Intel Not Completely Sold on Tablet Hype

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TechJunkie

I'm not sold on the Intel hype.

All they are doing is waiting to see how well they do on the market and if it would be profitable for them to jump in. Then they will strong-arm the tablet makers into ax-ing ARM for thier own Atom SoC, just like they did to AMD.

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kevaskous

No need to strong arm a better product.

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TechJunkie

If that's true, then why did they?  Dell, HP, Asus, Acer, all fessed up and that's why Intel settled with AMD. They will do it again. Besides, Intel will never have the prowess or power to knock ARM off it's purch.

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lien_meat

Are you talking about AMD Geode CPU's here?  I was under the impression that the Geode cpu's couldn't compete in power per watt vs atom or via's offerings.  Also, if I have my facts straight (not sure I do) the fastest geode is single core, up to I think 1.4 or 1.6ghz, with no hyperthreading, based on the old k7 architechture, and uses slightly more power than the atom, which runs 1.6ghz, and has hyperthreading.  I personally don't believe the geode cpu's can compete with atoms...

If you AREN'T talking about geode, are you just talking about how they seduced/persuaded/threatened OEM's into using intel chips over AMD's in desktop cpus...?

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TechJunkie

Geode can't compete at the moment. But YES, I was talking about Intel threatening OEM's into using Intel only CPU's. But it wasn't just desktop CPU's. It was note/net books including all it's architecture and peripherals as well.

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grayaudio

awesome.

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