Laptop recommendation: Go get a Dell

by Vinaya HS on November 4, 2006

in Technology,The Mumbai Blog

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Since the past one week, I have been busy doing so many things that I haven’t found the time to blog. This isn’t good because writing for the blog ought to have been one of the many things! In this time, I have been witness to another great CRM experience.

Now you already know which laptop you should avoid buying. But do you know which laptop you should buy?

I recommend the one’s from Dell – their CRM is just too good if Darshan’s experience is anything to go by.

Here’s the story.

Recently, Darshan’s Dell Inspiron 630′s battery began to act up. He called Dell’s customer service centre, who promptly couriered a replacement battery and also gave him crystal clear instructions on how to replace the battery. No questions asked. No erroneous advise given. And most important, they trusted him – the customer. In fact, Dell is sending someone over to pick up the old battery.

It’s what I call, to quote Tom Peter’s, a Wow! experience.

Contrast this with my experience with Acer – I was the one who ran around, I was made to wait, I was forced to listen to foolish advise, and I was not trusted. What more can a company do to screw a customer?




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Yogeeta November 5, 2006 at 7:53 PM

how mad can one get?? i hope someone from acer reads this and improve things..

Vinaya HS November 5, 2006 at 9:01 PM

I am actually in the process of finding someone at Acer who I can forward these articles to.

shrinivasan November 26, 2006 at 1:03 PM

Can you give the number to call for battery replacement. my Dell Inspiron laptop has also conked off and i am trying to get this fixed. i bought it in the US, Can i still use the Indian #.

Vinaya HS November 26, 2006 at 4:54 PM

Hi Shrinivasan,

Try 1800-425-4026. You can get it serviced here although you bought it in the US.

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