Why You Shouldn’t Expect A Cheap Mac Netbook Or Tablet Anytime Soon. Or Ever.

Nov 25th, 2009 | By | Category: General

no-cheap-mac-netbook-tabletIf you’ve been waiting for Apple to release a cheap Mac netbook or an inexpensive tablet computer, don’t expect it to happen anytime soon.

Or ever.

Here’s why.

While the Mac is a niche computer, Apple’s targeted the most profitable niche and it’s done it very successfully.

According to the latest numbers from NPD, Apple gets nearly half of the US retail revenue for computer sales. The reason for this is that Apple has intentionally ignored the cutthroat bottom-end of the PC business and has focused on selling great premium computers.

The average selling price for a Mac laptop in October was $1,410, compared to $519 for Windows laptops. Apple isn’t interested in competing in an unprofitable area of the industry.

I’d like to be able to buy a cheap Mac netbook or tablet for blogging and mobile audio production, but it’s not going to happen anytime soon. Or ever.

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4 Responses to “Why You Shouldn’t Expect A Cheap Mac Netbook Or Tablet Anytime Soon. Or Ever.”

  1. As the technical divide between the Windows and Mac OS's lessens it will be interesting to see if the Apple Corp. will be forced to lower their prices. Or will Windows computer prices rise?

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