What women want from a computer...

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  1. corywoolf macrumors 65816

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    http://www.x2usa.com/v1/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=32

    I got this link from google ad-sense on macrumors!!! Scary... to think that some people buy a computer to match their outfit.

    I thought it was an ibook painted at first, but no, it's a wintel.
    Do any women buy computers without considering the looks of it? Be honest...


    :eek:
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Do men not also consider how something looks before they purchase it? I think they do...
     
  3. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Nope; but I don't buy very many things without considering the look of them. Having said that, it has to be a combination of features and looks. I wouldn't buy something that performed badly just because it looked nice but if it came down to 2 good products, the better looking one would win.
     
  4. ohcrap macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds to me like women pick computers the way men pick women. *evil laugh*
     
  5. emw macrumors G4

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    Just like dating.
     
  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    And when it comes to laptops, I also think men subconsciously choose something that goes with their 'look' — their image of themselves and how they would like others to perceive them. It's a human quality not restricted to one gender...

    Funny how many laptops look like slim briefcases, not My Little Pony accessories. :D
     
  7. emw macrumors G4

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    I thought the clamshell iBooks actually sold pretty well.
     
  8. dcv macrumors G3

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    ...yeah, they generally choose the 15"/17" over the 12" models ;)
     
  9. emw macrumors G4

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    And you wouldn't?
     
  10. iJon macrumors 604

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    Yes they do. I have many girls who will buy a PowerBook over an iBook cause of the silver color. It doesn't happen often but it does happen.

    jon
     
  11. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Nice one. :D
     
  12. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    How a computer looks would be important to me too... I wouldn't want a crappy looking notebook even if it was a great machine. I think the two need to go together.

    However, having said that, I wouldn't need it to match my outfit :eek:

    Woof, Woof – Dawg [​IMG]
     
  13. skunk macrumors G4

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    Or they might buy a 12" in the mistaken belief that it's a 17".
     
  14. dcv macrumors G3

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    no... us women buy the smaller 12" models so that they fit into our handbags that match our shoes that match our outfits... :rolleyes:
     
  15. emw macrumors G4

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    Ah yes, size doesn't matter. I keep forgetting that.
     
  16. solvs macrumors 603

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    I wouldn't say I like Macs for the way they look, but aesthetically, it helps.
     
  17. Nezza macrumors member

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    My boss would love this. Style over substance any day of the week.
     
  18. clayj macrumors 604

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    Hey, it's not the size of the laptop that matters... it's how you use it and how long it can run without recharging... :p
     
  19. Applespider macrumors G4

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    :rolleyes: :snort:
     
  20. emw macrumors G4

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    What? I use mine with an external monitor. :confused:
     
  21. Lau Guest

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    I also don't buy anything without thinking of the looks of it. Really. But I figure I'm a designer, so it must be inbuilt. Either that or I'm a nutcase.

    But if you're the kind of person that buys white toilet paper, with no pattern, and certainly not that piss coloured yellow, and equally not peach, and well, blue at a push, but really, white is all what it's about. You see?! If you think about that stuff, a £1000 computer's gotta look nice. ;) :D

    Seriously though, why shouldn't functional stuff look good? Those computers listed above are no doubt a bad deal, because the function probably isn't up to an iBook, but the fact that Apple builds in good design to an already excellent system and OS, that's what I like. Same as when I buy a bike, a bike that runs well, and is well designed and looks good will get my money. Or a coffee maker, or a pair of shoes, or a phone.

    I wouldn't put up with an attractive gadget with crap function, but I also don't see why something that works well shouldn't also look good.
     
  22. iRachel macrumors 6502a

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    I bought my iBook because I wanted a computer that works - it's just a bonus that it looks good.
     
  23. iBlue macrumors Core

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    true, until you open up for an application with big tool bars.

    (edit: that sounded even dirtier than i had intended :eek: )

    yeah, i chose my 17" Powerbook to match the metal spurs on my boots [​IMG] haha :rolleyes:
     
  24. Roger1 macrumors 65816

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    Yep. Doesn't matter how ugly they are, just how fast they are.

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  25. emw macrumors G4

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    I prefer mine to be easy to use.







    We're still talking about laptops, right? :confused:
     

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