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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 09:48

Intel rejects calls for ultrabook CPU price cut

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Vendors will have to pay top dollar
Notebook vendors are pressuring Intel to revise its ultrabook pricing strategy and cut CPU prices to help boost their margins.

However, demands to cut CPU prices by up to 50 percent seem to be falling on deaf ears. Intel is only ready to cut prices by 20 percent for first-tier vendors. The issue seems rather complex and neither side is willing to budge.

Vendors are worried that the high cost of Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs and associated chipsets will eat into their margins. With a platform cost north of $300 with the 20 percent cut, vendors seem to have a legitimate point. They will be forced to use ultrathin screens, pricey lithium polymer batteries and a host of other fancy technologies to make Intel’s ultrabook concept work.

However, the high cost of such components coupled with Intel’s $999 MSRP doesn’t seem to leave enough room for vendors to make a lot of dosh on ultrabooks.

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+9 #1 JAB Creations 2011-08-16 10:53
...or they could just go with AMD, I have yet to hear anyone complain about how fast Excel performs though imagine having a Radeon 9700 Pro for gaming in say 2011...that's about as good as Intel's graphics perform (and that top level only comes on K series which will only go in to systems where there will always be a dedicated video card anyway). Intel abuses everyone because of it's market share just like Microsoft did with Internet Explorer. Solution? Don't use Intel products.
 
 
+7 #2 yourma2000 2011-08-16 11:02
"I Need a dollar, a dollar, a dollar is what I need *HEY HEY*"
 
 
+6 #3 Medallish 2011-08-16 11:33
Well looks like Intel wants it both ways, they want Ultrbooks to cost less than $1000, but also want to keep their margin. I hope Asus will be wiser and use the same design for a Bobcat, simply to stick it to Intel.
 
 
+6 #4 nele 2011-08-16 11:54
Quoting Medallish:
Well looks like Intel wants it both ways, they want Ultrbooks to cost less than $1000, but also want to keep their margin. I hope Asus will be wiser and use the same design for a Bobcat, simply to stick it to Intel.



That would be damn ironic - Intel subsidizing vendors only to see them offer similar designs based on AMD chips... At half the price :)
 
 
-5 #5 dan-amdFAGBOY 2011-08-16 12:51
more cries coming..its that you DAN'y? :D
well,maybe amd should start making "better" products instead of crying? just wonder why less than 7% want to buy amd cpu's..they have such good prices LOL
We WILL use Intel products untill there is something better for particular price,thats the truth.
2500K>>>>>>>>>190t any day or night
If amd keeps tempo like now,they cpu business will gone in 3-4 years to less than 5% - no innvation,no performance,no clue.
Intels 4 core >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> amd's 8 core.Sad,but true
 
 
+6 #6 Medallish 2011-08-16 14:08
Quoting dan-amdFAGBOY:
idiotic trolling

I keep wondering, is this guy trying to stalk the user Dan? Sounds like grounds to be banned for me.
 
 
+1 #7 zeropercenthotgas 2011-08-16 14:23
Quoting dan-amdFAGBOY:
more cries coming..its that you DAN'y? :D
well,maybe amd should start making "better" products instead of crying? just wonder why less than 7% want to buy amd cpu's..they have such good prices LOL
We WILL use Intel products untill there is something better for particular price,thats the truth.
2500K>>>>>>>>>190t any day or night
If amd keeps tempo like now,they cpu business will gone in 3-4 years to less than 5% - no innvation,no performance,no clue.
Intels 4 core >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> amd's 8 core.Sad,but true

Hey Drac, How many dollars would your common sense be worth if it were a ultrabook? $-999
 
 
+2 #8 Twist3d1080 2011-08-16 15:35
Quoting Medallish:
Quoting dan-amdFAGBOY:
idiotic trolling

I keep wondering, is this guy trying to stalk the user Dan? Sounds like grounds to be banned for me.


Yes one would think if nele has time to comment that he/she would have time to his/her job and moderate these comment boards.
 
 
+3 #9 majorpayne 2011-08-16 15:49
Quoting dan-amdFAGBOY:
more cries coming..its that you DAN'y? :D
well,maybe amd should start making "better" products instead of crying? just wonder why less than 7% want to buy amd cpu's..they have such good prices LOL
We WILL use Intel products untill there is something better for particular price,thats the truth.
2500K>>>>>>>>>190t any day or night
If amd keeps tempo like now,they cpu business will gone in 3-4 years to less than 5% - no innvation,no performance,no clue.
Intels 4 core >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> amd's 8 core.Sad,but true


Idiot will always be an idiot no matter what username you use.
 
 
+3 #10 TechHog 2011-08-16 17:49
Alternate title: Intel rejects logic in favor of short-term profit
 

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