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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Chronos, May 25, 2010.

  1. Chronos

    Chronos Junior Member

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    I'm sitting here wondering why Apple didn't create an affordable netbook or laptop, preloading Office and selling it.

    I understand the iPad has been successfull, but I would SO buy an Apple netbook at an affordable price, and I'm sure other college students, or young people in general would too.


    Anyone else ever wonder this?
     
  2. IcedCube

    IcedCube Junior Member

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    Because they couldn't get a 60% profit margin then? (Before taxes.) Honestly, the shit they can pull on their gullible, zealous and buy-eager fanatics.
     
  3. Chronos

    Chronos Junior Member

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    I do agree, but with Apple's BRAND so brandable right now (making consumers gulible), it would seem like they would try to snatch up some market share in the core part of there business, computers.


    I don't know. Business school is making me look at business, global and local, alike and thinking "wtf mate"?
     
  4. wowhaxor

    wowhaxor Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Because Apple now makes its money from selling trendy stuff that costs a lot more than the competition but you're not cool unless you have the Apple version (ipod - every other mp3 player in the world thats way cheaper/iphone - every other smart phone in the world thats way cheaper most of which don't have gay many year contracts with raping monthly fees - ibook/most all pc laptops that are cheaper and do the same damn thing).
     
  5. skagenweb

    skagenweb BANNED BANNED

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    They made the MacBook air
     
  6. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    i totally agree with M.A.D & wowhaxor

    if Apple would sell their products on the same prize as the others, the products would lost their magic and people start to think about buying something else than Apple, because it's not the most expensive, so it could be there's something which is better than Apple, but if it's the most expensive it should be the best choice, they think

    but Apple also have some products what others don't, like the MacBook Air & iPad

    and it's also a funny thing, if i want to buy an Apple product in my country i only can do that for ~1,5x prize than it costs in the States, so i don't do that very often :), i buy only iPods, since they released the first generation of Shuffle (when portable CD players were most common than mp3 players), i can't imagine myself with any other mp3 player than iPods (i have nanos, shuffles and i love them), i can't explain it, but they have something (soul? - the last generation talking shuffle :)) what other mp3 players don't
     
  7. dvdgangster

    dvdgangster Junior Member

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    all the beautiful people buy apple :)
     
  8. eazy333

    eazy333 Newbie

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    The people who cant afford apple dont buy it. That's what makes the difference.