[opendtv] Re: Barriers eroding to LCD TV adoption

"Low price Mac" and "Macs selling in the education market"?  Just more
wishful thinking.  Have you noticed that when a computer education dinosaur
specifies Macs in the school, or for students to purchase, it becomes a
front-page story in the local section of the newspaper and is featured on
TV, because they're too expensive?  We had a recent case in San Diego, and
the "victims" were in one of the wealthiest parts of the county.

The parents also said:  our kids should learn on the computers that they
will encounter in business, the types we already have at home.  Sure, we'll
buy our sixth grader a laptop if the curriculum demands it, but why should
we have to pay twice the amount for a Mac powerbook?

The reality distortion field just gets more warped hereabouts.

John Willkie

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[mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Craig Birkmaier
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2004 2:59 PM
To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [opendtv] Re: Barriers eroding to LCD TV adoption


At 6:02 PM -0400 7/1/04, Manfredi, Albert E wrote:
>How quickly we forget. A mere 3 years ago, PCs were almost
>always sold with CRT monitors. We started seeing flat screens
>in TV shows, and by now, we almost forgot that PCs ever came
>with CRT monitors. Just how many CRTs do you see with PCs
>when you visit your neighborhood Best Buy or CompUSA?


Quite a few.

Apparently the Computer industry has not forgotten about CRTs. They
still dominate the lower price points for PCs. The Best Buy website
shows 8 integrated systems. The cheapest system that ships with an
LCD panel costs $1,699. They offer five systems with CRT displays
that start at about $699.

LCDs have passed CRT displays in total dollar volume in the PC
industry, but they still represent the majority of displays sold for
desktop PCs. You can buy a 19" flat CRT display from best buy for
$199. A Mag 17" flat tube CRT sells for $129. The cheapest 17" LCD
panel they offer is a Mag unit that sells for $399.

Even Apple still sells the CRT based eMAC so they can offer a low
cost integrated system to the price sensitive education market.

Regards
Craig


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