Linked by umad on Thu 25th Aug 2011 22:51 UTC
Apple I thought OSNews would be a good forum to talk about a matter that has been weighing on my mind lately primarily because the site has been so focused on Apple's patents and litigation as of late. The news that HP, the largest PC manufacturer in the world is spinning off or getting out of this business is what really prompted me to write this article.
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RE: Comment by Soulbender
by JAlexoid on Sun 28th Aug 2011 20:54 UTC in reply to "Comment by Soulbender"
JAlexoid
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Except that the Macbook and iPad are comparatively expensive.


They are expensive. PERIOD. Just like a €100'000 Ferrari is expensive. Their value is appropriate for the price, but they are expensive nonetheless.

My first PC that I could use for programming cost $600. If Apple style pricing would have dominated the industry, I probably would have ended up as a builder or something like it(due to lack of experience in programming).
If Apple wins and destroys all PC manufacturers today - Indians, Russians and Brazilians are screwed. As basically no one there can afford $600(+$200) for a Mac Mini(+Display) or $1000 for an Apple laptop.

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