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It’s so repetitive to bring up again, but this saga will truly never end. Yes, Windows Vista is more compatible, but Apple’s Mac OS X is faster. And if we were keeping track, Mac scores yet another tally mark, dominating sales for personal computers priced over $1,000.

For these priciest PCs (yes, Macs can be a PC, too, simply meaning “personal computer”), Apple dominates 66% of computers sold. But are the results rigged? This research conducted by The NPD Group, a leading provider of consumer and retail market research information, left out one important category of sales—online. And Dell, the second-largest computer manufacturer in the world, claims to sell a majority of its computers via the web. Oh boy.

Dell has a total of eight laptops and desktops priced $999 and above, and technically only six over $1,000, if that one-dollar difference doesn’t count. While Apple has only five laptops and desktops over a grand, it only has one option underneath—the Mac mini. This computer—available with different features for $599 and $799—does not come with a monitor, and could easily top $1,000 with that purchase. Dell offers several kinds of PCs between $379 and $899.

It boils down to what people are buying when they visit Dell.com…and since there are many options less than $1,000, there’s no proof that Dell would be the winner in this category. So congrats, Mac—yet another battle won! [Information Week]

Posted: 5/21/08