Originally Posted by -iceblade^;11887154
1. maybe they don't see profit in it
They also do not see profit in opening their OS to any kind of business or professional applications, outside of "graphics", where they have always tended to be on top. But then, I do not think they are scoring their cash on computers, but rather, their non-computational devices like iPods.
same with 2, though in terms of form factor the 11" macbook air is a close competitor.
Except that the MBA has always been an overpriced but weak machine - way out of the league of regular Netbooks that offer far more for less cash. You can't really count their screens either, since they are low quality, dithered displays that can't display the full number of colours that regular machines can easily render.
there are mac desktops, such as the iMac and the ones with the dual nehalems in them.
Their only tower is the overpriced MacPro - and they generally do not support or are able to take advantage of any modern video cards. Of course, one can chance it with an install of Windows, but then, you can buy pretty much buy twice the machine for half the money in the Windows world.
Many Mac users even question why Apple doesn't release a mini-tower or desktop form factor - just like they can't figure out why Apple is so adverse in getting into business class machines that can run business applications.
As for the iMac, too much cash to what amounts to a weak machine with no upgradability, no Blu-Ray, a cheezy chicklet keyboard devoid of a cursor or numeric pad, and the industry's worst ever mouse.
all mac PC's come with an Intel, x86 capable processor, heck, most of the lappys have either C2D or i5/i7. can't get more modern than that at this point in time (Sandy Bridge isn't out yet at time of writing)
Apple does not offer a choice of processors, offer processors with oddball clock speeds, do not offer AMD processors, and have weak, obsolete, aged video systems. C2D is a few generations old, and i5/i7 was so two years ago, along with the 9400GT video - I wonder where they source those antique chips?
and at above, they can play games. look at Steam's Mac selection.
They can play games, well, old games with low graphics settings - but OSX can't do simple things, like ASCII Text. Of course, the 660MB security update sure provides the "feels good to have a secure OS". Macs used to have so much promise, but they jumped the shark, and Win7 is clobbering them. If Apple didn't have iPods and iPhones, they'd be broke.
Of course, GM used to be a market cap champion - look what happened to them when people figured out they were marketing garbage...