Linked by David Adams on Sun 3rd Jul 2011 17:28 UTC, submitted by Jennimc
In the News Apple is likely to replace Hewlett-Packard (HP) as the global number one notebook vendor in 2012 if tablet PCs are included in the calculation of global notebook shipments, according to industry sources.
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RE[2]: Comment by smashIt
by spiderman on Tue 5th Jul 2011 08:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by smashIt"
spiderman
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2008-10-23

lower profit margin = lower average selling price = more units sold. If HP has lower profits margin then it wins the market. HP does indeed sell low cost computers but it also sells very expensive servers.

Computers are not just appliances. You rethoric focuses on mum and joe sixpack. You ignore that computers are used business, in all the pretty much any industry, in IT, in finance and banking, in governments, in research, in schools and many other fields. There are about 2 million IT workers in Germany, out a population of 80 million people and that number is increasing. Your mum surfing the internet and sending emails is just the visible part of the computer users, the one that Apple targets. HP targets those but also businesses, ERP, BI, CAD, etc. Apple ignores businesses, except maybe artists.

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RE[3]: Comment by smashIt
by burnttoys on Tue 5th Jul 2011 09:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by smashIt"
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2008-12-20

The users in business, industry, finance etc use the computer as an appliance just as they'd use a fax machine, photo copier, pager or mobile phone.

They don't investigate it, they don't program it - they might be using custom apps.

I'm not sure what "IT Worker" means but I'd also suggest that those who design website, for example, also use the machine as an appliance.

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