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Intel Merges Mobile, PC Divisions

Promise of a big smartphone division fades
11/18/2014 08:37 PM EST
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krisi
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Re: Big retreat
krisi   11/24/2014 2:14:09 PM
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I actually need a new computer so will check Sprout this weekend...thank you for the suggestion!

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Re: Big retreat
docdivakar   11/24/2014 2:11:52 PM
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@Kris: I am not that impressed with MSoft's Surface. On the surface (pun intended!), it looks impressive but when you start interacting with it, I was less inclined to buy one. They just don't get it when it comes to desiging user interfaces that appeal to techies. I am not at all impressed with its desktop mode operation.

On the otherhand, if you get a chance, checkout HP's new Sprout computer, it is fantastic. I had a chance to play with it last Friday evening at HackerDojo.

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krisi
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Re: Big retreat
krisi   11/24/2014 1:43:12 PM
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Hi @docdivakar...I think we are agreeing in principle...although the PC to tablet transition is less than seemless from what Microsoft and others would like you to belive...fundamentally you can't squizze the same performance into smaller physical footprint, something has to give, usually reliability...have you tried using Surface?...this is just one example: "Same problem. Mine has frozen 8 times since I bought it. I have spent 7.5 hours on the phone with support. No resolution.|"

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docdivakar   11/24/2014 1:29:16 PM
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@Kris: I agree, tablets can only go so far. Real engineering still gets done on laptops and desktops. But you will have to agree that the operating systems are already making the switch between the PCs and tablets seamless, though I consider much of the tablet-like features on the PCs as fluff!

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tb100   11/20/2014 9:31:51 PM
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Part of the problem is that all phones/tablets are standardizing on the ARM processor. In theory Java encoded Android programs can run on any processor, but it is also possible for programmers to natively compile their code, and no one wants to buy a tablet/phone that might not run thier favorite program.

I don't know why Intel doesn't just come out with a killer ARM processor. I'm sure they already have a license. Actually I think Intel was one of the very first ARM processor manufacturers, way before Qualcomm or TI. I would think that they could come out with a killer ARM chip that would blow the competition away. Either that or just leave that market and stay with servers, desktops, and laptops.

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NoviceMan   11/20/2014 4:28:11 PM
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It may be more than just making the bottom line of mobile looking good. I think they have a shrewd plan for this. Something like .. strength... Will see how it works out.

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Re: Hopes dashed?
JimMcGregor   11/20/2014 4:05:49 PM
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If the past is an indication, this move signals the beginning of the end of Intel's venture into smartphones, at least this attempt.

krisi
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krisi   11/20/2014 1:19:44 PM
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PCs are here to stay, any serious engineering work requires them...but it is not a growing market...Intel retreat is their failure in execution...Qualcom is moving in exactly opposite direction

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Big retreat
resistion   11/20/2014 12:53:08 PM
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PCs were supposed to be so yesterday, so Intel had to "catch up" in smartphones. Now suddenly PCs are supposedly back in vogue. But really, mouse and keyboard are like ball and chain now.

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Re: Hopes dashed?
krisi   11/19/2014 5:13:37 PM
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They will combine their divisions...have a good round of layoffs ...record one time charge so operating income looks better (that one will exclude one time charges)...maybe they should sold their mobile business to Global Foundries for few billions like IBM did :-)

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