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  • HP Chairman Uses A Mac

    Ray Lane, the chairman of HP, uses a MacBook Air in his home. [11/11/2011]

    Google's Eric Schmidt isn't the only Apple competitor that uses a MacBook for his Web surfing and computer needs! HP's chairman as well, Ray Lane, uses a MacBook Air.

    From my experience I have owned several HP computers. I think they're among the best of the Windows PC lineups out there. I prefer them over Dell, Acer, Toshiba, and Vaio. They come with not only decent specifications but also well designed cases and notebook styles as well. Not all, but a vast majority of HP computers not only look good, but perform good too. I'm a firm believer that a computer that I use on a daily basis should look good. I like owning good looking products. To me, a computer is like my car. I want the computer to look good and perform good. I don't really want to settle with one or the other.

    Apple came in to the rescue. The computers look good and also carry all of the modern specifications. Intel Core i5 and Core i7 Sandy Bridge processors, 4-16GB RAM options, SSD/HDD options, and the latest ATI graphics bring the computers in at some of the best OEM performance you can get. On the flip side, the computers look like they've come from the year 3000 with their sleek aluminum bodies, back-lit keyboards, and slim profiles. Windows PC equivalents seldom look as good, but they can certainly match the specifications.

    When you're as high up in the boss hierarchy as being the chairman of a company, you want all of your belongings to look good. In addition to looking good, you will settle for nothing less than the best of the best of performance. Can you really blame HP chairman, Ray Lane, for using a Mac?

    Sources: 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: HP Chairman Uses A Mac started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 34 Comments
    1. Assassination's Avatar
      Assassination -
      Wowowwwe omg he use a MAC! What's the big deal....
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by i.Annie View Post
      Tell her the resale value is fantastic. Planning to sell my 2010 MBP for $800 so I can upgrade to the 2011 model, can't say I know many Windows machines that will hold a value like that after nearly two years.
      Nice, I sold my 2010 for about $1100 :P
      I bought the 2011 shortly after.
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      I was at Apple retail store SoHo about 2 months ago and there was a 'Genius' at the bar using a DELL., he wasn't even trying to hide it, he had it right on the counter. I absolutely had to grab a pic an post it on my Face Book page. Employees are people too, do you think guys who work for Coca-Cola don't drink Pepsi? or some girl who works at Burger King, never eats at McDonald's?
      The difference is they are just regular employees, not the chairman of the company they work for.

      But with that being said, I still don't think this is a big deal. It'd be one thing if he was using a computer made by Dell, Acer, etc. because they all have the same OS. He'd pretty much be admitting their computers are better. But if he likes Mac OS, the only company you can buy one from is Apple.

      Their computers provide pretty different experiences. If you want a Windows PC, this will do nothing to persuade you from HP. If you want a Mac, then it doesn't matter what computer HP's chairman is using because you're not buying an HP computer anyway.
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mmaboi21 View Post
      I want a Mac sooo bad... have to find a justifiable reason to buy one without my fiancé cracking down. Lol

      I can always say," well the chairman of HP has one.." not sure if she will go for it though. Worth a shot
      I have the white 13" MacBook that they don't make anymore and after a lot of wear and tear it works 10 times better then all the other go computers in my house combined. The is is so user friendly and now they made them with aluminum bodies do there made very week and hold up a lot longer. I love mine and would love to upgrade to an iMac but well see. Sure it's quite a bit of money but you'll get that back in the long run
    1. drigo1178's Avatar
      drigo1178 -
      Quote Originally Posted by RobertZama View Post
      if you make an analogy to the head of a car manufacturing company you'll realize that it makes a lot of sens for the HP chairman to use Apple products. If your company produces cheap cars for the working class you're not gonna drive the car that you produce and you will probably own one or more luxury cars. same with computers.. apple its a luxury computer.
      they both appeal to certain crowds and have different functions.

      There are things I can do on my PC that i cant on my mac, mainly work related stuff, sure there are mac alternatives, but that isnt the standard across businesses, so unfortunately we have to conform.

      with that said i have a 2010 MBP that i love and use religiously, at the same time, a have a top of the line HP elite workstation provided by my employer, and i coudlnt be any happier with it and its intended functions.

      Apple just isnt ready to take on FULL enterprise solutions. would cost businesses too much and learning curve for some to continue to be efficient isnt worth the hassle.
    1. smoothcreak's Avatar
      smoothcreak -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      I was at Apple retail store SoHo about 2 months ago and there was a 'Genius' at the bar using a DELL., he wasn't even trying to hide it, he had it right on the counter. I absolutely had to grab a pic an post it on my Face Book page. Employees are people too, do you think guys who work for Coca-Cola don't drink Pepsi? or some girl who works at Burger King, never eats at McDonald's?
      You are right for the most part but I will say when I was eighteen I worked for coca cola and if we were in uniform and got caught drinking a Pepsi or whatever else besides Coke we would be fired on the spot no questions asked. Which really sucked because I hated Coke. Mountain Dew is my drink of choice.
    1. Bigmaxx2000's Avatar
      Bigmaxx2000 -
      I would think the smart thing to do is what apple did. Take great ideas, steal and improve on them then make them your own. By owning and using your competitors products you have a good opportunity to see what they do well and mold the idea into your own product!!! He's doing the right thing.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Striknine View Post
      Man up and tell her to go get you one. If she disagrees just get mad and tell her you're getting the expensive model if you have to get it yourself.
      Lol that sounds easier said than done. I have to live with her in a couple months...

      I really don't mind waiting. I Will get one eventually and when I do I'll post a thread with a big smile.
    1. Stumbows's Avatar
      Stumbows -
      This could just be the first funny thing we see like this as HP begin their move away from being a hardware company and towards being a software company!
    1. prodigy's Avatar
      prodigy -
      Perform well....
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      Quote Originally Posted by geo411m View Post
      This is true. I sold my 2010 MacBook Air for $850.
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Nice, I sold my 2010 for about $1100 :P
      I bought the 2011 shortly after.
      It's nice bc whenever you want to upgrade, after your initial purchase of your very first MacBook you don't have to pay out of pocket too much ever again. I plan to upgrade every 1-3 years from now on and I can depend on my current MacBook to sell for a pretty penny and not have to put down the full $900+ again lol.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by i.Annie View Post
      It's nice bc whenever you want to upgrade, after your initial purchase of your very first MacBook you don't have to pay out of pocket too much ever again. I plan to upgrade every 1-3 years from now on and I can depend on my current MacBook to sell for a pretty penny and not have to put down the full $900+ again lol.
      The best part is that when you buy custom upgrades, you can hold onto those and keep them for your new MacBook Pro also!
    1. syedsufyan's Avatar
      syedsufyan -
      Windows laptops don't look bad, they actually look pretty good. Macs also look nice, but in a different way. That's why I would rather get both rather than having to choose one of the two. Though if I did, I'dget one of those sexy gaming laptops
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      The best part is that when you buy custom upgrades, you can hold onto those and keep them for your new MacBook Pro also!
      Didn't think about that. That's so true too.