Subject: Re: Anyone ever used a Compaq EVO laptop?
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: regional-nyc
Date: 06/03/2003 16:39:52
In article <>,
Jim Wise <> wrote:
>  * apple was selling SCSI desktops when buying a desktop PC meant the
>    old crappy IDE
>  * apple was selling machines with 16-bit sound on board when an 8-bit
>    sound blaster was 1337!!1!
>  * apple was first to market with machines which shipped with 16-bit
>    video support.
>  * apple supported transparently dual-headed systems almost a decade
>    before windows, and a decade and a half before Xinerama
>  * apple sold the first laptop with integrated wireless
>  * apple sold the first desktop to support USB keyboard and mouse out
>    of the box, and the first desktop to support firewire out of the
>    box.

Well the major ones:

* The lifetime of apple hardware is < 2 years. By that time, apple has
  switched technology to something completely new and different and your
  box is obsolete. That is nice if you have the $$$'s, but annoying if
  you don't.

* Apple's price performance ratio is always smaller than PeeCee's.