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#1 vcfan

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 18:05

For the holiday Intel is targeting starting price points of:

$99 USD for Bay Trail tablets

$199 USD for "clamshell" (e.g. traditional budget) laptops (Bay Trail or Celeron)

$299 USD for "2-in-1" laptop-######-tablets (flip, slider, detachable, or swivel form factors) (Bay Trail or Celeron)

$399 USD "Ultrabooks" with Core series chips



http://www.dailytech...rticle33362.htm


I think the pc market is going to open a can of whoop ass this holiday.




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Posted 16 October 2013 - 18:26

Ya, well, good luck with that. OEMs and retailers won't ever stand for such "whoop ass" pricing.



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 18:32

Intel has been promising these prices for a while now and we just haven't seen them. So unless they release these products themselves I don't see it happening just yet.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 18:34

I just can't see that sort of pricing happening! As nice as it would be... 



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 18:35

Not buying it Intel. You have had margains of like 50% of your CPUs in recent years. I can't see these price points being reached.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 18:35

Problem with PC isn't pricing. It's quality. Part of the problem lies with Windows itself not being very battery efficient and the other half lies with oems churning out the same cheap product with a slight modification between each year.



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 18:36

we're already seeing $349 two in ones (asus t100), and $300 windows tablets that are a few days away. I would guess using the lower end bay trail chips like the z3680d, taking out touch, using cheaper materials and cutting out all the more expensive power saving components can bring notebooks in the $200 range. as for haswell, there are very cheap haswell configurations.
 
EDIT: zdnet also says $299 haswell notebooks, and the 2 in 1s they say are $349 not $299

http://www.zdnet.com...ids-7000022020/

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 19:07

Not going to happen, you won't see any branded tablets with intel chips with reasonable spec (1280x800+) for under $119. I'm not sure why intel is targetting the tablet market, chips from mediatek, allwinner and others are around $10 for a quad core 1.2-1.5ghz, intel would be making very little profit competing with those, seems pointless. I'd rather intel release a highend $1099 chip with 12 cores 4ghz+ and iris pro graphics with a 150w tdp.

 

I won't be getting any new computers/laptops/tablets until chips are out that can hardware decode vp9 and h265 as those video codecs are going to be commonly used in 2yrs and they will require a lot of cpu.



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 01:42

Problem with PC isn't pricing. It's quality. Part of the problem lies with Windows itself not being very battery efficient and the other half lies with oems churning out the same cheap product with a slight modification between each year.

Windows is quite good at battery management. It's the hardware's problem. Windows OEMs just generally suck, hence MS saying screw it and doing their own thing.



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 12:32

If Intel release an x86 Windows tablet for $100, i'll buy it.  Can't see it happening though.