups.


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SpoonyDell
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Re: Why no SSD??


 

@Tesla1856 wrote:

 

Remember the old Dell website? Sure, there was pre-build Express-Ship computers, but there was also ... a single custom-config and you could customize it however you wanted (within the config rules and component requirements).  

Yes I remember the old Dell config where you can change almost all part options on both desktop and laptops. Now you can't even change basic options like hard disk, ram let alone cpu/gpu. I can't recommend Dell to someone else knowing the most critical component ie. the SSD is not included unless you pay $$$. 

 

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ejn63
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Re: Why no SSD??

In the days when the big PC vendors (Dell, Gateway, etc.) assembled their own systems in their own plants, configuring was easy.  

Now, both notebooks and desktops are built by contact manufacturers and never see the inside of an assembly plant owned by the company whose name is on the outside.  

There are still assemblers that build custom systems to order but these tend to specialize in the high end of the market - gaming, workstations, etc. 

There's a reason why you can't build a sub-$500 system yourself for less than the big names do - volume.  They're built in volume as cheaply as possible.  That doesn't allow for custom configuration.