Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
Did it kill Dell/HP/etc. Xeon sales?
The sad thing is that people think that's needed
There have been moments in time...where the Pro was king and should, in my view, still be.
But every time Apple 'had it' they blew it in my view.
The moved the tower wayyyyy out reach for many small business and artists in my view. That extra thousand 'just' to get on the ladder? Puh. See my post above.
Sure, the cpus haven't been updated by Intel...but Apple could have given us more ram, bigger hard drives, included a boot drive SDD, put a thunderbolt on the motherboard, put dual processor on the entry model, offer the latest gpus, DROP THE BEEPING PRICE!
In what universe do people still expect £2000+ for a nearly two year old machine with specs that ancient and turned over by PC towers costing wayyyy less?
It's where Apple's rigid upsell 'grid' comes unstuck.
They could use the same frickin' case and stick the consumer i7 with decent gpus in there for half the price losing the iMac screen getting you a consumer tower with more oomph. I wonder which they'd sell more of. The 'consumer' mini tower or the 'Pro'?
But even when they had the blue and white G3 tower, PC mags still thumped Apple for not including Monitors etc. Right now. If Apple offered me a tower in the iMac price range with a better gpu and allowing me to pick my monitor. I'd tear their arm off. And I love my iMac.
I get the whole Apple OSX and the premium branding thing. Np.
With iOS hardware and the laptops, they get it so right. But Wizard has a point about the desktop hardware.
I don't see Apple doing the X-Mac. As much as I'd like it.
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