>>18841>>AMURICAAAA>why is the country that represents around half of the industrial output of the west (EU, NA, CAN) used as the standard and trendsetter
Because it has one language and one more or less homogenous culture coast to coast, so "american companies did X" happens literally all the time but "european companies did X" requires coordination between meds (Spain + Italy mostly), France, UK, Germany and nordic companies, and maybe eastern europe too, which is just not going to happen organically.
Realistically you're never going to have an european Corolla or Thinkpad equivalent, since the markets and cultures of even neighboring countries are way too different. Closest you're gonna get is the VW Golf or Samsung, and they're not the same thing as Latitude's or Thinkpad's hegemony at all.>why do other laptops break
Corporate now buys better looking, cheaper laptops because it looks better on budgets so they break more.
They used to buy better laptops so they'd break less.
It's a matter of culture and balance sheets mostly. No one with a normoid desk job is going to prefer a shitcan Dell to a sleek chromebook.
This is not new at all btw. Old Apple commercials were literally this idea. Modern white works-out-the-box laptops vs clunky boring beige boxes.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.