The average selling price of a Mac increased 5.71% over the last two quarters. If we apply that growth rate to NPD’s data that says the ASP of a PC was $615 in November, then the ASP of a PC today is $650.12. Multiply that number by an 8% profit margin and HP makes $52.00 for every PC they sell. Apple makes more money from the sale of one Mac than HP does from selling seven PCs.
Numbers like these have to scare the hell out of Apple’s competition.
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