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You don't see a HP Apple around do you - so why do we have to see Windows 7 Sony Laptop and Windows 7 HP Laptop

Why can't Microsoft manufacture things themseleves beside software that is. I know they made the XBox but why not a laptop or a desktop or something simple like a Mac Mini...

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asked Oct 30 '10 at 04:52

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I remember a similar question like, Should Microsoft build computers? ... something like that =0\

(Oct 30 '10 at 05:13) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image

Apple doesn't manufacture their own hardware. Apple didn't entirely write the software either. Please retag this question.

(Nov 21 '10 at 12:46) Seb Seb's gravatar image
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SEB Your not a moderator!!!!!!

(Nov 22 '10 at 03:03) Danial Danial's gravatar image
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But this is a community-run site. Essentially, everyone here is a moderator.

(Dec 02 '10 at 21:27) A Hylian Human A%20Hylian%20Human's gravatar image
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It is the responsibility of everyone to make sure people are using correct tags...

  • Lazy person: "Excuse me, Kat. I can't be bothered thinking of any suitable tags for my question. Would you mind tagging it for me?"
  • Kat: "Sure. Would you like me to wipe your bum after you've finished on the toilet, too?"
(Dec 04 '10 at 00:56) Seb Seb's gravatar image

I was told by an "Editor" not to retag.

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Microsoft does produce hardware. They produce the ZUNE, Surface computer systems, SYNC, Mice, Keyboards, XBOX, Webcams, Watches, etc.

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answered Oct 30 '10 at 05:33

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Yeah I know, I am saying stuff like laptops and those things..

(Oct 30 '10 at 05:50) thecomputergeek01 thecomputergeek01's gravatar image
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I believe there's a Non-Compete Agreement with computer manufacturers that prevents such a thing from happening =0\

(Oct 30 '10 at 06:06) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image

WATCHEZ!?>? Are you kidding me!?

(Nov 22 '10 at 05:14) Vancar6 Vancar6's gravatar image

I will bet you, that if Microsoft ever does make their own computers, they will be very expensive, but much, much less prone to driver issues.

For the record, most BSODs (in my experience) have been caused by driver/hardware malfunctions (or people screwing with things they don't understand), and not Windows itself. Otherwise, they're from badly written software. I've only gotten one bluescreen in the past 5 years, and that was because I screwed with my system files (I was young kid, what can I say?)

If Microsoft ever made their own computers, I would definitely get one, but it's unlikely purely because they're doing very well in the market they are in well. If things are good as they are, why risk changing?

answered Nov 25 '10 at 12:10

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They would have to keep them cheap. If they charged the same amount as Apple very few people would buy them. Most people if given the choice would have the Apple laptop rather than the Microsoft one. Think about it. If Apple lowered the price of all their Mac's they would outsell Microsoft.

answered Oct 30 '10 at 09:20

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Mainly because they don't need to.

Why spend so much money on hardware, when they already make billions from their software?

answered Oct 30 '10 at 10:04

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no as it would dilute the talent of engineers as there would be more sources of employment so there would be less working on one project.

answered Oct 30 '10 at 06:08

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I think it would be good. You don't have to get rid of HP or Sony but I think Windows might work the best on Microsoft hardware.

answered Oct 30 '10 at 11:04

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Given that the Xbox 360 has a 54% hardware failure rate (last time I checked), I don't think I'd want them to make their own computers.

answered Oct 30 '10 at 19:20

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Also -- what would happen to those of us who like to build our own custom systems?

answered Oct 31 '10 at 09:06

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We still can - but Microsoft build their own - HP and all that can still make them..

(Oct 31 '10 at 09:10) thecomputergeek01 thecomputergeek01's gravatar image

I hope not ! Cause they will BSOD a lot. (BSOD = Blue Screen of Death)

answered Nov 21 '10 at 17:25

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That'd be neat if they would because then there would be less issues with compatibility.

answered Nov 21 '10 at 17:28

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