Originally Posted by extremeskater
First of all you keep coming back to Toshiba, no one has said Toshiba has been unsucessful making notebooks, what has been said is you can not compare Toshiba to Apple because unlike Toshiba, Apple could not survive without computing.
What has been said is that only companies depend on computer sales can be Tier 1 and I didn't know what I was talking about when it comes to the definition of Tier 1 (which I claim is soley based on volume of sales).
So, you can cite a source that supports your definition or you can change the topic like you just did.
The fact that Toshiba can or cannot exist without computer sales has ZERO bearing on the fact they sell more units than Apple. Therefore if Apple only sold notebook and did so at the same volume as Toshiba they would be MORE successful than they are today. NOT less.
Also in spite of what you might think the iMac is not a throw away system Apple would suffer greatly if they decided to discontinue the iMac.
Suffer perhaps but not go out of business. Which was Melgoss' assertion.
The world is not going moble ive been hearing that for 20 years and I work at one of the largest IT companies in the world.
So the massive increase in mobile sales is imaginary.
Desktop replacesments just aren't going to happen because heat and size are always going to be a factor not to mention cost. A MBP can not replace a Mac Pro the specs aren't even close.
I never said the MBP could replace the Mac Pro. It CAN replace the iMac.
There isn't a notebook out there that can replace my Windows system running raid 5 with two nvidia cards running sli, just not there. Not to mention 24" monitors are soon going to be common place, 22" already is.
There isn't a notebook out there than can replace my fully populated bladeserver either. So?
Other than the SLI everything else can be done. I run a 30" ACD from my MBP and can connect it to a raid box via eSATA.
Also the stock market is not always a true indicator on how a company is doing. If Steve Jobs kicked the bucket tomorrow Apple stock wouldn't be worth the paper its printed on.
So you're saying that Apple is doing poorly because Steve might die tomorrow?