Intel is a bit slow, same as Microsoft is.
But once those big wheels start rolling they are a 800 ton gorilla you can't mess with.
Apple can have the first year of the new tablet era, but this is a marathon - not a sprint.
i think if tablets can do things which netbooks can do, then everyone prefer tablets as they would be more fun than netbooks.
Manufacturers should try to bring a bit more computing power to tablets and try to bring them onpar with netbooks.
[citation][nom]CTPAHHIK[/nom]It's about time to give Qualcomm a good kick. Their technology is years behind due to lack of competition.[/citation]
It's not harmed their uptake in the smartphone market though
Seems like AMD needs to get off their duff as well.
Problem is that Intel doesn't get the "low power" thing as well as these ARM chip manufacturers. Nor is their RISC "in-line" architecture as good as their PC processors. They are currently outclassed and outnumbered in the processor niche they are aiming Atom at....
[citation][nom]sudeshc[/nom]i think if tablets can do things which netbooks can do, then everyone prefer tablets as they would be more fun than netbooks. Manufacturers should try to bring a bit more computing power to tablets and try to bring them onpar with netbooks.[/citation]
Spot on mate! Assuming the same hardware performance, I'd fancy a tablet over a netbook any day. I'd never buy an iPad cos I don't like the "controlled environment" that comes with the Apple territory. So I'm looking forward to the blackpad (that's right...BLACKPAD!...not that playbook shite...sounds like some bloody porno device).
I just hope Intel is ready to ride the Mercedes way..... all though we know experience is the best teacher, but, Intel, of all the companies don't really need the bumpy ride with an Apple in the wrong place....
[citation][nom]L0tus[/nom]Assuming the same hardware performance, I'd fancy a tablet over a netbook any day..[/citation]
This. What Intel doesn't understand is that it isn't necessarily the most powerful machine that wins, it's the best designed. An iPad has a 'geek chic' appeal. It's a mediocre piece of overpriced garbage hardware-wise, but a Dynamo juggernaut design-wise. It looks good, is powerful enough to do the tasks it was made to do, and appeals to our snobby side. You can make a windows version 10x more powerful but only tech heads will buy it if it isn't sleek and sexy.
[citation][nom]back_by_demand[/nom]Intel is a bit slow, same as Microsoft is.But once those big wheels start rolling they are a 800 ton gorilla you can't mess with.Apple can have the first year of the new tablet era, but this is a marathon - not a sprint.[/citation]
ah but therein lies your problem. Apple is as well is an 800 ton gorilla. now lets see both those 800 ton gorillas fight to death!
I would love a tablet, but I refuse to pay a premium for one over a netbook. Right now, Desktop > Laptop > Tablet for my needs. Once someone releases a tablet that is on par with other laptops/notebooks at same price, then we'll talk.
[citation][nom]nforce4max[/nom]what some think of as a 800 ton gorilla I think of as a 40,000 ton diseased hog. To greedy for free market competition!!![/citation]
So they're wrong for wanting to make a profit in a new lucrative market? Isn't that what business is all about? I sure think so, it isn't a charity that says "Oh well, we've made so much money off of our product, let's just stand down and let someone else make some money." That is a horrible business strategy no matter how you look at it. Businesses are in the business of making money, pure and simple, and people who don't run their own business fail to realize this, and think business owners are the devil.
If their product is inferior, then it won't do well in the market and will disappear.
For all their talent, Intel will not win as long as they try to use x86. The penalties are too high, and the advantage non-existent. They should create a brand new RISC design to go after those markets. If not, they'll still find that market difficult.