Desktops and Notebooks: Apple Product Matchups: 10 Competitors That Pale in Comparison

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2010-10-29 Print this article Print
Apple Product Matchups: 10 Competitors That Pale in Comparison

Apple Product Matchups: 10 Competitors That Pale in Comparison

by Don Reisinger
Apple is rather unique in the technology industry. Unlike so many other firms that release products and hope that consumers will buy them, Apple has a knack for delivering devices and software that in some way appeal to consumers more than any other product on the market. That is true with its iPhone, the iPod, its Macs and many other products that have proven to be extremely successful. That's partly due to Apple's ability to think outside the box. It understands what consumers really need and delivers experiences that make them realize what they were missing. And in the process, it makes competing products look like obsolete alternatives, since they aren't delivering those must-have features. But that doesn't mean that Apple is the only successful company in the tech space. Quite the contrary, there are several firms that are doing their part to take Apple on and deliver viable products of their own. But it's getting harder and harder to do that. In far too many cases, those products fall short when compared to Apple's. Read on to see some products that just can't match the alternatives Apple offers.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at

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