Wal-Mart to add more competition to Apple with its own line ...

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  1. Phatpat macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2003
    Cambridge, MA
    Would walmart notebooks really compete with Apple? I would be skeptical...

    I would identify Walmart computers with emachines...cheap, and you get exactly what you pay for.
  2. leet1 macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2003
    Haven't used their recent laptop have you? They have improved on quality greatly.
  3. TomSmithMacEd macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2003
    Fargo, ND
    Anyone who makes a laptop would be competition.
  4. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Would they run "Lindows" like other cheap Wal-Mart PCs? A nightmare, according to Consumer Reports. Linux trying to be more than it can be for the average user, with just about no good way to get more software than it comes with.
  5. zamyatin macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2003
    Different Niche

    A Wal-Mart laptop would be in a wholly different niche from an Apple laptop, with very different target markets. Cheapskates don't go for Macs, because they only look at the initial price tag and don't consider all the software and hardware upgrades an x86 machine needs to be comparable to a typical Mac. And, they rarely tax the ability of even the cheap hardware they do buy, so maybe a Mac would be overkill for them.

    Only in the sense that it's another laptop computer is the Wal-Mart a competitor to a Mac, but it's a rather distant competitor.
  6. leet1 macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2003

    I looked on the walmart website and didn't find Lindows. Where did you hear about this?

  7. 1macker1 macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2003
    A Higher Level
    Damn only 150 bucks. I can see millions of moms and dads buying this for their kids first computer. This is greet for the 12-17 crowd. Unless they gamers.

    opps, didnt see 'notebooks' disreguard this post.

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