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Windows 8.1 and OS X Mavericks are compelling upgrades, but they aren't driving sales of new devices.

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12/3/2013 | 7:44:53 PM
Re: My consumer research says go for the lowest cost
Your son sounds sweet & very smart. Anyway, an Asus touch-screen laptop vs an iPad mini is a no-brainer for me. You will even have an extra 100 bucks for some jewelry for your wife.
But the way, how is a 300 million PC shipments a PC slump?
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12/3/2013 | 4:24:08 PM
My consumer research says go for the lowest cost
I cover enterprise technology for a living, but my wife and 12-year-old son are otherwise typical technology consumers. They have no interest in replacing our five-year-old MacBook Pro PC. My son wants an iPad Mini, even though we have a second-gen standard-sized iPad. I said $400 is on high side for a Christmas present, so the other day he came home talking up an Asus touch-screen laptop, which was used in a classroom at his school. He even looked it up online and found it was $300 -- "$100 less than the iPad Mini, so maybe affordable for Christmas?" he pleaded.

Goes to show price is always an important foot in the door.

    
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