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They'll sell more of these then Intel will Ultrabooks... will they really be direct competitors though?

doubt it that theyll outsell intel.
intel capacity is huge. theyll just spread their chips across a spam of models (just look at each OEM's chip manuf. to model ratio);
and the regular joe blow which is 99% of consumers will pick one thats the shiniest anyway. not the one with better value.
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doubt it that theyll outsell intel.
intel capacity is huge. theyll just spread their chips across a spam of models (just look at each OEM's chip manuf. to model ratio);
and the regular joe blow which is 99% of consumers will pick one thats the shiniest anyway. not the one with better value.
Kinda like how Intel outsold with the Pentium 4. Intel owns the "ultrabook" so of course they're going to push their shiny their macbook air lookalikes,when for about the same price you can buy a macbook air.
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Try backpacks, briefcases, or any type of bag/case that can hold a laptop.
Being a student; having a Ultrabook would be suitable as I already carry 3-4 books at a time, leaving very little room for a normal size laptop.

my bag is 20" across, 4" thick(when empty). i could easily fit 2 of my laptops in there along with books, gym wear and all the other crap i haul around.. i dont see how 1" would make a difference, unless you like want your bag to be slightly slimmer too? tongue.gif
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Mid Range cards now ~ 80GB/s+ Bandwidth. System RAM if DDR3-1600 ~ 12Gb/s which is very low.

ddr3 chip bandwith has little to do with the ddr3-1600 (or any other) specification. gddr5 chips are the exact same silicon as ddr3(which have raw speed of 12,5gb/s @ 1600mhz per chip which means potential 100gb/s per average module) , the speed difference lies in the bus protocol. Fancier integrated graphics dont go over ddr3 bus (nvidia and amd both have their own proprietary technology for this, hypermemory or something) and to reduce latency also have a dedicated frame buffer. While the bandwidth doesn't reach anywhere close to dedicated video solutions its still multiple times faster than 12gb/s
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Two major pros come from this, first is the price. Coming out and saying "yea were going to make these things good, and were going to make them cheap" is always a good drive in the right direction. Laptops/Notebooks have always been exaggeratedly priced (your paying for mobility), its great to see AMD set a nice low ball price point. The second is the rumored performance of these chips will be parallel to a mid range desktop in terms of gaming. I may buy one once they come out (depending on performance benchmarks).
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Mid Range cards now ~ 80GB/s+ Bandwidth. System RAM if DDR3-1600 ~ 12Gb/s which is very low.

Last I checked, 12800 was closer to 13000 than to 12000.
Anyway, the bandwidth is doubled in dual channel, so it's closer to 26GB/s.
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Oh, very nice AMD. Very nice indeed....
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I can't stop drooling.
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That's actually incredible....for how cheap it is anyways.

 

Current i7 + Nvidia GPU offerings....how do they compare?

 

Them opening the case and featuring a laptop is what really took the cake.

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That's actually incredible....for how cheap it is anyways.

Current i7 + Nvidia GPU offerings....how do they compare?

Them opening the case and featuring a laptop is what really took the cake.

gaming laptops w/ intel+discrete GPU are $800 minimum from what i've seen.
economics dictate APU's will have better margins for OEM's, unless intel resorts to kickbacks as usual.
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AMD is doin it right in pretty much every segment except desktop CPU's. And AMD has no reason to focus its attention on the Desktop market if it is doing so well in the mobile and GPU markets. I do hope AMD increases its R&D funding in the desktop CPU segment and makes a chip that can stomp a similar Intel offering.
    
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