Editorial - State of the Portable Storage Market

Started May 26, 2004 | Discussions thread
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I Paid $674 for my Laptop
In reply to LeeLove, May 26, 2004

I Paid $674 for my Laptop, includes all the features you mention. I've found the laptop so functional, I've sold my desktop and have a number of USB 2.0 devices to supplement.

The answer to your root cost question is volume, Laptop sales for 2003 nudged 40 million units. I'd be surprised if PSD sales hit 400K units. That's two-orders of magnitude difference.

LeeLove wrote:
How can a company make a 15" laptop with a 40gig drive including
paying the PC Tax to Microsoft, a 3-5 hour battery, USB, Ethernet,
DVD/CDRW, etc for $900 and Nikon (and everyone else) can't sell a
portable storage device with a 2.5" screen for $200 ?

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