Why Dont Apple Let You Customise Your Computer?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by R.Youden, May 17, 2006.

  1. R.Youden macrumors 68020

    R.Youden

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    I have been thinking about this for a while now. Why dont Apple give you more freedom when selecting specification for your machine. I am contemplating a Mac mini for a media centre but if I get the top end mac mini there are lots of things I dont need, i.e. superdrive, large HD. I just wish Apple gave you the optin of down grading, which I believe they have done in the past.
     
  2. c-Row macrumors 65816

    c-Row

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    I guess that's why it is the top end mac mini. ;)
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I think it's economies of scale. Each level of customisation along the production line costs more for Apple as they need a corresponding mechanism in place to deal with it.
     
  4. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Nicely explained, Mr Economist. :p ;)

    I agree 100%. There is very little incentive for Apple to provide such a service, the administration and logistics of such a service would most likely would eat up any additional potential profit. Unless Apple charged a much higher premium for the product, which eliminate much of the demand for such a product. :)
     
  5. R.Youden thread starter macrumors 68020

    R.Youden

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    But they do allow you to upgrade. I suppose what I would like to see most is them giving you the abalilty to upgrade the processor whilst keeping everything else the same.
     
  6. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm, I am the exact opposite.
    I want a mac mini too, but a smaller HD and no superdrive would make one horrible media center. I want a 500gb HD in there! I just want Apple to upgrade the cpu speed, the core solo is just shameful and the duo, is well behind the macbook. They were nice introductions for intel chips, but I have a feeling this is not what they truly had in mind for the mini.
     

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