“I have owned many Macs over the years including: LC, LC III, PowerMac 6100, 7200, iBook G3 15″, PowerBook G4 12″ (the best laptop form factor ever, btw) and Mac Mini G4, so let me share with you what I think is missing from Apple’s basically awesome Mac product line,” Michael Frager blogs in an open letter to Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
Frager asks for “A REGULAR MAC! – With no monitor and a full-height PCI-Express 16x slot! Price range: $600 – $1200. Dual-core, 1GB RAM. Nothing fancy!”
“Apple needs something that can compete with Dell, HP and Lenovo. This computer does not take a genius to design but it will sell like crazy! It can be priced at around $100 to $200 more than a same spec. Windows box due to the value of OS X (esp. 10.5),” Frager writes.
“I believe that while the all-in-one iMac is attractive to schools, it is not what the broader market wants. I have seen my friends buy too many gray boxes over the years. Now is the time for Apple to make one worth buying,” Frager writes.
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