Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jul 2009 21:43 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems The number of Mac clone makers is growing by the week, so it seems. We have Psystar in the United States, a clone maker in Russia, another one in the UK, and PearC who now cover Germany, The Netherlands, France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. We can add a new one to the list, one that I personally thought was a fake, but is apparently very real. One that has a retail store. In California. Quo Computer (in case you're wondering, you use that thing on the right to navigate - it's weird).
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xnef1025
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2009-07-10

The only problem I have with an All-In-One setup is why would I want to trash my existing monitor to switch to Mac. They would get a lot more converts if they had a reasonably priced, decently spec'ed tower option. Pro or Mini as choices is like feast or famine for potential switchers.

Now when Apple decides to implement touch screens as the default in iMacs.... that could make switching seem more worthwhile.

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

The only problem I have with an All-In-One setup is why would I want to trash my existing monitor to switch to Mac. They would get a lot more converts if they had a reasonably priced, decently spec'ed tower option. Pro or Mini as choices is like feast or famine for potential switchers.

Now when Apple decides to implement touch screens as the default in iMacs.... that could make switching seem more worthwhile.


Ugh, you'd want to be constantly reaching up on the desk to touch your monitor when you could just use the keyboard or move the mouse? To each their own I suppose, but I know my arms at least would be dirt tired by the end of the day if I had to do that. On a laptop, now, that could have its uses.

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xnef1025 Member since:
2009-07-10

Not so much to use it exclusively, but having touchscreen available for certain uses would be a nice feature that could make a Mac switch much more attractive.

Doing a quick flip through your music albums to start something playing, checking a document that you saved to the desktop or a quick email check; those types of things are where a touchscreen could come in handy.

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

The only problem I have with an All-In-One setup is why would I want to trash my existing monitor to switch to Mac. They would get a lot more converts if they had a reasonably priced, decently spec'ed tower option. Pro or Mini as choices is like feast or famine for potential switchers.


Pretty much every computer sold these days in New Zealand include a monitor by default - and I've yet to see a regular end user (not the IT literate people on this site) recycle the monitor from their last computer on their new computer. I question whether there are the numbers in the US alone of people recycling old components when they use a computer - outside that of their external devices like an external hard disk or printer.

People don't switch because of the assumption that they can't continue as they always have; I've met so many people who have considered purchasing a Mac but then thought that they couldn't share files, Microsoft Office wasn't available (or a compatible suite), that their hardware wouldn't work. They are the issues that are holding back adoption - nothing to do with the desire of people to recycle old and rickety components with a new computer.

Edited 2009-07-11 02:36 UTC

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