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[Hardocp]Intel To Sell Atom For Less Than $29?

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DigiTimes, citing unnamed sources, is claiming that Intel has plans to launch its Atom processor at a price below $29.

In order to prevent AMD grabbing low-cost desktop PC market share with its Sempron processors, Intel is planning to bring its entry-level desktop Atom 230 processor down to a price below US$29 in thousand-unit tray quantities, according to sources at motherboard makers.
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30$ is like their cost to ship like 10 of them.... they arnt going to be making a whole lot of money off of each of these...
    
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low margin, high volume....

how do you think walmart does business?
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i wonder how they will OC
    
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are they going to be lga775?
if so think of how much fun these could be, buy one, OC the:turd: out of it, and if you toast it, no biggie, 30 bucks
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Intel doesn't make their money with cheapo CPU's. They are grabbing the custom of media and power users.
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There are few billion "Emerging Market" users out there. This will suit them perfectly.
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post #8 of 18
if I ever needed a HTPC...

this would likely be my first choice.
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post #9 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
There are few billion "Emerging Market" users out there. This will suit them perfectly.
Yes! Everybody wins... except maybe AMD. Intel gets to make more money and people who can't afford expensive hardware get to buy a decent CPU.
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post #10 of 18
if only you could ghetto rig an atom onto an 780g mobo. best htpc setup ever
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