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: re: Mac price misconceptions
by Brad on Wed 7th Apr 2004 22:26 UTC

""This is exactly the problem I usually have with looking at a Mac, because I get charged for a modem, keyboard, mouse, and maybe an 802.11 adapter, all of which I will never use on a desktop system."

I've just got to ask...you don't use a modem,keyboard or a mouse?? Just what do you do with your computer?"

Well, I think he was talking about a phone modem, i think you can only delete this on the powermac, people increasingly don't need these. The mouse and keyboard, well, the apple mouse is something you throw away soon as you get it. I think this is something that makes people mad when getting a mac, you have to go buy a real mouse for it, at least with a PC you get something acceptable. For keyboard, eh well, some don't like mac keyboards. But maybe he has oen all ready he likes and wants to keap using, same could go for the mouse. Granted the same would apply here with a PC if he was keaping one he liked. The keyboard isn't really an issue, but apple really needs to offer a 2 button mouse option to people. It's 2004, the one button mouse only deal is pathetic, especialy on the laptops where there is no way around it (hooking mouse in a laptop is a step towards it being a desktop). What he didn't mention was the monitor to, they only offer one model that doesn't come with a monitor. People allready have monitors they shouldn't have to pay more to get something they don't need. Monitors should be seperate, people run completely differnt upgrade cycles there.