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Re: computer info.

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Thom Maltbie (tmaltbie)
Mon, 14 Dec 1998 08:19:13 -0500 (EST)


>Mac has been making a major marketing push over the last several years.
>They have practically given their computers away to schools. Small wonder
>that Macs dominate the school envronment! I'm not biased one way or the
>other, just know this from my husband (computer consultant) & father-in-law
>(recently retired school principal).
>
>Joy
>art therapist

We paid $1552 each for our last batch of Macintosh computers (27 of them).
Apple doesn't "practically give them away". The best deal to schools on the
new iMac is $1150. We could have purchased generic PC's for $1000. It sells
to general public for about $1250. Again, education customers aren't
getting a much better deal. If Macs have a strong education market, it is
due to useability, longevity, and an elegant interface.

I'm not chiding you for your statement. It is common thinking, outside of
the education scene, that Apple caters to schools. They do, but not
necessarily on price. Thank you.

Thom Maltbie
South Ripley Elementary School
1568 South Benham Road
Versailles, IN 47042 812-689-5383
tmaltbie