Dell: High-end graphics cards make your screen glossier ... what?

Dell: High-end graphics cards make your screen glossier ... what?

Summary: Don't let marketing near technical stuff!

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Since about a thousand of you have sent this in to me, I thought I'd throw it up here for a laugh.

If you head over to the Dell website and click on “Help me choose” in the graphics card section you get this informative image:

Here's a closer look at that image:

High-end graphics cards make your screen glossy ... or that's what Dell want you to think. I wonder if you've got dual GPUs whether that gives you an even glossier screen?

I know that it's hard to represent some things with an image, but this is one of the worst I've seen in a long time.

[UPDATE: Here are some funny 'tweaks' of the above image by Craig Grannell:

Hilarious!]

[UPDATE 2: According to the good folks at PC Pro, Dell has removed this image and offered an apology.]

Via Reddit - NSFW

Topics: Dell, Hardware

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  • RE: Dell: High-end graphics cards make your screen glossier ... what?

    Which card do I choose to make my screen matte(r) ie, NOT glossy?
    Geek10
    • RE: Dell: High-end graphics cards make your screen glossier ... what?

      @Geek10 Integrated graphics ;)
      Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
      • Talk about knit picking. I'm sure someone will point out that the screen on

        @Adrian Kingsley-Hughes <br>the left is wider then the screen on the right, so the comparison also is saying that<br>Dell is trying to say that High-end graphics cards make your screen even wider.
        William Farrell
      • RE: Dell: High-end graphics cards make your screen glossier ... what?

        @William Farrell

        A high end graphics card will let you pick higher resolutions which let you pick bigger screens... :)
        PollyProteus
      • When it comes to &quot;nit&quot; picking...

        @William Farrell

        If the high-end graphics card can do all that, why can't it make Windows work well?
        rahbm
  • RE: Dell: High-end graphics cards make your screen glossier ... what?

    how many gigabytes of RAM is needed in a laptop or desktop PC in order to experience such beautiful graphics is that ? :-)


    http://www.DrewryNewsNetwork.com
    Drewry
    • RE: Dell: High-end graphics cards make your screen glossier ... what?

      @Drewry 8GB ... not a MB more, not a MB less ;)
      Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
      • But... But would not screen get bigger with faster CPU?

        @Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: too bad Dell does not seem to notice this obvious truism.
        dderss
      • RE: Dell: High-end graphics cards make your screen glossier ... what?

        @Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

        thank you Adrian. That reminds me??? I'm good have to upgrade soon for my current 2 GB of memory :-)

        http://www.DrewryNewsNetwork.com
        Drewry
  • RE: Dell: High-end graphics cards make your screen glossier ... what?

    Clearly technical geniuses at work for Dell in marketing...
    dwb124
  • RE: Dell: High-end graphics cards make your screen glossier ... what?

    Hmmm. forgive me for being a skeptic, Or not being that observant, but where, exactly, does the add refer to glossy? Maybe it is the non-glare monitor connected to a discrete graphics card (also all Dell) I have that is preventing what seems so obvious to everyone else here. I see one screen with deeper color and another with washed out color and that is it.

    However; don't get me wrong in defending marketing people. I am still quite ticked about marketers decision to make 1GB = 1 Billion bytes rather than 1GB = 2^30 bytes......
    Freddy McGriff
    • RE: Dell: High-end graphics cards make your screen glossier ... what?

      @Freddy McGriff
      Because the general public will be perplexed if you tell them that 1GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes.
      How about the "dynamic contrast ratio" scam that sales-people try to shovel your way when shopping for a flat screen?
      MG537-23482538203179240121698430309828
    • RE: Dell: High-end graphics cards make your screen glossier ... what?

      @Freddy McGriff That's exactly it though. The marketing people are trying to say that the difference in picture is because of buying a pricey graphics card that most people won't use. Essentially that graphics cards make the screen clearer, which is silly.
      Aerowind
  • RE: Dell: High-end graphics cards make your screen glossier ... what?

    Is Dell selling used cars?
    lna2000
  • RE: Dell: High-end graphics cards make your screen glossier ... what?

    Even the Dell logo at the bottom of the monitor seems clearer with the "High-end" graphic card despite the fact that the logo is not in the picture <img border="0" src="http://www.cnet.com/i/mb/emoticons/happy.gif" alt="happy">
    lepoete73
    • RE: Dell: High-end graphics cards make your screen glossier ... what?

      @lepoete73 LOL!
      Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
    • RE: Dell: High-end graphics cards make your screen glossier ... what?

      @lepoete73
      you're right. All the stickers affixed on the screen are clearer, maybe they sold their high en graphic cards with a screen wiper :)
      didier.m.rousseau@...
      • RE: Dell: High-end graphics cards make your screen glossier ... what?

        @didier.m.rousseau@... looks like they already know how to use photoshop LOL
        wiseman2011
  • RE: Dell: High-end graphics cards make your screen glossier ... what?

    Do they send me a free bottle of Windex to make my screen so shiny you can hear the sparkles come from it? (*bling* *bling*)
    That's about as bad as the allergy medication commercials where your vision goes from fuzzy to "Claritin Clear". :D
    ZStoner
  • RE: Dell: High-end graphics cards make your screen glossier ... what?

    They must have hired some marketing people from QVC.
    parkerjgpatton