Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 21:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Last week, HP killed its webOS devices unit. Over the weekend, the company slashed the prices on the TouchPad. The result? The TouchPad sold out completely in a matter of hours. This confirms what I've been hearing from friends and family: "I'd love a tablet, but I'm not paying laptop money for one."
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RE[8]: No, it isn't.
by kristoph on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 15:16 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: No, it isn't."
kristoph
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2006-01-01

Apple's 13-inch macbook pro sells best because it's the cheapest OSX-running laptop that isn't a piece of junk. As it happens people need OS X specifically for some tasks like media editing (legacy reasons play a big part there) or iOS development (iOS currently playing a big part in the mobile ecosystem).


Are you seriously suggesting that Apple makes 3 of the top 5 best selling laptops on the strength of purchases from media creators and software developers?!?

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RE[9]: No, it isn't.
by Neolander on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 15:24 in reply to "RE[8]: No, it isn't."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Yes.

Geeks also play a role in the Mac audience, though, either when they use the machines (because OS X can be a better fit than Windows for the minority of geeks who need no Windows software* or don't feel ridiculous when spending most of their time in a Windows VM) or when they suggest other people to use it.

But I don't think this is a significant part of the Mac audience as compared to the rest.

* (And again you need to buy a mac if you want to use OS X)

Edited 2011-08-23 15:26 UTC

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