Sunday, February 27, 2005



Why No Apple Of The Windows World?

Apple rules the personal computer roost when it comes to leveraging consistently high design and user friendly product integration. And, this mastery of the subtle aspects of melding technology to suit end-users has garnered the company a sustained 3% or more slice of the computer biz. ... the premium 3% slice, at that.

Where is the Windows PC maker that owns the same small but lucrative space at the top of that market? Why isn't there one. And, who could be the one to seize this obviously open opportunity?

3 Comments:

Blogger fixyourthinking said...

I would say it's Sony...

If you want quality, coolness, and premium integration - they have it down.

That said, HP has some amazing multimedia laptops out too with a remote control tucked in the PCcard slot.

10:40 AM, March 24, 2005  
Blogger Jack Campbell said...

I agree that Sony has the nearest talent to Apple's in pure industrial desing capability. But, over the past decade or so, I have really been disappointed, as they've continually broadened their product lines, and have been just all over the board with their offerings. If Sony would focus on doing only what they're really great doing (delivering user friendly, consistently styled tech products that work reliably), their brand could go back up to the top on the Windows side. But, I think they've drifted too far, and are too unfocused to get back to that position. Shame... I'm an old-school Sony fan, from wayyy back.

8:32 PM, April 05, 2005  
Anonymous Will Parker said...

Jack, the reason Apple owns its niche and throws a long shadow over the Windows crowd is that Apple owns the entire box, from the screen hinges to the widgets on-screen on down to the features of the processor itself.

Apple's success doesn't depend on mere stunning industrial design, but from the insight that user experience must be at the core of all design.

Meanwhile, Wintel box manufacturers have to design around the plans laid down by Intel and Microsoft. The real rebels might go with an AMD motherboard and an integrated FM tuner card.

Without control of the whole design package, you're just somebody else's 'sales peripheral'.

8:12 AM, April 08, 2005  

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