Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Doug's Mailbag: Apple Price Tag Here To Stay

Doug recently pointed out that Apple's recent anti-Vista ads don't really address how much more expensive Apples are compared to PCs. But Roberto thinks we shouldn't hold our breath:

We all want it -- a cheaper Mac. But it's not going to happen. Know why? Because making a Mac cheaper is like making a Mercedes as affordable as a Camry or Accord or Focus. It will lose its identity (and niche). You even used the term Mercedes in the very same article because you wanted to convey a message. If Mercedes is not what it is right now, you would be searching for another term to use, like...well, you think about it.
-Roberto

Tell us what you think! Leave a comment below or send an e-mail to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 05/27/2009 at 1:16 PM


Featured

  • Gears

    Top 10 Microsoft Tips and Analyses of 2018

    Here are the year's most popular explainers and how-to columns -- along with some plain, old "Why did Microsoft do that?" musings thrown in.

  • Sign

    2018 Microsoft Predictions Revisited

    From guessing the fate of Windows 10 S to predicting Microsoft's next big move with Linux, Brien's predictions from a year ago were on the mark more than they weren't.

  • Microsoft Recaps Delivery Optimization Bandwidth Controls for Organizations

    Microsoft expects organizations using its Delivery Optimization peer-to-peer update scheme will optimally see 60 percent to 70 percent improvements in terms of network bandwidth use.

  • Getting a Handle on Hyper-V Virtual NICs

    Hyper-V usually makes it easy to configure virtual network adapters within VMs. That is, until you need to create a VM containing multiple virtual NICs.

comments powered by Disqus
Most   Popular

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.