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Actually, according to Wikipedia, it looks like these current macs can actually be seen as Monocoque in construction (and as unibody) - in which the external skin (which IS the chassis in these notebooks) contributes to overall structural rigidity and lessens or removes the need for any internal trusses. And it sounds cool too - kinda Euro and sexy: Monocoque Macs.......
The least impressive and most curious of the new releases. 1. Really expected a $100 price cut to reach out to a new segment of the socio-economic populace. That way lies market and mind share. I mean they do sell a $49 iPod, so they do have a concept of mass marketing. 2. And a 15" 1920x1280 model to make MB a "line" 3. And an 800 FW port - it can't be that expensive component-wise. (They didn't even add SD if I read right - which looked like a strategic...
User replaceable batteries! In a 2009 Apple product. Imagine!
Just saw the new iMac on CNBC. Certainly more than a "minor refresh" - and plenty of real estate! I withhold judgment tho' on whether Apple's finally produced a mouse I can live with.
Just saw the new iMac on CNBC. Certainly more than a "minor refresh" - and plenty of real estate! I withold judgement tho' on whether Apple's finally produced a mouse I can live with.
Me too. My reading of Apple, Inc (not Apple Computer, there is no such company anymore) tells me they only have fast-growing, fluid markets in their sights, not moribund shrinking ones:http://www.etforecasts.com/products/ES_pcww1203.htm#1.1 Apple's relatively low percentage of desktop sales compared to other PC makers reflects not (much) their design decisions or even pricing (the MB's and MBP's are as relatively pricey as their AC-tethered models), rather the fact that...
Have to disagree. This phenomenon is hardly limited to Apple. Desktops have been shrinking as a %age of sales of PC's for years and will pass unit leadership to portables next year. The domestic server market growth is anemic. Laptop/notebook and world server are the only real growth areas. Desktops aren't going away, but they're not where a focused growth company that recently removed "computer" from its name is going.....From: eTForecasts - Worldwide PC...
If Apple was going to bring out the MMMMT (mythical mid-range Mac mini-tower) they would have done so years ago when the market would have been bigger. I've watched the runes all that time and the reasoning is clear. Consider the article's figures:On its current roll Apple has done nothing for years but target the fastest-growing, most fluid, largest segments of markets it covets (or in the case of Apple TV one which is still waiting to become one). The mid-range...
Can't wait!At least this thread is filled with more reflection and less aggression. I can barely program "Hello, world" but I love following (as best I can) what's really happening under the hood.
I truly don't understand why whoever puts out these marketshare figures - or at least the hopefully intrepid journalists at AI - stated in terms of units - don't also always simultaneously put up the computer revenue figures. It stands to reason that with Apple's commanding share of the $1,000-and-up market for PC's - and companies like Acer being primarily in the sub-$400 market - that Apple would bump at least one place, maybe two when ranked by computer sales. And as...
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