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    Regent microcomputer (1000 CRs)

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    According to an independent computer-industry analyst, the new Regent microcomputer is of high quality, is fast, and costs less than any currently existing competing model. It is reasonable to conclude, therefore, as the manufacturerís prospectus does, that the Regent will quickly establish itself as a fast-selling, low-priced alternative to currently available microcomputers.
    Which of the following, if true, would LEAST weaken the argument above?
    (A) Many retailers already carry one or more low-priced microcomputer models and are disinclined to carry another.
    (B) Several faster and lower-priced models of microcomputers will soon be introduced by other computer manufacturers.
    (C) The Regent Corporationís microcomputer can be used in conjunction with higher-priced microcomputers manufactured by other companies.
    (D) Most of those individuals and companies that could be expected to make up the potential market for the Regent microcomputer have already filled their microcomputer needs.
    (E) The independent computer-industry analyst whose assessment was incorporated in the prospectus has used measures of quality that are not universally accepted by the computer-buying public.
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    My answer A.
    Reasoning:
    Should look for an option which will in a way strengthen the argument. If no other retailer is going to come up with a new model which is lower in price then Regent's one would be the lowest priced thus strengthening the argument.
    B weakens the argument
    C Out of scope
    D weakens the argument
    E weakens the argument

    What is the OA?

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    i'm for C.

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    Go for C. We need one choice that does the least harm to the stem.

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    sorry guyz, my mistake i read the ques wrongly.. read it as weakener!
    well, oa is c
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    Clearly C. It does not weaken much as the regent microcomputers could still be bought by companies.

    other choices directly weaken the arguement though E does in an indirect way.

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    Agree its C

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    I preferred E over C for the following reasons:
    E says that the quality measures are NOT universally accepted but author doesn't talk about the sales of Regent's computers in an international market. Maybe, the quality measures are accepted in the potential market of the R computers. So, E isn't a strong -ve or weakener, so, this sounded the best of the lot.

    C says the R computers can be used in conjunction with higher-priced computers of other companies (sounds like they can't be used without other company's computers) => their low prices doesn't mean these computer would effectively cost low to its buyer since the buyer would have to buy other company's computers too to make these work as they work in conjunction with others. => it defies "low-priced alternative" => strongly weakens the argument

    Experts, please explain in detail where my reasons are flawed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by divineacclivity View Post
    I preferred E over C for the following reasons:
    E says that the quality measures are NOT universally accepted but author doesn't talk about the sales of Regent's computers in an international market. Maybe, the quality measures are accepted in the potential market of the R computers. So, E isn't a strong -ve or weakener, so, this sounded the best of the lot.

    C says the R computers can be used in conjunction with higher-priced computers of other companies (sounds like they can't be used without other company's computers) => their low prices doesn't mean these computer would effectively cost low to its buyer since the buyer would have to buy other company's computers too to make these work as they work in conjunction with others. => it defies "low-priced alternative" => strongly weakens the argument

    Experts, please explain in detail where my reasons are flawed.
    See this..

    (C) The Regent Corporation’s microcomputer can be used in conjunction with higher-priced microcomputers manufactured by other companies.
    It shows that the Regent microcomputer can complement the higher-priced microcomputers. It is not against the prospects of selling more computers. It does not harm in any way!


    (E) The independent computer-industry analyst whose assessment was incorporated in the prospectus has used measures of quality that are not universally accepted by the computer-buying public.
    This puts analyst's assessment of quality into question; There may be a chance that Regent's computers are not up to high quality parameters. Weakens.

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