5 of Amazon’s top 10 best-selling computers are new Apple MacBooks; None offer Windows Vista

Amazon’s Top 10 Most Popular Items in Computers and PC Hardware currently shows a very interesting mix.

5 out of the 10 items are Apple MacBooks or MacBook Pros, 1 is a Samsung monitor, and, in what can only be seen as bad news for Microsoft, the other 4 items are tiny, cheap, low-margin PCs that just so happen to not come pre-loaded with Microsoft’s latest and not-so-greatest Windows Vista (of the remaining 4 items, 3 offer XP Home and 1 offers Linux).

Amazon’s Top 10 Most Popular Items in Computers and PC Hardware:

1. $399.95 – Acer Aspire One 8.9-inch Mini Laptop – White (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, XP Home)

2. $399.95 – Acer Aspire One 8.9-inch Mini Laptop – Blue (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, XP Home)

3. $1,579.00 – Apple MacBook Pro 15.4-inch – Aluminum (2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2 GB RAM, 200 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD SuperDrive, Mac OS X)

4. $475.00 – ASUS Eee PC 1000H 10-Inch Netbook- Black (1.6 GHz Intel Atom Processor, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, XP Home)

5. $944.00 – Apple MacBook 13.3-inch – White (2.1 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 1 GB RAM, 120 GB Hard Drive, Mac OS X)

6. $1,779.00 – Apple MacBook Pro 15.4-inch – Aluminum (2.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD SuperDrive, Mac OS X)

7. $499.00 – Samsung Touch Of Color T260HD 26-inch LCD HDTV Monitor

8. $1,294.00 – Apple MacBook 13.3-Inch – Aluminum (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, Slot Loading SuperDrive, Mac OS X)

9. $1,594.00 – Apple MacBook 13.3-Inch – Aluminum (2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, Slot Loading SuperDrive, Mac OS X)

10. $329.99 – ASUS Eee PC 900 16G – White (8.9″ Display, Intel Mobile CPU, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB Solid State Drive, Linux)

Amazon’s list (updated hourly) is here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dev” for the heads up.]

42 Comments

  1. Perhaps Apple should consider producing an 8.9-inch Mini Laptop?

    …”Mini-notebook shipments accounted for approximately 5 percent of U.S. mobile PC shipments and added approximately 1-2 percentage points of year-over-year growth.” (Yesterday’s MDN article regarding MacBook growth)

    Assuming the first poster wasn’t sarcastic, the answer is no. Sub-notebooks represent negligible percentage in today’s notebook market. Demand is so small, and growth even smaller, it would be a colossal waste of Apple’s resources to build a sub- 13″ notebook just for a few hundred enthusiasts who want it.

    And on the subject of the article, isn’t it nice to see Apple dominating thoroughly all top ten lists in Electronics?

  2. Apple won’t ship junk, and that’s exactly what those sub-$500 notebooks are. They’re stripped down, under-powered, and really negatively affecting the public’s perception about what a computer is worth.

  3. What this list tells us is obvious.

    Apple you need to come out with a $399 unit!

    Maybe when snow leopard comes out and its not so bloated, and they make some headway with the cheaper chips.

  4. I just checked out Amazon and looked at the top 25 items. Even more Macs and the funny thing is that the only other pcs there were the CHEAP mini pcs.

    It seems Apple is right. There are two types of buyers. Those who are looking for a great product and those looking for the cheapest thing in town………. One makes the company money (Apple) the other makes a razor thin margin and will soon have the other companies fighting to lose money just to keep market share.

    As far as those people that say that who ever makes the most computers …. wins, well, I say that they are just clueless. Not someone I want to emulate.

    Just a thought.
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  5. I wonder how many of those mini-PeeCees will still be running in a couple of years. They look like total crap.

    Seriously, I’ve seen a few of those EeeeeK PCs around and their screens are so small that text is barely readable.

    I’m sure for Windows #1 app, Solitaire, it’s perfect.

  6. Randiandian writes, “Apple already has a 3.5 inch mini laptop. I hear it’s doing well.” Yep. Got mine last week. 16 GB iPod Touch for under $299. I’m dating myself, but I recall when PCs were called “microcomputers”. The Touch truly is a “micro” computer.

    And how curious that the new Aluminum Macbooks, released only this week, are already at #8 and #9.

  7. This is way off subject but it should be heard.

    My buddy called on Sunday to say he’s heading to Apple (Oakbrook, IL) to buy a Mac. I was excited, told him to get the iMac. I got a text later in the day. He said the store was so crowded he left and would order one on-line. I called today to hear if he’s received it. The bonehead went Best Buy (must of missed the Mac section) and bought his kids a sninking Vista PC. Dumb-a**

  8. @ Reality Check

    I think you’re wrong about how people use their MacBook (Pro). Many people’s only computer these days is a laptop because they want the portability. I bought my first MacBook in 1998. I will never buy another desktop again. And I moved from MacBook to MacBook Pro four years ago. I design websites, and other artwork, edit video, write, create cds, run my business, and a huge viariety fo other activities. And I can do it anywhere! And I do.

    I’m sure I’m not alone. Many of my friends and family like MacBooks because they take up so little desk real estate and can easily be put away when not needed.

    WHo wants a behemoth of a desk top machine when my MacBook does everything and is so light and easy to take with me.

  9. Hmm … did I miss it? Or is the MBA not on that list? I thought it was selling “well”! Or is it merely selling well for an ultra-light? Not that this is a serious concern … new models, especially those that have been anticipated for some time, tend to lead with a big burst of sales that could, as easily, have been spread over the past anticipatory period.
    About the company the MacBooks are keeping … I would not be surprised to learn that any one of the MacBooks listed contributes more to Apple’s bottom line than the rest put together do to their own makers.

  10. Raymond, you need to get out more. The vast majority of on-line posters are guys. If you really WANT to date someone, other than yourself, try a church group – your choice.
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