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Apple I love OSNews, but it does seem like some of its editors enjoy just a little too much taking a good natured jab at Apple upon occasion (well, more like every chance that particular editor can get). I thought it time for a little good news and analysis about Apple that critics often overlook.
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RE[3]: I'm A Little Surprised...
by pos3 on Fri 17th Sep 2010 06:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I'm A Little Surprised..."
pos3
Member since:
2010-06-25

Well Apple has always said they wouldn't know how to make a sub-$500 laptop that wouldn't suck.

Aren't the components manufactured in china? Hence cost of components should be similar to other dell/hp components. What we are paying extra would be brand and design.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

You're pretty much right. What I think they meant by that statement is, they can't keep to the same build quality and finish as the MacBook, in a 10-inch form factor, at $500 or lower and still make a profit.

Granted, that statement was made two years ago and since then netbooks have generally increased in quality while staying at or below that price point. I still maintain that the current MacBook is about as low as they're willing to go when it come to price vs performance.

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dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

So sell it for more than $500. Lots of companies have high end 10-11" notebooks which cost over $500. So that is a bullshit excuse. If Apple ever released essentially a 10-11" macbook Air, I'd happily buy it even if it cost $1000. And you know that if Apple wanted to make a laptop that size they have the design skills to make it the best in market.

My take is that they knew the iPad was coming and they knew that a 10-11" laptop would compete directly with the iPad and thus wanted to stay out of that market. However they couldn't say anything about the iPad some they just made up some lame excuse that doesn't even make sense.

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