Originally Posted by yogurt_21
From a larger purchaser of dell servers I can tell you that dell has raised prices on this latest generation, in some cases the same equivalent server costs you 25% more than gen11. This has many of their clients rethinking upgrades. At the same time mobile platforms are reducing the need for desktops/laptops.
Think about what 99% of people do on their home pc, browse the net, email, a few light games, etc.
phones do all of that fine, tablets can do it even better (web browsing at least)
Then you have to factor in the grim outlook for windows 8 and you've got a pretty bad picture.
Makes companies go to others with less priced Intel solutions or AMD solutions. OEMs have always price gouged