Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Mar 2012 22:17 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems For years and years now (since the first G4 iBooks), whenever someone asked me for advice about what laptop to buy, my standard answer was simple: get an Apple laptop. Doesn't matter which one. Apple was so far ahead of the competition it just wasn't funny anymore. This past weekend, though, marked the end of an era for me: for the first time, I advised someone to get an Asus ZenBook instead.
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"But that applies to the other point as well. Both claims are at best skewed* by personal experience and at worst wrong.

I did not claim either of you were incorrect or otherwise, I was simply pointing out that your perception may be limited given how plenty of people do in fact sell their used equipment, e.g. some corporate purchase orders have resell value as a consideration parameter.

For example, I know plenty of people who purchase Apple HW because they assume its resale value will subsidize their next purchase/replacement. Does that meant every person buying a laptop cares about resale value? No.

* I assume that explains your exercise in comparing apples (global laptop sales) to oranges (a couple US-Based re-sellers) ;-)
actually... They're both global figures. The USA only accounts for around 12% of that figure (if you want I can grab the link for that figure.) it is possible that the us is atypical but considering I'd have to be off by 5x the number of used laptops for my point, that most people don't consider laptop resale value, to be wrong.

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