If Mac OS X was available on any laptop

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    The macbook pro is probably the only one I would still consider
     
  5. Superdelphinus thread starter macrumors regular

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    i reckon one of those sony vaios would be pretty cool running os x!
     
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    i'd certainly consider a thinkpad or a viao, but probably still get a mac
     
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    Ack! That'd be an abomination if there ever was one! I hate my thinkpad!
     
  8. Superdelphinus thread starter macrumors regular

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    it interests me because i presume apple must think about this every so often? Maybe they don't have enough confidence in their own hardware line.
     
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    This is true. You don't hear about them denting like MBP's....


    But, yes, very UGLY.
     
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    Tell us more. Why do you make such a presumption and what gives you the impression that Apple lacks confidence in their hardware?
     
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    Apple have plenty of confidence in their own hardware, but they do like to be in control. They also make a lot of money from selling hardware.
     
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    no, thats not it at all.
    they know they're designs are good, but the thing that keeps OS X on them is that it drives sales. period. by licensing out OS X people won't buy macs. remember that this is a mac centric site, so of course a lot of people here would still buy macs, but for most people, they want the cheapest machine to run the software, and that means moving away from apple's offerings. apple is both a software and hardware company, its about a packaged system. and lets not forget the software issues that would arise from trying to support every possible configuration.
     
  14. Superdelphinus thread starter macrumors regular

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    them thinking people won't buy macs if os x is available on other systems is sort of exactly what i mean.

    Surely if they are confident that their machines are ultra desirable then they wouldn't stop selling because os x is widely available, per se. In fact they could get a **** load of money from everyone wanting it, especially those who want a cheap pc (£3-500 range)
     
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    it may not be as "pretty" but it's planned out MUCH better than the Air. Ports, removable battery, it's all there.
     
  17. Superdelphinus thread starter macrumors regular

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    heh, fair point

    is objectivity unlikely in this forum then?
     
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    A Think-pad.. so I could play with that little red nubbin all day long, and reminisce about how modern it looks!
     
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    Apple is hugely profitable right now, moreso than any other computer manufacturer, AFAIK. Why would they want to emulate those who are struggling in the market?
     
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    pretty sure microsoft aren't currently struggling?
     
  21. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    apple makes the profit off of the hardware, not the software.
    dell makes very little profit and makes up for it in volume.

    the software helps sell apple's hardware, thats why they can make good profits off of it.

    by releasing OS X for any computer, they'll have tons more to support, and people won't go for their hardware, since they won't be able to mark it up as much, and thus less profits.

    you do realize that apple has tried to license their OS before right? and it nearly killed the company. its just not feasible. it has nothing to do with their 'confidence' in their hardware.

    vista isn't doing near as well as it should, and compared to XP and previous things, its not going well for them. box sales are struggling, yes. they're making the sales off of OEM, thats all.
     
  22. Superdelphinus thread starter macrumors regular

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    placeofdis - no i didn't realise that actually, interesting. Was just a talking point really, i'm bored
     
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    Not a 1:1 comparison. Microsoft doesn't design, make, and sell computer hardware.

    I'm hoping this doesn't turn into an "Apple should sell Mac OS X for all hardware" threads. We don't need more of those. I'll just fold it into an existing one in that case. For the moment this thread stands because you asked what other type of hardware one would purchase to use OS X on, assuming it was possible.
     

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