Originally Posted by MusLtngBlue
Are you kidding me? Gamers make up a surprisingly large market when it comes to buying machines. I never thought I'd make a reference in my defense to this game :P, but see the post about WoW.
Gamers who buy a special machine, dolled up to play games, are a small percentage. People who just buy a newer, but average, computer to play games on, are in a bigger catagory. People who play games on their regular machine, are the biggest gamer catagory.
But they are all dwarfed by the people who never buy what a gamer would consider to be a gamers game, or who buy one rarely, "just to try it".
But how many people are in these professions compared to the rest of the spectra that all the other Apple machines cover? Not many... at least a 3:1 ratio. After all the costs to redevelop a case and hardware arrangement in the case, and so on with the R&D, it just wouldn't make a good enough profit.
I don't know, and neither do you.
But, they are just another bunch of people who want a smaller, lighter machine. It was just an example of some professionals who do opt for the 12".
The Mac has become the premier Java developement machine, even in Sun! So I would imagine that a lot of Java people might buy one.