Originally Posted by jtom320
Less then 10 million people play WoW on a PC they own. In fact the number is even smaller considering the number of people playing in China/Korea playing in PC cafes. So again the number of people is TINY compared with the actual PC market. Like 500:1 small.
Also I don't see how battery life, price, size or power consumption is a negative in any way with Ivy. In fact it's pretty clearly a very good performer in those areas. Maybe you pay a bit more? What 50 bucks? Maybe?
How many millions of middle class $500 laptop buyers in America(?), China(?), Europe(?)... that sit on their trains, buses, school lounge, parks (etc) and do spreadsheets, or crunch their database?
We have come to a day and age, where the PROCESSOR horsepower no longer matters (for generic mobile computing). It is now about power efficiency, cost, thermals & architectural features... but not performance/speed/power/crunching, in the low-end mobile sector..!
You don't get it, if the APU can play minecraft way better than the HD 4000 and use less energy. You can game longer... and if u turn down the graphics to match the HD 4000's.. then u have even more battery life (& now more raw performance).
AMD's Trinity APU provides an enormous value to the $399 ~ $599 notebook/netbook/ultra segment.
Nice concise package... what is there not to love?
Edit: Jtom, i doubt you've ever walked through a dormatory in your life..!