|To: Alomex who wrote (29584)||11/2/2000 6:52:32 PM|
|From: HerbVic||Read Replies (1) | Respond to of 155565|
|Good point! And, the answer is ... yes and no ... depending on who and why. Naturally a person thinking about upgrading with no reason to act, other than personal preference, will wait and see what comes later. But there will always be those who cannot wait for one reason or the other. When my stepson told me he had decided to buy 2 new iMacs, I informed him at the time that if he would just wait 30 more days, the new machines would be out, and the price on the ones he was buying would drop. It didn't matter! He was ready... "now!"|
I, on the other hand, would consider waiting. The close out discounts, as well as the new feature set, would be worth a wait. But, then I already have an "insanely great iMac!"
I've been thinking about adding a couple of the $799 iMacs to the house for network play. But, most of my friends are just not into computer games. Home networks could drive sales to some extent this Christmas season with a $799 complete bundle in the sales channel. Of course there's the console game machines to compete with on the low end, but they're for kids. The gaming experience is not the same. Anyone who has fragged it out in Marathon, Quake or Unreal will tell you that. Of the three, I enjoy Marathon the best. The controls are quick to learn and it comes with a complete game editor.
Another point you didn't mention is, "will people wait their hardware purchase until they can get OS X pre-installed?" Many Macophiles are non-techies. Installing an OS upgrade for them is fraught with peril! "Waaaa... the installer worked great, but now my printer don't work. Waaaa... What do I do?"
Keep 'em coming Aloe!