Originally Posted by Jori
Well, considering this is growth with Core 2 being out, they have expanded with Core 2 being out.
If you look at the Best Buy adds, you'll see X2 systems for as low as $609, whereas the E6400 goes for $1,300.
Now, you, I and everybody else here knows that the people that "buys" computers at BB have no clue about what SuperPI or 3DMark is, they know only one thing: "budget".
Which system is going to work just fine for what they'll do and that's where the budget plays a big roll, so from $609 to $1,300 there is a big, if not huge gap in price when considering that most people won't spend a fortune on a PC that will only and most likely serve for e-mails, pictures, web-browsing and the usual small task here and there, so of course they'll buy the $609 and so it happens that the system comes with an X2 processor.
I've noticed for the past 6 months that A64 and X2s now have lower prices than Intel systems at BB and BB sells a lot of PCs. And rarely people will have one custom made. So there could be the reason why they're growing and also Dell is a helping hand.
BTW, look at the BB add for this week, they have a Pentium D and an X2, the X2 is cheaper and my co-worker asked me which system would be good for his money.....I told him the X2 because it's cheaper and would perform better, since that neither system could be overclocked. So I guess he's going to get one this weekend. His budget? $700.
Why didn't I offer to build him one? He's an idiot and I don't want to deal with him.