A Rave about Korean Batteries

Dear Reader, I made it home from my father’s funeral late Monday night.  I was supposed to go back to work today, but I fell ill while traveling home and am home sick today.  It’s a severe cold.  I have a headache, sore throat, and I’ve been coughing a lot.  I hope I feel well enough to go back to work tomorrow.  I was fine when I left America, but I started getting sick on the trans-Pacific flight to Japan, where I caught a connecting flight to Korea.  I went to the store to buy some cold medicine and some new vitamins.  After getting sick while on my way to a funeral, I decided that I need to take better care of myself. 
As you may have heard, Dell Computer is recalling faulty Sony laptop batteries.  I checked to see if the Dell laptop I recently purchased uses one of the faulty batteries.  Although my model was one of the ones with faulty batteries, I had upgraded to a longer-life eight-cell Cadmium battery.  As a result, I don’t need to replace it.  What a relief!  Like many others, we’ve had difficulties with Dell customer service, and I wasn’t looking forward to relying on Dell to replace the battery.  I try to use Dell as little as possible now.  I thought it interesting that the faulty Sony batteries are made in Japan, a place typical known for the highest quality.  Where was my battery made?  Korea.  That’s right–Korean-made Dell laptop batteries are safer than Japanese-made laptop batteries.  That’s a little fact that I’m sure will make the Koreans happy.  Thanks, Korea!  When I upgrade our old television to a new one, I’ll definitely have to think about buying Korean.
  1. Wade

    Laptops… I probably would shy away from Dell, and go with Toshiba as my first choice…  Dell Desktops though, I have had wonderful luck with, have had many Dell desktops over the years and never problem with them.  I have never had to deal with Dell Customer Support, but I think a lot of people’s customer support in the computer industry is less than satisfactory, which is sad.

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