Tom's Hardware's AMA With Asus, In Its Entirety

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Aoyagi

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So I take it Asus is, in fact, not planning to broaden its AMD laptop selection since they didn't respond to the question about that. Unfortunate, I really liked the brand.
 

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On page 8, the first answer is to the second question, and the second question is to the first answer. Was staring at that second answer for like 2 minutes being like, whaaaaat.
 

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On page 8, the first answer is to the second question, and the second question is to the first answer. Was staring at that second answer for like 2 minutes being like, whaaaaat.
 

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ASUS is a business, and like any good business they're only concerned with MAKING MONEY. this is actually a GOOD THING, they have a clear goal and they know how to go about doing it: make good products that consumers want to buy.

a huge part of making money and running a business is getting brand recognition, something AMD has been TERRIBLE at until recently. and ASUS made their point clear, they're not favoring Intel, their marketing research simply says there is insufficient demand. this is because when you walk into best-buy or even microcenter, at least 90% of the people shopping there still equate Intel with CPU. when that changes, ASUS will focus on AMD more. it's really that simple
 

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I don't think it's a simple matter of greed. they can't price it TOO cheaply, or else their 31" 4K monitor with the nice Sharp panel won't sell. They have to price it appropriately for the quality and the market. if I were to venture a guess I'd say it'll be around $2-2.5K when it comes out.
 

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From the web, the 31.5" will cost around $3799 to $4000. I expect the 39" to be close to $10,000.

 

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AMD had nearly 50% market share in 2006 which has gradually dwindled to the current ~16-17% which is around a 10% drop from a year ago. The overreaching bias on tech sites over the years have fortified Intel's position as a monopoly over the CPU market and the lack of features such as PCIe 3.0 and Thunderbolt on AMD exemplifies the perception that AMD is inferior to Intel.

The reality is that AMD has a clear advantage in integrated GPU solutions that would be optimal for small form factors but the lack of hardware and absence of media coverage perpetuates a fallacy that Intel provides the best solution for all computer needs.

I, for one, will not be supporting Asus since ASRock and MSI continue to provide a much more balanced solutions on both platforms.
 

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Found the one i was speaking of: http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/25/seiki-launches-39-inch-4k-tv-for-699/

39" as well, but from sears, so no agent/overseas shipping risk :) (100+ extra though with better support i guess)
 

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comon...... the AMD base mini-ITX box are just like the next gen console ps4 & xbox one that will be in everyone living room, why can't ASUS sense it ? if ASUS keep absence on AMD platform i think i will switch to its brother ASROCK or its competitor MSI.
 

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Only thing I would have liked to see asked was how to get the Apple 27" Thunderbolt display working with a discrete card on their TB enabled mobos. I've not been able to find any information on this on their site.
 

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Didn't answer the meaty Asus G750 laptop questions, such as; Why use a soldered CPU that's not upgradeable when your competitors use the socketed version?
 
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danwat1234 commented
"Didn't answer the meaty Asus G750 laptop questions, such as; Why use a soldered CPU that's not upgradeable when your competitors use the socketed version?"
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In response, could it be just that if they have it fixed in there is (A) less likelihood of warranty comeback (RMA`s) and (B) Windows 8.1 likes to stick around on one set of hardware and (C) The design can be simpler, and therefore cheaper for the consumer and (D) Asus can sell you an all round faster better equiped laptop in three years or so?
 
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