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Apple laptops are everywhere.
the fact that 80% of windows users still use XP and the fact they ADVERTISE you can REVERT back to XP after buying Vista does, in my opinion, make it a failure. A colossal one even. It doesn't mean its a useless OS. My dad uses it and I get by just fine on it. But in the computer world where everything moves so quickly, to release something and advertise a move BACKWARD is pretty much a failure.
Well the Air doesn't have an optical drive -- but in MacBooks or (possibly, though perhaps less likely) MBPs they could certainly get much longer battery life. I'm curious, does the Air use Unibody and Lithium-Polymer batteries, i.e. did they get it BEFORE the macbook pros and Apple just did not bring it up until the MBPs came out?
I was assuming people would notice ... things like speed / usefulness with cores/gpus with opencl grand central; it just wouldn't be fancy new features, but still noticeable through its increased speed/security. Also, my favourite part of that article was seeing how applications, like AOL, fell out of use between 2001 and 2006.
ignoring the obvious, Dell would not pay 400 dollars per box. In many cases that would be as much as the computer already costs. I'm no economics major so i can't say definitively. I just have a sneaking suspicion that they can't play the OS X license game and expect to make more money than they are now. The economics would more closely be tied to a large license, i.e. 100 million or some large number to offer it on all (specific?) models. Doing that would completely...
I don't think you quite understand. If Apple licensed its OS to manufacturers who would then make hardware that sold for less, apple would lose Hardware revenue, which would have to be less than the Software revenue generated. That, according to Apple's high hardware margins (and high prices) would be incredibly difficult to do without grabbing substantially more marketshare. Licensing out to a few manufacturers is not really going to help anything, it would generate less...
It would also persuade me to start using it, as opposed to MS for Mac which I already own. If i buy a new computer that has iWork, and I like it, i'm likely to shell out the 80 dollar upgrade for the next iteration. I'm less likely to switch to iWork blindly. So, personally, I think it makes sense to include iWork for free: but I suppose it all depends on how well it is selling now, market share, etc., stuff that i'm in no means qualified to even hazard a guess at.
only one firewire 400 and 800 port? Actually I think people really WOULD complain about that
Initially I thought they might too. Silver is just too expensive I think, but if this ever comes about it could mean 8 hour removable batteries.
I figured the matte option could be a slightly underhanded upsell option. And to those saying "how come the 15" MBP has the removable battery?" Space, obviously. The 17" enclosure is big enough to make the new batter 8 hours - which, a couple years ago Steve Jobs said was their goal, to make a battery that will last a full work day - and a non-removable batter in the 15" that is only 6 or 7 hours wasn't desirable. Last point: if the battery lasts for 1000 cycles and has a...
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