Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 7th Apr 2004 05:50 UTC
Apple By most counts, they're a hit. But they were intended to woo new users to the fold, yet Mac market share has only budged -- lower, says BusinessWeek.
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re: consumer mindset
by Brad on Wed 7th Apr 2004 17:26 UTC

"I work part time at futureshop and I have to say that its very difficult to persuade someone to buy a mac. This happened just a few days ago while I was showing someone a G4 1.0GHZ powerbook

<customer> Wow thats kind of expensive and its only 1GHZ

<me> Actually Ive had people tell me that this performs aswells as an AMD-2500+ which is about 2.1GHZ. "

Gee wonder why the customer wasn't following you, maybe because you were bullshitting him. A 1.0 GHZ g4 is at best equal to a 1.5 ghz athlon, and thats probable being generous to the athlon. PPC being twice as powerful hasn't been close since the days of just a few hundred MHz. As the years went by the gab closed massively.

Yes a 1.0 ghz G4 is faster then a 1.0ghz athlon, but you can't over sell the G4, you have to be honest and tell people that it's a slower computer. The problem is Apple tried pushing the idea that they were faster then PCs for years when they were not. And you can only do that so long before people catch on. Apple should be at the G6 now, but since they failed to get a new cpu out the door they got hurt. No it's not moto or IBMs fault. Apple could have gone to something else, they could have gave them a kick in the ass to get moving. Now who knows if they will hit 3.0 ghz by august like they said. 5 months away and they are at 2.0 still.