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Re: using laptops for music
The problem for me is, you're starting to get into the price range
where I'd rather have an Orville...
On Oct 25, 2005, at 8:38 PM, Kris Hartung wrote:
>> hmm ... 2.3 gHz processor ... 14.1" display ... 1 gB primary memory,
>> 100 gB secondary memory ... 3700 USD
>> why is this thing 1200 USD more expensive than a new 17" 1.67 gHz
>> powerbook with the same memory?
>> i thought that macintoshes were more expensive? wtf?
>> Eric Williamson
> Well, if I was obnixious, I would say because it kicks ass. :)
> But seriously, I believe it has partly to do with supply and
> demand, and
> what comes with these commercial boxes. You don't see fortune 100
> buying hundreds of thousands of MACs for their workplace.
> Companies like
> this buy really robust commerical boxes that come loaded with all
> sorts of
> other goodies for networking, support, security, extensive support
> wireless, etc. You might find it interesting that Intel supplies
> most of
> their entire workforce with ThinkPads....hmmmm...now, given the
> they have with all PC manufacturers and the propietary inside
> they have access to because their engineering teams work together
> on product
> development, why would they do that that? wtf? :) Most of these
> with hundreds of thousands of employees are buying commercial boxes
> from the
> likes of IBM, HP, and Dell (this makes up approx. 85% of commerical
> pc sales
> for enterprise level companies).
> Secondly, remember, a 2.3gHz for a Centrino based notebook performs
> a lot
> more efficiently than a 2.3gHz non-Centrino Intel based processor.
> literally screams past the MAC 1.6gHz. Did you know that MAC plans
> to use
> Intel processors in their future desktops? Why would they do this?
> Intil keeps pushing the edge of processor performance and MAC wants
> a piece
> of the action. Not notebooks yet. Another tid bit, IBM sold their
> entire PC
> line to Lenovo. We'll see probably see a brand name change eventually.
> Thirdly, let's look at what else is under the hood of some of the most
> expensive boxes for IBM, HP, and MAC:
> IBM T Series:
> MAC PowerBook:
> Anyway, there are other factors at stake here. I'm just
> highlighting a few.
> Moreover, Travis basically linked to one of my dream boxes.