Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 21:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Last week, HP killed its webOS devices unit. Over the weekend, the company slashed the prices on the TouchPad. The result? The TouchPad sold out completely in a matter of hours. This confirms what I've been hearing from friends and family: "I'd love a tablet, but I'm not paying laptop money for one."
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RE[5]: Interesting experiment
by karunko on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 17:23 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Interesting experiment"
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"Please, define "world's best". According to whom or what?.

Well the Apple app store has the most apps and sells the most apps and makes developers a lot more money than any other app store. Thus best [...] It's not rocket science.
Only if you are ready to accept that, say, Lady Gaga is the best musician ever because she sells more records than [obscure or semi obscure musician of choice]. ;-) And I find rather odd that, all of a sudden, bigger means better while not until too long ago it was all about "quality". Looks like fat numbers are important only when they're good for you.

"Okay, where is my headless desktop then? And no, the Mac Pro doesn't really qualify.

Mac Mini - duh!
As I said:
- Can you replace the RAM? Check.
- Can you replace the hard disk? No.
- Can you have more than one? No. (Unless you go for the server version).
- Can you replace the graphics card? No.

Also, no matter how sleek the design is, it still represents very poor value for money.

Competitors have struggled to match the iPad in build quality and price and when they come close they make far less money than Apple. Its a similar story with the Macbook Air, competitors cannot match the unibody build quality and price and have been begging Intel unsuccessfully for special discounts

I asked before and I'll ask again: please explain how this is good for me as a consumer.


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