Originally Posted by Lemon Bon Bon.
As opposed to expensive Macs with underperforming laptop components? Or even more expensive Macs with laptop components?
Melgross complaining that the PC market doesn't offer choice? Well, on my Apple Mac planet...we have...a Mac Mini biscuit tin. A laptop in a biscuit tin. £500. No k/b or mouse or Monitor. Or a...a laptop on a stick! £995 to start with. For even more more than a laptop! Or...laptops. But these really are laptops. Or a thinner laptop called an 'air'. Ok. All expensive...*peruses. Ok. What about an Apple 'PC' that does anything remotely similar to the PC market? oh? The Pro? Ah. That will cost you £1800 for the entry model Sir. WHAT? Yes. £1000 more than the cheapest PC quadcore. Are you insane? Nope. Are you saying we really don't have a 'cheap' quadcore for less than £1800?
Yes. We only do expensive.
That's your choice Sir.
Lemon Bon Bon.
What you write is true. To add onto it, I currently believe that this mentality alright considering Apple's goals, though.
Apple doesn't want the most high powered device; it wants a device that can do a lot. As underpowered as their selection may seem compared to current offerings, their current component upgrade track makes more sense considering their goals. Despite better, more powerful components available, i7 PC's provide little added benefit to the average consumer while using more energy and taking up more space.
Apple's offerings have plenty of power for average usage of their target audience, but they also look nicer, have an arguably better overall usage experience, and look cool.
People feel good using their products, get their needs met, and feel happy with the overall product.
Allow me to say that again: People's needs are met, and people feel happy because of the product. That's where they excel, and sell.
In a world where nobody cares to learn what the hell an i7 is because their Mac does everything they want and more, Apple rules.