Profit Margins on Commodity PCs

Posted: 2007-02-24 11:19:35

$60 to keep crapware off of a Windows PC?

The question is:

Why are “open source” [no pre-loaded OS] Dell PCs priced $50+ more than identical hardware with Vista pre-loaded?

As it turns out to be, the profit margins on the actual Dell box is close to zero after it reaches your door. Most of the profit comes from the spyware/adware/crippleware [crapware] that Dell ships with the box.

Another great business model has been created; bringing spamming directly to the desktop, included with the hardware for your convenience.