Ultrabook makers pushing Intel for 50% discount on CPUs

Jos

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Intel is pushing hard to make "Ultrabooks" hot-selling items in the upcoming holiday season, investing in manufacturers that innovate on hardware design and providing a bill of materials to show…

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gwailo247

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Intel: "So just so I'm clear on this, you want me to take a cut in my profits so that you can have bigger profits?"
Vendors: "Yes."
Intel: "Why don't you take a (expletive deleted) Bulldozer and (expletives deleted) and then you'll (expletive deleted) a diamond. Then you can use that diamond to pay me the quoted price."
Vendors: "I guess that's a no."
Intel: "Are you sure? We have a partnership with Unilever, I'm sure they can provide one of their petroleum based products to make the Bulldozer to diamond transition more pleasant."
 

Archean

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Why don't Intel simply make one for themselves? That would only increase their profit. Although I am not sure how 'Intel Inside' will look on an Intel made notebook. :rolleyes:
 

Xero07

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Archean said:
Why don't Intel simply make one for themselves? That would only increase their profit. Although I am not sure how 'Intel Inside' will look on an Intel made notebook. :rolleyes:
They don't have the manufacturing facilities to assemble laptops. They would also have to make connections with display manufacturers and other part manufacturers they dont make.
 

Archean

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I know, but if others are dragging their feet (with some genuine + some not so genuine) issues, you have only two options a) ditch the idea, b) do it your self.
 

captaincranky

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I hope they hit the street with "ultra books" soon, so I can get not buying one out of the way quickly.

It will be a satisfying process, almost as satisfying as not buying an iPad, and not regretting it one bit.

If any of you think picking up a standard notebook is too difficult a test of physical ability, go try picking up the cylinder head to a Cummins diesel.
 

Archean

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I don't think standard notebooks are any 'difficult' to carry around, I mean look around you'll see many 'physically challenged' people carrying around xxxx lbs of 'extra' weight.

I still haven't made up my mind about these thin notebooks, that are they just fad or is there a future for them. Although I am leaning towards the earlier.