[Cialug] distro for ibook
afan at afan.net
Tue Dec 8 10:05:11 CST 2009
Dave Weis wrote:
> Afan Pasalic wrote:
>> I should read before I hit the send button :-)
>> one thing is not clear to me. Is there REALLY good reason why apple
>> computers are soooo expensive? hardware quality can't be the answer
>> because the same hardware configuration with Win on it is at least 30%
>> less, some times more then 50% less.
>> the cheapest macbook now is $999. I bought toshiba laptop few months ago
>> for $550 with, I think, superior hardware. if macbook was $600 or $650 I
>> would buy a one. but to pay $400 apple logo on compuer? c'mon...
>> I think with these prices Apple will never reach more then 10% of market
>> share. more often I think they play kind of "noble product" game. only
>> "special people" (rich?) can have it. lice cadillac or mercedes or
> Let's say it costs $100 to build a specific computer. If you sell the
> computer for $110 you will net $10 and sell 1000 of them. Your net
> profit is $10,000. If you sell it for $200 you will net $100 profit per
> machine and sell 200 of them. Your net profit is $20,000. Which business
> do you want to operate?
I got it. but, with $110 you have 1000 clients they pay for
upgrade/update/maintain, comparing to 200 clients if you sell $200 a
and, if the market is 10,000, with 1000 you have 10% of market. with 200
you have 2%.
and, why then HP, Lenovo, Ford, Nike are not doing the same?
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