Intel Discontinues Four Mobile Sandy Bridge CPUs

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[citation][nom]aqualipt[/nom]Damn... i cant belive this prices, no wonder ultrabooks are so expensive, intel prices are crazy for their highest-end cpus[/citation]
This is a 55 Watt fully unlocked chip. If it were ever put in an ultrabook it would melt. They use use 17 Watt CPUs. This chip is intended for monster laptops that are already overpriced and it is a small volume market. It is not a result of AMD falling behind. Intel has priced their top of the line CPUs for both desktops and laptops around $1000. This CPU is in the same market as the i7-990X, i7-3960X, i7-940XM as well as others.
 

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[citation][nom]soccerdocks[/nom]This is a 55 Watt fully unlocked chip. If it were ever put in an ultrabook it would melt. They use use 17 Watt CPUs. This chip is intended for monster laptops that are already overpriced and it is a small volume market. It is not a result of AMD falling behind. Intel has priced their top of the line CPUs for both desktops and laptops around $1000. This CPU is in the same market as the i7-990X, i7-3960X, i7-940XM as well as others.[/citation]

Not to mention AMD did the same thing with their top-of-the-line when they were in front of Intel.
 

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[citation][nom]aqualipt[/nom]Damn... i cant belive this prices, no wonder ultrabooks are so expensive, intel prices are crazy for their highest-end cpus[/citation]
Intel's highest end CPUs don't go into ultrabooks. They go into overpriced gaming/workstation laptops.

I had a loaner laptop for work last year for about a month, and it had a SB extreme mobile chip in it. It was crazy fast, and could put my desktop to shame, but it was also a $5k mobile workstation.
 

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[citation][nom]kyraiki[/nom]Not to mention AMD did the same thing with their top-of-the-line when they were in front of Intel.[/citation]
Quite true; if AMD was ahead on performance you could expect a price hike in comparison to their current CPU portfolio.
 

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Only part of the price equation is Intel vs AMD. The other part is demand. If there are people willing to spend that type of money then both Intel and AMD would be more than happy to sell it for that markup at the same time.

Personally I am getting really tired of the Intel vs AMD argument, especially since AMD openly stated in March of 2011 they want their strategy to match how they feel people use computers today rather than top x86 workload benchmarks (google Exposing the Phantom x86 Bottleneck). As an enthusiast I am a little butt hurt on this decision but I see the logic in trying to get better/cheaper machines in the larger part of the sales pie rather than invest in an arms race that only 5% of the audience cares for.
 

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[citation][nom]aqualipt[/nom]Damn... i cant belive this prices, no wonder ultrabooks are so expensive, intel prices are crazy for their highest-end cpus[/citation]

And they don't even support OCing...
 
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Not many users need a power house notebook anymore. The average consumer can be happy with a $500 iPad I think they would be just as happy with a core i3 or maybe a i5 if you edit video. If all you do is use a browser 80% of the time why would spend so much just to get a slightly noticeably faster PC? Intel obviously does not want to waste wafers of silicon on making high dollar chips that eventually will be heavily discounted.
 

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Tablet dont really have a proper keyboard unless u are going Asus Prime. Even then the numberous flash heavy site is going to slow it down. I have a E-350 with 4GB RAM, I get slow down when I start opening 6-8 tabs of websites.
 
[citation][nom]jescott418[/nom]Not many users need a power house notebook anymore. The average consumer can be happy with a $500 iPad I think they would be just as happy with a core i3 or maybe a i5 if you edit video. [/citation]

Here here. Four years ago, I spent $2,400 on a top of the line Dell XPS 17" laptop with every option checked off from the best CPU and graphics card to the highest resolution (1920x1200). I used it for portable gaming and video/photo editing while on vacations, trips, and family visits. Many months ago the screen started having those horrendous vertical line problems until it became useless. It was parted out on eBay for less than $300 total.

It has since been replaced by a $450 HP Pavilion 17.3" 1600x900 with Intel 3000 on board graphics and an i3 processor. It is every bit as fast in apps as that old Dell, but can't play today's games (have a PS3 for portable suitcase living gaming these days). Never again will I spend thousands on a top tier laptop. There are so many better things to do with that extra money. Like build a nice home built rig with a GTX680 and enjoy Crysis 2 and BF3 at 60+FPS with a 1920x1200 27" monitor...and then add a PS3 for portable gaming.
 

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[citation][nom]noobzilla771[/nom]^ What happens when AMD falls behind.[/citation]
thats what happens when you get the high end processor FROM EITHER COMPANY.

when amd beat intel, they were sky high, intel has always had the high end chips cost a crap ton, most people wont be spending over 500$ on a cpu though, and lets be honest, even the worst quad amd still makes is more than enough for 95% of the people out there, there is no need, at least on a laptop (different than desktop replacement) to have a high end cpu
 
[citation][nom]kyraiki[/nom]Not to mention AMD did the same thing with their top-of-the-line when they were in front of Intel.[/citation]

Even back when AMD was ahead, their most expensive CPUs were cheaper than some of Intel's.
 
[citation][nom]soccerdocks[/nom]This is a 55 Watt fully unlocked chip. If it were ever put in an ultrabook it would melt. They use use 17 Watt CPUs. This chip is intended for monster laptops that are already overpriced and it is a small volume market. It is not a result of AMD falling behind. Intel has priced their top of the line CPUs for both desktops and laptops around $1000. This CPU is in the same market as the i7-990X, i7-3960X, i7-940XM as well as others.[/citation]

A lot of notebooks use up to 30-45w CPUs. 55w is extreme for a current laptop, but 17w is not as high as the norm goes. 17w sounds more like ultrabook CPU power consumption and low-end notebook power consumption. Even many mid-range laptops have CPUs that consume significantly more power than that.
 
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