Originally Posted by jtom320
I'm sure there are a ton of people playing browser based games or extremely light games like The Sims which can be played on just about anything.
The number of people playing MMOs or other AAA games simply does not support your argument when compared to actual sales however. If WoW had 100 million people playing you argument might hold water but sadly it has just around ten million and other games are lucky to have a tenth if that of what WoW does.
i will sum this up for you one more time
trinity does everything that ivy bridge can do PLUS stuff that ivy bridge cant properly do(games, graphical tasks) all at the same battery life or better(assuming future ivy bridge will match trinity) with a cheaper price tag
and for most users the purchase comes down to this: laptop looks nice, does everything they need it to do, has good battery life and portability, and matches their budget
so at the end of the day, the most important factor of all is price, as most people look at products according to their budget, and then they look at its portability/battery life so unless the 900$intel looks totaly freaking better than the 500$ trinity a typical person(majority of people dont know much about computers) will totaly go for trinity, especialy with all its fancy stickers and marketing "QUAD CORE, DISCRETE LEVEL RADEON GRAPHICS, 4-8GB RAM, 500GB HDD
now who in their right mind would buy a dual core that lacks a radeon sticker for 900$ when they can get a quad core with radeon! not to mention the lower frequency on the dual core vs the 3.2ghz on trinity!!(remember this is a typical person)
so my point is, whether from a practical standpoint, or a marketing stand point, AMD is dealing with a WIN-WIN situation, no wonder they are so confident about trinity, and im happy for them, as for the first time they are being good businessmen rather than just nerds who innovate, amd has brought more innovations than anyone, but they sucked at business, even when they had superior cpu's they couldnt sell better than intel, but look at how llano gained them 46% market share even tho it was clearly weaker in terms of cpu and was using a pretty outdated but good gpu (vliw5), and with trinity being even way better than llano they will only be getting better and better