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    Default Sometimes being the cheapest doesn't make you the best.

    Apple crowned “Best PC” in Australia’s biggest tech survey

    Apple has edged out PC stalwarts Dell and HP to take the “Best PC” award in Australia’s biggest ever consumer technology survey.

    Conducted by consumer tech magazine, PC Authority, the 2007 Reliability & Service Awards were compiled with the participation of over 14,000 respondents who filled out surveys detailing their satisfaction levels of over 93,000 items of hardware and 100,000 items of software, worth over $50,000,000.

    http://www.itnews.com.au/News/NewsSt...px?story=66492

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    Default Re: Sometimes being the cheapest doesn't make you the best.

    Nice, however, PC Authority also voted a Dell as the best laptop this month, and also voted D-Link as the best Pre-N router.

    Ya think they got a few things wrong this month?
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    Default Re: Sometimes being the cheapest doesn't make you the best.

    Quote Originally Posted by Myth View Post
    Nice, however, PC Authority also voted a Dell as the best laptop this month, and also voted D-Link as the best Pre-N router.

    Ya think they got a few things wrong this month?
    Don't know, considering it was the general public that voted for Apple overall rather than PC Authority itself.
    According to the article the results were expected to shock and surprise people so they can't be that far wrong.

    This from another article.
    ChangeWave recently conducted two surveys that gauged PC-buying plans over the next 90 days -- a period running from the holiday shopping season into first-quarter 2008. It polled members of its alliance, which includes technology and business executives with leading companies in select industries. Its members tend to be more tech-savvy and have higher disposable incomes than the general public.

    The Rockville, Md.-based firm's poll results have proved prescient, predicting the rise in PC sales for Apple and Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ - News) and the downturn for Dell (NasdaqGSELL - News) in recent years.

    The latest ChangeWave consumer poll found that 29% of likely notebook and desktop PC buyers in the next 90 days are planning to get a Mac. That's higher than consumer purchase intent for HP laptops (21%), HP desktops (24%) and Dell laptops (28%). But Dell had higher demand for its desktops (31%).
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    Default Re: Sometimes being the cheapest doesn't make you the best.

    Since when did being cheapest ever make something the best?

    Besides, Neither HP or Dell offer the cheapest systems.

    And ignoring price, I'd happily describe HP,Dell, and Apple as all being as crap as each other, Even if for different reasons.
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    Default Re: Sometimes being the cheapest doesn't make you the best.

    Well the article mentions how many people often comment or complain that Macs are "so expensive" compared to PCs (HP, Dell etc) - yet Apple came out at about 80% overall user satisfaction in the survey.
    HP and Dell are actually moving into the pricier lines of computers for the better profit margins - which is Apple's "territory" anyway so go figure.

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    Default Re: Sometimes being the cheapest doesn't make you the best.

    Go figure what?

    Companies make crappy gear and try and make money?

    Old news.

    The fact that Apple market their gear as high end doesn't mean it is, and 80 percent satisfaction is disgraceful, They should be ashamed.
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    Default Re: Sometimes being the cheapest doesn't make you the best.

    If the other big runners in the survey were Dell and HP, I'm not surprised Apple came out on top!

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    Default Re: Sometimes being the cheapest doesn't make you the best.

    Funny how Apple is bigger than both HP or Dell.

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    Default Re: Sometimes being the cheapest doesn't make you the best.

    Quote Originally Posted by Metla View Post
    Since when did being cheapest ever make something the best?
    Exactley, I have been in retail for 15 years and am proud to say I have never been the cheapest, just the best. Good service will always prevaile over cheap products!

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    Default Re: Sometimes being the cheapest doesn't make you the best.

    Good to hear

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