PC sales continue to shrink in the UK - but not for Acer and Apple. Sales in the UK dropped 2.4 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2009, according to latest data from Gartner. This decline is less than in previous meltdown quarters, but principal analyst Ranjit Atwal warns that: "The return to growth will be slow and …
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Businesses do buy Macs. I'm doing more work with businesses buying Macs than ever before.
Actually, I know of at least one business using Apple amost exclusively (Linux also has a presence) that used to be a Windows shop. Not least because Apple hardware is good for at least five years in the field compared to three for a Windows machine.
Businesses have traditionally looked at the headline price of a machine and bought the cheapest for the job, but the Vista experience has shown that cheap != productive, so some more forward thinking companies are looking beyond the up-front price.
An idling Windows machine uses 100w easily whereas a Mac Mini uses less than 20w, this was just one factor in the reason for switching. If the experience continues to be as good as it has been, the old PC screens with a Mini will be replaced by iMacs, the minis redeployed as development servers...
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