Hehe. Didn't even know the iMac was available but I wasn't exactly eyeing the iMac.mkjellman said:yea, imacs available now, but not the laptops...the laptops are on schedule for all the other core duo laptops
tell michael dell to shove it
Mmmm, yeah.... I figure it looked like this to Intel: Apple is not the largest PC maker by far, and their market share of all computers sold is small. BUT, they sell high margin computers that tend to have more expensive processors and other value add equipment in them, and they are still among the top manufacturers by volume, even though they are far behind top couple of mfr'ers. Apple could very well NOT have sourced Intel. In comparison, the likelihood that this stunt will reduce the number of Intel chips in Dells by a huge amount over a long period of time is relatively lower, I think? Dell is not going away from the architecture platform. And while they CAN use AMD, Intel will have to do a lot more to piss them off before the shame outweigh the technical field competition between AMD and Intel....Stella said:I thought Dell was the number one PC manufacturer - they shouldn't have taken for-granted that Duo Core chips were automatically theirs. They should have used their weight.
Yeah, you're waiting for a PowerBook G5. When, oh WHEN will you come out with a PowerBook G5, Apple?!? I've been pining for one for the past two years and have made dramatic comments on MacRumors in my signatures!! I really and truly do have the cash on hand and I will plop the money down as soon as you come out with a PowerBook G5!! But for now I'm going to stick with Windows because it's so much better because OMG APPLE DOESN'T HAVE A G5 IN ITS POWERBOOK SO WINDOWS MUST BE BETTER QED!SiliconAddict said:Hehe. Didn't even know the iMac was available but I wasn't exactly eyeing the iMac.
Dell has no weight in this issue. AMD couldn't produce nearly enough chips for Dell. There isn't a viable option other than to just be pissed.Stella said:"In truth, according to inside sources, Apple put a lot of pressure on Intel to ensure Steve Jobs could announce availability of the Mac based systems. This is unlikely to cheer up corporate Wintel buyers, who, as we revealed several weeks ago, are unlikely to get Dell machines until early February, and in many cases much later."
If this is the price that Intel paid for getting Apple on board, then so be it.
My heart bleeds.
I thought Dell was the number one PC manufacturer - they shouldn't have taken for-granted that Duo Core chips were automatically theirs. They should have used their weight.
Corporate buyers want to get the longest life out of their systems. Some of them can't wait until March to place orders. If I had to have 10k system ordered by Feb and I wasn't getting a chip others were I'd be mad also.jimN said:The apple laptop is available the same time everyone else is. No one has announced any intention to offer a desktop based on the duo except apple - no sales have been lost here and I think that this website is making mountains out of molehills. Truth be told how many business users really need the power of a duo anyway. The majority if people on dell's (using one in the hospital i work in to type this) literally just use them as terminals and the speed of the chip is not normally a rate limiting step. The advance of teh PC market is driven predominantly by gaming - there aren't enough high end business users to warrant the growth in speed that goes on in computer chips. Admittedly the average home user is doing more digital image work now and they'd probably like to start working with moving images to - now if only they could find themselves a good integrated package that came with the computer...
Nermal said:"While it may be a big publicity coup for Intel and Apple, the chip company runs the risk of antagonising buyers of Dell and HP kit, and the corporate base is something to be reckoned with."
I don't really care if companies can't buy Windows computers
ethernet76 said:Dell has no weight in this issue. AMD couldn't produce nearly enough chips for Dell. There isn't a viable option other than to just be pissed.