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#1 vcfan

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 21:54

Intel is reporting its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings for 2013, and it includes some good news for the PC industry. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich sees "signs of stabilization" for the traditional computer market, which has been in its steepest, longest decline in history.


According to Intel CFO Stacy Smith, tablets are also contributing to the company's sales now. "We saw strong tablet growth in the back half of the year, and inclusive of PC and tablets, our unit growth in the fourth quarter was up almost 10 percent from a year ago," he wrote in a CFO commentary document (PDF) accompanying the earnings release.


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#2 George P

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 22:02

Now that we're seeing better priced and better spec'd Windows 8.1 tablets and even laptops a little bump in Q4 sales doesn't come as a shock. The early devices had high price tags and just weren't that good overall.



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 22:16

I think Intel's biggest problem is themselves.  You simply get so much more life out of a CPU than in the old days.  I'm still rocking the original Core i7-920 I got at the end of 2008.  Admittedly I do have it overclocked now but it has served me so well.  Using a CPU for this length of time back in the 90s was unfathomable.  So as a result PC turnover has slowed way down from what it used to be.



#4 TheExperiment

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 22:26

I think Intel's biggest problem is themselves.  You simply get so much more life out of a CPU than in the old days.  I'm still rocking the original Core i7-920 I got at the end of 2008.  Admittedly I do have it overclocked now but it has served me so well.  Using a CPU for this length of time back in the 90s was unfathomable.  So as a result PC turnover has slowed way down from what it used to be.

Me too, but I'm building my new system for Mantle, USB3, SATA6 (currently using a card for that, but still) and stuff =)

 

I think the market is finally getting interesting again.



#5 George P

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 22:31

I think Intel's biggest problem is themselves.  You simply get so much more life out of a CPU than in the old days.  I'm still rocking the original Core i7-920 I got at the end of 2008.  Admittedly I do have it overclocked now but it has served me so well.  Using a CPU for this length of time back in the 90s was unfathomable.  So as a result PC turnover has slowed way down from what it used to be.

I'm on my i7 920 as well though I've updated other things like adding more ram, ESD and new video card.  I don't plan on making a new PC anytime soon though i'll keep updating my OS.



#6 rippleman

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 22:31

I think Intel's biggest problem is themselves.  You simply get so much more life out of a CPU than in the old days.  I'm still rocking the original Core i7-920 I got at the end of 2008.  Admittedly I do have it overclocked now but it has served me so well.  Using a CPU for this length of time back in the 90s was unfathomable.  So as a result PC turnover has slowed way down from what it used to be.

agreed, still running a core2dou  e8400 at home and a q6600 at work... no need to replace...





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