Originally Posted by teckstud
I thought they had 100%.
Is the other 10% for the MAcBook priced at $999?
There are quite a few $1,000+ computers out there in the Windows world. In fact, retail computers which compete head-to-head with some of Apple's high-end machines never land below that number. You don't see them in retail stores much because the vast majority of PC traffic is focused on low-cost machines. I have a feeling you already know this, though.
Sure, there are people out there who buy a Mac for the image (which is still so strange to me as a long-time Mac user, including the dark days where almost nobody used one) but many are buying Macs for other reasons, such as the quality of the hardware and the operating system. I know dozens of families in my area alone who have purchased their first Mac in the last two years (former PC families) and not one of them purchased a Mac for any sort of image-related reason. Usually it comes down to the "it just works" observation, and none are disappointed.
This isn't just an Apple thing. There are many people who realize that quality is very important in a product like a PC (or a car, or a television, or kitchen appliances), especially when they aren't familiar with repairs and something silly like a virus removal can result in a $300 raping at GeekSquad. I struggle to recommend good PC manufacturers to friends and friends' family who want a new PC because so many of them have pushed so hard to reduce the price at the cost of quality (heck, HP made it official to their shareholders a few years back).
Comparing features on a Mac to features on a PC is like comparing features on a Windows Mobile phone to features on an iPhone. It dismisses so much of what actually leaves people happy with the products.