I just post on Averatec's All-in-One PC myself. It looks like a great PC, especially for the price, but as I stated in my blog, it still isn't an iMac - it just looks like one!
One of the main reasons PCs, particularly off-brands like Avertec, can be cheaper than Macs and competing PCs is because they don't have to shell out money for design. I can't even imagine how much money Apple had to throw at making Steve Jobs' visions come alive fo rthe iMac series of computers.First there was the all-in-one droplet iMac that was not only a very original curvy, flowing, beautiful design, but was also really the first genuinely all-in-one computer incorporating a full-size CRT display. It went further by eliminating a floppy drive and outdated legacy ports and replacing them with the then-very-new USB and Firewire ports. On top of all of that it introduced different colors and transluscense into the plastics. So, how do you top that? Well, for Steve Jobs you did it by nixing the initial designs for a follow-up with the statement: "I want it to look like a daisy."Finally, we come to the modern-day iMac that must have had the command to "make it look like there's no computer at all this time." Not only were the ensuing designs beautiful and highly functional, they incorporated entirely new means of production, design, and technologies to make it happen.Once Apple blazed the trail, the PC industry followed suit with minor changes apparently designed to make their iteration seem worse by comparison.Some of these shameless companies that blatantly copy Apple without hardly trying to not look like they are doing so are in Asian countries that don't have enforceable copyright laws. Thankfully, Apple gives consumers exclusive benefits when they choose to buy the "original" innovator. PC companies copy Apple's technologies as much as they can but they're still stuck with Windows and all of its limiations. There are also exclusive patented technologies that Apple has that cannot be duplicated like Multitouch and Coverflo to say nothing about the very smooth integration of Apple's hardware, software, and OS.So go ahead, creativity-and-research-challenged PC companies. Copy the case, copy the Dock, copy the iSight, use different colors. Its still a crummy PC. Sorry.
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