Thursday, December 22nd 2011

Intel Cuts Prices of Sandy Bridge Mobile CPUs to OEMs

Intel notified its partners among OEMs and ODMs, price cuts of processors based on the "Sandy Bridge" architecture, by 10 to 15 percent, according to sources in the notebook industry. The company hopes that reduced prices will stimulate market demand, and help quicker digestion of inventories as it gears up to launch its new generation of Core processors based on the 22 nanometer "Ivy Bridge" silicon, in April 2012.

Major notebook vendors such as Lenovo, Acer, and ASUS, have already brought prices of their models based on the popular Core i5-2430 below US $659 (NTD 20,000), and those based on cheaper Core i3 models under NTD 13,000 (US $430). Intel's upcoming Core i5-3450 and Core i7-3370, which will be found in Intel's mid-thru-performance lineup of new-generation Core processors, are expected to be just about $10-$15 costlier than the chips they're about to displace. The two are expected to be priced in the range of US $184-332. It is expected that notebook vendors will convey these fresh price cuts to the end-user, resulting in slightly more affordable notebooks.Source: DigiTimes
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5 Comments on Intel Cuts Prices of Sandy Bridge Mobile CPUs to OEMs

#1
BrooksyX
My lenovo ideapad which has the i5-2430 in it only cost me $300. Ha but i did get a freakishly good deal on it. :p

Glad to see prices going down. These are good cpus.
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
I see this as an agressive move to grab more marketshare away from AMD.

Intel have been fined multiple by times by both America & the EU in the past for under the table dealings which Intel offered big discounts to companies that dropped the amount of units they shipped with AMD CPUs.

This is no different but instead of keeping it quiet and getting kicked in the nuts by the EU and the U.S they announce it publicly.

Im sure they are still using it as cover for under the table dealings. Intel says 15% discounts but they are probably offering them a lot more then that...

who knows anyway. Its Intel we are talking about here, anything can happen
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#3
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
intel feels threat from AMD APUs. this is good.
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#4
MikeMurphy
FreedomEclipse said:
I see this as an agressive move to grab more marketshare away from AMD.

Intel have been fined multiple by times by both America & the EU in the past for under the table dealings which Intel offered big discounts to companies that dropped the amount of units they shipped with AMD CPUs.

This is no different but instead of keeping it quiet and getting kicked in the nuts by the EU and the U.S they announce it publicly.

Im sure they are still using it as cover for under the table dealings. Intel says 15% discounts but they are probably offering them a lot more then that...

who knows anyway. Its Intel we are talking about here, anything can happen
This is different. It isn't special discounts based on exclusivity or volume.

Its called competing on price and quality.
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
MikeMurphy said:
This is different. It isn't special discounts based on exclusivity or volume.

Its called competing on price and quality.
well I dunno about quality - AMD makes some GREAT APUs. as far as competing goes - asking a company to replace all their AMD units with Intel ones for bigger discounts is still competition, albeit done in a anti-competitive way.

and like I have already said. who are you to say its different?? do you work for intel? are you the guy who came up with the idea for discounted CPUs for OEMs? unless youre an insider for Intel or have contacts within the company, you dont know shit just like the rest of us.
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