Apple pwns high end PC market

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  1. Peyomp

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    I bet Ferrari captures the majority of the cars-over-$200k market, but that's not saying much.

    I would be interested to know how many of those Macbooks they sold are still running OSX.
     
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    The average PC price is $700. They own $1000+. More like... Lexus to Toyota, than Ferrari. And its not even that much of a differential. Maybe Acura/Honda is better?
     
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    I think I see the problem here. If you go to the store, you will have a hard time finding Windows PCs selling for over $1000. To buy the higher priced Windows PCs, you will primarily need to purchase it over the Internet. Those sales are not included in the NPD numbers.
     
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    yeah i am inclined to agree here.

    of the 19 computers over $1000 at BB right now, 6 of them are MAC's and 3 are digital audio workstations. the others are PC's, however more of the touch screen and special purchase variety. that leave 6 of 16 computers over $1000 a MAC (37.5% of them). I would think that most PC users who are spending more than $1000 on a computer would be custom building it, or purchasing it online.
     
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    Thats a pretty good point.
     
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    I'm really hard pressed to find a reason to buy a mac. Just saw an ad for a $1200 macbook with a 2.26ghz proc, 2gb ram (i think), 160gb hdd, 13.3'' screen, LED Backlit. I bought a 15'' gateway refurb fo $740 two years ago with 2.0ghz, 4gb ram, 160gb hdd and XP MCE. The OS and a slight performance boost aren't worth double (considering how much my gateway would cost now)
     
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    The biggest reason is that when I open it, its on. I'm not kidding. I've never seen another computer do that. If I could have an Ubuntu notebook that was light and did that, I'd own one.
     
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    meh, I'll eventually get one.
     
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    It's called Suspend To RAM. It's available on most x86 hardware nowadays, but it's very rarely used because getting reasonable battery life out of a suspended machine requires hardware that can run stably at very low voltage.
     
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    Why is Apple the only ones that can pull this off in a notebook? Seriously, you'd think someone else woulda done it by now. I'd buy their shit. No joke.
     
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    Every modern laptop (and desktop) is capable of this. Apple didn't do this first... All this does is shut everything off except the voltage required to maintain the integrity of the data in RAM... meaning it will turn back on immediately (90% of the time you are waiting for your computer is when it is loading data from the disk to RAM to be executed, especially the OS when booting). The computer I built in 1998 was capable of this.

    :ugh:
     
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    BUT NONE OF THEM DO IT. I've seen a lot of notebooks, and none has instant on but Macbooks.

    Why?
     
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    You mean they don't do it by default? You have to manually tell it to suspend to ram, my piece of crap HP laptop does it, you just have to tell it to.
     
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    i've never had a pc laptop do it well, but I havent had one in a couple of years :dunno:

    macs have it really down, only a few percent battery loss per day, pull the battery out (or if it goes flat) and the data is picked up from the hd instead of ram..
     
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    In the land of PC its called Hybird Sleep.
     
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    As the man says...

    They run out of battery power, so it doesn't really work. It also takes a while to actually resume the OS, its not literally instant.
     
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    <insert mac bashing bullshit here>
     
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    <insert PC bashing bullshit here>
     
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    If thats true, point me to the model that does it - with a long sleep time - and I'll buy it. I need a Linux notebook. I've never seen it. All PC users are like, "I wish my shit started right up like that." Its the single killer feature of the macbooks that people pay a premium for.
     
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    It's not hard when all apples are over 1k anyway :ugh:
     
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    my mom's Dell Studio 15 w/Vista does it :dunno:
     
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