In my previous post I laid out what I wanted in a new computer.
I spent this morning reading the specs on Apple hardware. I wish they made a computer to meet my needs. I like their industrial design, I like the clean form, I like that they are Vista ready. But damn they are expensive. I know the mac folks think this is not true, but it is . Read the previous post where I laid out what I need in a new computer, Apple does not make one that fits my needs; the closest I could spec out would be a 17″ iMac at $1500, way more than I intend to spend. And there is zero upgradability. The Mac Pro would meet my needs, but I am too poor.
When purchasing a computer, I am a firm believer in deciding what would meet your needs and then pricing it from there. That is basically what these posts are about.
Lxer.com has a list of manufacturers that ship Linux PCs. What a bunch of rubbish. They mostly range in the sub $500 crap category or the +$2000 workstation category. Neither of which meet my needs.
Am I atypical in my needs? Did I set the bar too high? Is it only the first tier Windows vendors who could meet my needs? Did I spec myself into a corner?
Both Apple and Linux PC vendors play both ends of the market but leave much to be desired at the middle. Still looking…..