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Thursday, April 19, 2007

HP is Numero Uno

Design-wise, you are quite right. At CNET, the Top Rated and Editor’s Choice for Thin-and-Light notebooks is the MacBook (black edition).

The 15” MacBook Pro is the third highest rated Mainstream laptop. And the 17” MacBook Pro is the seventh highest rated Desktop replacement/Gaming laptop. You don’t get scores like these for weak designs.

The Mac Pro is the fifth highest rated Performance desktop. The Mac mini is the Top Rated Media Center PC with the 24” iMac being the second highest rated. The 17” iMac is the second highest rated Mainstream desktop.

In short, Apple’s computer line-up is amazingly strong, design-wise. And, yes, Apple’s reasonable pricing should help.

But they still have to overcome the false public perception that the Mac is overpriced. AND they have to overcome the “Wow” factor of Vista—hence, the reason for the aggressive and clever Get a Mac advertising campaign.


On 4/19/07 3:21 PM, "E Eng" wrote:

Nah, it's their more reasonable pricing, along with design, and iPod sales that is helping Mac sales. As you've indicated in your comparisons, the price gap has narrowed between PCs and Macs.


On 4/19/07, Richard Eng wrote:,1895,2115576,00.asp

HP is #1 worldwide; Dell is #2. (Dell is still #1 in the US, but just barely.)

The most interesting thing, however, is that Apple had the best quarter of all the major PC vendors in the US. Their shipments grew an astonishing 30% in the first quarter of 2007 compared to the same quarter last year.

Methinks their Get a Mac advertising campaign is working...



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