Glmnet1

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The Apple online store is so pretty and streamlined it makes you want to buy this, upgrade this etc. Can anyone explain to me why it seems none of the PC vendors come close to this? Microsoft store for the Surface is one of the best, but even then it's far from the experience Apple provides.

Wouldn't it be worth it for Lenovo, HP, Dell to invest on a pretty and user friendly shopping experience?
 

eltoslightfoot

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One would think. Same with the Apple Stores. I don’t understand why Microsoft doesn’t do the same thing, but most places they just have a kiosk, and it is definitely isn’t the same experience.
 
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The Apple online store is so pretty and streamlined it makes you want to buy this, upgrade this etc. Can anyone explain to me why it seems none of the PC vendors come close to this? Microsoft store for the Surface is one of the best, but even then it's far from the experience Apple provides.

Wouldn't it be worth it for Lenovo, HP, Dell to invest on a pretty and user friendly shopping experience?
Managed by nerds and not bean counters. Bean counters have their place, and the store is certainly it.
 
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The Apple online store is so pretty and streamlined it makes you want to buy this, upgrade this etc. Can anyone explain to me why it seems none of the PC vendors come close to this? Microsoft store for the Surface is one of the best, but even then it's far from the experience Apple provides.

Wouldn't it be worth it for Lenovo, HP, Dell to invest on a pretty and user friendly shopping experience?
PC makers have many different models every couple of months. As soon one is out, they are discontinuing the other. Too much work to bother. Also each model has variations according to territory/country. Too many variables to worth their while. Add to that that they rely even more to third party retailers and that's your answer.
 

Glmnet1

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PC makers have many different models every couple of months. As soon one is out, they are discontinuing the other. Too much work to bother. Also each model has variations according to territory/country. Too many variables to worth their while. Add to that that they rely even more to third party retailers and that's your answer.
While I agree that this adds clutter and makes it more complicated, a well designed interface is something you do once and then someone enters the new models through an interface or in the db every couple of months, which they are already doing on their current sites.

Also, even with the huge amount of specs to choose from, the number of models with different exterior design is still reasonable, I don't understand why they can't take a decent picture of it and show off the design.

While a different subject, I would also love to know why they need so many variations of their products?
 

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While I agree that this adds clutter and makes it more complicated, a well designed interface is something you do once and then someone enters the new models through an interface or in the db every couple of months, which they are already doing on their current sites.

Also, even with the huge amount of specs to choose from, the number of models with different exterior design is still reasonable, I don't understand why they can't take a decent picture of it and show off the design.

While a different subject, I would also love to know why they need so many variations of their products?
Because they are catered for the people who want a new model every 3 months. Even if they are not actually going to buy one every 3 months. Take a look at some trolls in some forums *cough*
 
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I think it has to do with different mindsets, and different end goals. There's not a PC user that I know, that buys a completed build from a store. They research the best brands of motherboards, ram, ssd's, gpus, waterblocks, case, etc, and build one themselves. Also PC's evolve at a much faster rate than Apples offerings (Modular designs, user upgrades/serviceable, etc).
 

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You're talking about a niche market like it's the only one.

The vast majority of PCs on this planet are purchased for corporate/government use.

The gamer/modder types probably comprise less than 1% of the PC buying population on this planet.
 
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You're talking about a niche market like it's the only one.

The vast majority of PCs on this planet are purchased for corporate/government use.

The gamer/modder types probably comprise less than 1% of the PC buying population on this planet.
Oh I am definitely a gamer :). But even outside of that, there are plenty of people that would rather build, just because its cheaper and you get more for your money. But in most businesses, enterprises, corps, etc - there's gonna be nothing but prebuilt PCs. Most of the companies like Dell, Asus, HP, etc, probably don't really feel the need to spicen up their websites because the competition just isn't there, and they have become complacent. This would only be my guess though. *shrugs*
 
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Glmnet1

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Oh I am definitely a gamer :). But even outside of that, there are plenty of people that would rather build, just because its cheaper and you get more for your money. But in most businesses, enterprises, corps, etc - there's gonna be nothing but prebuilt PCs. Most of the companies like Dell, Asus, HP, etc, probably don't really feel the need to spicen up their websites because the competition just isn't there, and they have become complacent. This would only be my guess though. *shrugs*
Yeah, building PC is an entirely different thing in this case. Yet purchasing the parts to build a pc seems less of a headache than trying to figure out which prebuilt computer to buy!
 
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Oh I am definitely a gamer :). But even outside of that, there are plenty of people that would rather build, just because its cheaper and you get more for your money. But in most businesses, enterprises, corps, etc - there's gonna be nothing but prebuilt PCs. Most of the companies like Dell, Asus, HP, etc, probably don't really feel the need to spicen up their websites because the competition just isn't there, and they have become complacent. This would only be my guess though. *shrugs*

I do both. I have my gaming desktop (just got a 1060 6GB) and a macbook pro. :D
 
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