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Intel's Q1 profit tumbles on weak PC market

4/16/2013 10:31 PM EDT
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any1   4/22/2013 5:09:59 PM
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As we seem to be rapidly approaching the point where the microprocessor architecture no longer matters (except for maximum efficiency), maybe it's time for Intel to start over with a clean sheet approach to a new, non X86, non ARM, microprocessor. Maybe they could inlist Apple as a partner since Apple could use some hardware differentiation as well, to form the start of a new duoply for both personal computers and especially mobile devices.

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DMcCunney   4/23/2013 2:23:33 PM
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Intel's problems are a result of being largely tied to and identified with the PC market, and the PC market is withering. I think the decline of the PC is largely inevitable, and don't really blame tablets. The market is saturated, and pretty much everyone who can use a PC likely has one. While there's a substantial market, it's for upgrades and replacements, not new sales. The financial markets like growth, and that market isn't growing. I don't really see Ultrabooks becoming hugely successful. They fall into the upgrade and replacement category. If you buy an Ultrabook, you are probably replacing and existing laptop, notebook, or netbook with a faster and more powerful device. I'm not counting Intel out. They have enormous resources and a huge technology portfolio. Their challenge is successfully competing in markets other than the PC, and their biggest current problem is addressing the perceived advantage in power efficiency held by ARM.

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resistion   4/23/2013 5:52:03 PM
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Seems kind of low, a quad-core processor might cost about this much.

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