| ||Ask HN: Why do no other laptop manufacturers get it?|
236 points by SandB0x on June 10, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 223 comments |
|I don't own a Macbook, but when people ask me what they should get it's hard to recommend a good alternative.|
For every other manufacturer - do the model names and numbers have to be so opaque? They could all cut it down to 5 or 6 well designed, sensibly named models and still sell more units.
Whenever a friend is looking for a machine they try and wade through the HP, Dell and Sony websites. Eventually they give up trying to decipher the model names, and whether they should be looking iin "Everyday", "Performance", "Thin & Light" or "Business" categories and end up ordering a Macbook.
The HP G62-105SA? The Dell Latitude E5410? HP you also sell the Compaq Presario CQ61-406SA? What are these machines? What the hell is wrong with you?
I've owned the 13 inch Dell XPS machines. They were pretty good, but are apparently discontinued.
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