Laptops for ladies

Computers. They’re mostly grey and ugly. Which, of course, means that us gals won’t go near them, and prefer to write everything out by hand, using those pink pens with fluffy bobbles on top. (I am currently dictating this post to my dog as I cannot bear to let my lovely little lady fingers touch the nasty, grey keyboard.) Luckily, Dell has come to our rescue with its range of ‘Della’ products, designed exclusively for women. These are laptops in lovely bright colours, small enough to fit in a handbag, and just perfect for emailing people, and checking the weather, movie times, or restaurant directions (according to the advert, because those are the only reasons us ladies use computers. Work?! Heavens, no!) Thanks, Della!

8 thoughts on “Laptops for ladies

  1. good god what year is it?! this is the computer equivalent of showing female car buyers the vanity mirror! how completely (sorry i have to use profanity; there is no other option) fucking insulting!

  2. just wrote the following email to dell customer service, and i feel so much better. aaah.

    ‘I’m writing re your ‘Della’ laptop product. I just wanted to say: get a fucking clue. Women work for a living, too. Why not build it with a vanity mirror and lipstick holder instead of a screen and tell us it’s perfect for us ladies?! Completely insulting. I’m glad I’m a Mac user.’

  3. Curious to see if there weren’t pink computers, I googled my way quickly to this:

    UK based Pink Computer has a niche. It’ll sell you a computer in any color you want, as long as it’s pink. The names read like a sex-shop catalog: Pink Predator, Pink Menace, and – inevitably – Pink Panther.

    People in the UK have all the fun!

  4. It just seems like such an old-fashioned and out of touch view. I’ve just complained about the same thing. I really don’t think this level of niche advertising helps anyone.

  5. pink laptops: you’ve missed the point and violated our policies to boot, so i’ve deleted your comment. ta!

  6. I can’t see why loving pink and being a feminist can’t go hand in hand, surely it’s all about being able to make a free choice, not being forced into one stereotype or another?

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