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News Apple to create budget Macs?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 1 May 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Pieface

    Pieface Well-Known Member

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    It removes sort of a specialness of owning a macbook if people can get a budget one. Kind of annoying if they bring it in.
     
  3. Miffers

    Miffers CPC Refugee

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    Would be good for students :)
     
  4. PT88

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    Way i see it is if Apple decide to make cheap Macbooks, more people buy them, and thus they will become greater targets for hackers, highlighting the true security vulnerabilities of the MAC OS

    Basically they will be making themselves a more viable target for hackers....
     
  5. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    yes, you're so special, owning a mass produced device sold to hundreds of thousands of people around the world. sooooo special.

    there's nothing 'special' about macs. they're just nice machines running a nice OS, priced a little higher because of that. Apple doesn't really do 'budget' - what they will probably end up doing is introducing more value oriented configurations of their current machines. to actually introduce a completely different model that is budget oriented, would dilute their brand.
     
  6. mclintox

    mclintox Eat cheese!

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    Depends on their defenition of budget!
     
  7. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    It'll be a long time before the OS X market is anywhere near the size of that of the Windows.
     
  8. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    that would usually mean in Apple terms: £700 netbooks that have similar features and "50% faster processor" as £350 Asus EEE 10incher.

    if their price is competitive on the new mac-netbook, im interested. if their price is as overpriced as it is now, i'll probably buy the next best netbook that people have successfully installed Snow Leopard on it. (when it's released)
     
  9. PT88

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    Market size doesnt have to be as big as windows for it to be viable

    The popularity of the Iphone is already making them vulnerable if holes in the safari browser are exploited for instance
     
  10. M4RTIN

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    yeah damn those poor people to hell, if they cant spend £1000 on a 15" laptop then they should just be shot right now
     
  11. xrain

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    Honestly? Tired and unexciting? Whenever I seem to think of carbon fiber, the first thing that comes to mind for me is Formula 1 cars, Exotic super-cars, and airplanes which last time I checked cant really be described as "tired and unexciting"

    Unless apple thinks their products are as exciting as a flaming muscle car driving off of cliff while firing mini-guns... I think they need to re-evaluate their views a bit...
     
  12. matee

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    Microsoft's Laptop Hunters adds got them thinking? Good job Microsoft!
     
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    Moron
     
  14. M4RTIN

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    they shouldnt have killed the 12" powerbook, i used to love that line. havent bought a mac since they only went for expensive large screened laptops
     
  15. yuusou

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    Isn't this just a netbook in disguise? "We won't make netbooks..." I loller...
     
  16. TTmodder

    TTmodder Hammertime

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    mac users = special olympic kids??

    Anyways, i'll like a decent priced mac based netbook.
     
  17. Mcmonopoly

    Mcmonopoly What now?!

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    Hence the need for a "special" computer brand..!
     
  18. j_jay4

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    i think apple would have to work very hard to differentiate the new cheap macs from their current range, otherwise no one will be buying macbook pros but just the cheap ones and they'd totally ruin their image that demands a premium price, that's why i thought apple wouldn't be tempted into the netbook market, but obviously i was wrong
     
  19. n3mo

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    Soo, now even the poor idiots will be able to have their macs, good for them :)
     
  20. Bursar

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    is an optical drive, network port, external display connector, removable battery... :)
     
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