updated 12:00 pm EST, Thu March 31, 2005
HP iPod dock
The first computer with a is not a Mac, but HP's new Media Center m7000 desktop PC, reports CNET News.com. The computer doesn't have a dock itself, but rather features a molded area that fits Apple's standard dock. By some accounts, Apple itself had been planning to include some kind of built-in dock in the Mac Mini, but pulled the feature before the product was announced in January. "The move signals that HP has not lost interest in the iPod ... HP has been criticized for not doing enough to capitalize on the iPod's success." Goldman Sachs analyst David Bailey says "HP's iPod sales are likely to decline markedly over the next few quarters unless HP is able to bring out new iPod models in a more timely manner."