My sentiments exactly. I mean when most of the world and press is praising the machine, you'd think that he would at least attempt to understand why others might see things differently than him. Instead he dismisses anyone who likes the Mini as an Apple fanboy.MacNeXT said:While I don't want to discourage criticism, I don't give much credit to this Bill Palmer figure. First he was ABSOLUTELY SURE that the headless mac rumour was FAKE, because, according to him, it was an incredibly dumb thing for Apple to do. Then when it turned out to be true, he put up a very long rant on why he was disappointed and a lot of reasons why it would fail, and now he tries something like this.
I don't understand how someone can put so much negative energy into something that 1. He doesn't have to buy and 2. A lot of people are very happy about. He sounds like a very frustrated guy.
Yeah, but the margins on them are awful. Not worth Apple's time.madmaxmedia said:Some suggestions are not bad, such as having low priced CRT (or LCD) options in the Apple stores. For LCD's, just small 15" models that don't compete with the Apple displays. They wouldn't take up too much space and don't weigh a ton.
Doesn't the eMac use 3.5" HDs? Then how does Apple plan on finding 4200RPM 3.5' HDs for use in the eMacs? If true, Bill Palmer is a bigger idiot than first perceived.You need to cut costs on the eMac in order to lower its price? Then consider making moves such as downgrading the 5400 RPM hard drive in the eMac to match the 4200 RPM hard drive in the Mac Mini. If 4200 RPM is fast enough for the Mini, then it's fast enough for the eMac.
Completely agree. I have a PowerMac G5 and use a Logitech Keyboard and Dell monitors, why because I like using a two button mouse with scroll wheel contrary to what Steve Jobs thinks and for the price of one Apple 20" LCD display I can buy two Dell 20"' LCD displays (normal aspect ratio) that have a higher resolution.kingjr3 said:Dear Bill Palmer,
Please refund my 3 minutes for reading that crap you consider a legitimate gripe with Apple.
PS. My pc only has 2 USB ports. Damn crappy IBM laptop...
Steve Jobs thinks you personally don't like using your two button mouse with scroll wheel? Wow, you must feel special!DanTheMan said:...I like using a two button mouse with scroll wheel contrary to what Steve Jobs thinks
In their quarterly financial statements. It's a very significant number for any manufacturer. Just for comparison, Sun Microsystems, considered to be in the dumps the last 3 years, has a +40% margin, regularly. People point to Apple's margin because they are comparing them to Dell. Dell has *much* higher volume on *much* lower margin and, for all intents and purposes, no R&D. Dell doesn't innovate, they manufacture, period. I think Apple is right where they need to be.Chip NoVaMac said:I keep hearing people mention this, where is this info from Apple directly?
I think you have hit the nail on the head.Chubypig said:I think what everyone (critics included) must remember is that this is a BUDGET machine.
Good point about Dell. They are in the market of turns and not quality or R&D. Computer mill would be putting it mildly.daveL said:People point to Apple's margin because they are comparing them to Dell. Dell has *much* higher volume on *much* lower margin and, for all intents and purposes, no R&D. Dell doesn't innovate, they manufacture, period. I think Apple is right where they need to be.
Agreed. The bezel isn't much to look at but then again who cares about the bezel. You are looking at the panel most of the time anyway. I think if you were talking a difference of $100 or so then I would definately go apple. But...the 20" acd is $999 and the dell 20" equivalent is $680 right now. That is a big enough difference that I would be very tempted (if I were in the market for a new display) to go Dell.cmvsm said:I hear people, mainly on this board, talking about these Dell monitors. They may be equivalent to the Apple's in screen quality, but man are they generic UGLY! If it were sitting on a shelf full of other Viewsonics, Sony's, Samsungs, etc, I never could tell the difference between any of them. If you are going to spend cash on an LCD, get the whole package...quality and asthetics. Hopefully the quality and resale on the Dell monitors are better than their computers. But then again, that's another story.