Gartner Says Three of Top 10 PC Vendors Out by 2007

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2003
  2. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Location:
    New Zealand
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Location:
    London, England
    #3
    Fujitsu & Fujitsu Siemens are different ;)
     
  4. 24C macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2004
    #4
    Only Dell made a profit?

    "only Dell has consistently been profitable in the past several years"...

    Pretty loose statement re different marketing/ retail models of the 10, so have the others been cooking the books badly? Anyway, it's nice to see Apple making a top ten:)
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Location:
    London, England
    #5
    Dell pay for no R&D what-so-ever. They just buy what already exists is massive quantities, put it together and ship it out. Where as the likes of HP & IBM invest heavily in their R&D.
     
  6. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Location:
    New Zealand
    #6
    Really? I'm just going to be American and scream 'Lawsuit!' :D

    Reminds me of an ISP ranking thing the local newspaper did the other day. Listed MSN in top position with something like 45% of all customers :eek: followed by the ISP I'm using at 20% (listed as TelstraClear), followed by a third ISP, and then my ISP again with 12% (listed as Paradise - which is owned by TelstraClear). I think I eventually decided that they were listing broadband and dialup customers separately.
     
  7. TomSmithMacEd macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2003
    Location:
    Fargo, ND
    #7
    Apple has been profitable for years now hasn't it?
     
  8. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

    Macmaniac

    #8
    This is a very poor article. It just mentions the articles and goes into very little detail. And FYI Apple has posted a profit for awhile.
     
  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    Joined:
    May 19, 2002
    #9
    Basically yes, but no mega-profit numbers.

    But there are a whole heck of a lot of Form 4s being filed for Apple since 3.24.2004 (insider sales) -- and a big interest in Apple at the same time.

    So it probably flew under the reporter's nose, and he thought the company was only profitable during the runup.
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    #10
    Wow, I didn't realize that Chinese mfr was in the top ten. Anyone know if they sell any PCs that eventually get rebranded and sold in the US or Europe under another name?

    Oh, and so...who's gonna get knocked off? *cough* Gateway *cough* :p
     

Share This Page