Dell fixes Ubuntu laptop pricing
Dell Ubuntu Linux buyers were recently outraged when a price comparison between identical Inspiron 1420 laptops showed that instead of the Ubuntu system being cheaper, it actually ended up costing $225 more than the same laptop with Vista Home Basic Edition. This was after Dell had announced the week before that Ubuntu systems would be $50 cheaper than similar systems running Vista Home Basic Edition.
"Bottom line this was an oversight, pure and simple," a Dell spokesperson told DesktopLinux.com. "We will be posting a comment to IdeaStorm to that effect by tomorrow." In the meantime, Dell says that the prices have been reset to the appropriate prices.
The systems that were compared were Inspiron 1420s with Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 processors running at 1.5GHz, with a 667MHz FSB (front-side bus) and 2MB of cache.