2008-03-22, 07:06 PM
The top 25 places on Amazon's March 21 Bestsellers List of Computing tells a very interesting new story about consumer computing purchases.
Apart from some monitors, almost all of the places were taken by either Asus EeePCs (Linux) or Apple Macbooks (OS X) with a couple of Nokia N-series units (Symbian) thrown in. Tellingly, only one notebook has a Microsoft OS on it: a Toshiba laptop running Vista. The only other Microsoft device in the top 25 is a Home Server box.
2008-03-22, 07:37 PM
Just bought the EEE on Friday. Love it.
2008-03-22, 07:48 PM
with a couple of Nokia N-series units (Symbian) thrown in.That's the N810 and N800... they both run Maemo Linux.
2008-03-22, 08:01 PM
I suspect most folks who buy PC related stuff buy it from Dell.com, Newegg, Lenovo, etc., and not from Amazon.com. For EeePCs and Macs, it doesn't matter whether you buy them from Apple or Amazon as the prices are most likely the same.
2008-03-23, 12:40 PM
That's the N810 and N800... they both run Maemo Linux.And I am profoundly embarrassed... ;) I've been away too long!
2008-03-23, 12:44 PM
I suspect most folks who buy PC related stuff buy it from Dell.com, Newegg, Lenovo, etc., and not from Amazon.com.That's not relevant here because this is just about Amazon buyers, not the others. What is relevant is that it used to be that the Amazon Top 25 was packed with XP machines of all types. My how times have changed.
The story here: when Amazon offers these consumer computing products for sale on an equal footing, Linux and OS X machines have risen to the top of the Bestseller list.
2008-03-25, 10:24 AM
it doesn't matter whether you buy them from Apple or Amazon as the prices are most likely the same.
In the US, Amazon offers discounts on most of their products. They are very competitive as well. It's too bad they only sell Books and optical media in Canada. OTOH, they are partnered with a Canadian (full priced) retailer. Draw your own conclusions...
The only story this seems to tell is what the "Bestsellers in Computers & PC Hardware" at Amazon are? It tells me that Amazon does not sell PC stuff at a good price.
The vast majority of consumer computer purchases in North America are for Windows based machines. Don't know the latest figures but among consumers the number is north of 90% so it makes me wonder why Amazon does not sell more Microsoft stuff?
2008-03-25, 12:07 PM
The story is the top 25 being OS X and Linux machines almost exclusively. How things have changed with Amazon's customers!