Ultrabook makers are reportedly struggling to reach the sub-$799 prices sought by Intel (INTC)...


Ultrabook makers are reportedly struggling to reach the sub-$799 prices sought by Intel (INTC) by Q3, due to the high cost of components such as processors and solid-state drives. It has also been reported ultrabook makers are facing a metal chassis shortage, thanks to Apple's hoarding of supplies. Demand for the MacBook Air-like ultrabooks has underwhelmed thus far, and Intel is counting on lower prices and Windows 8's arrival to stoke demand.

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  • Jason Tillberg
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    lower prices to bring back demand? That's deflation and Bernanke won't have it! He'll drop money from helicopters to prevent deflation with his electronic printing press.
    27 Jun 2012, 11:42 AM Reply Like
  • jjmc2001
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    I want an Ultrabook but not when they cost almost twice as much as a decent laptop. INTC is correct in hammering producers to lower the price. They need to be way cheaper than the overpriced AAPL version. I know I will get hammered by the AAPL fans but their Air line is just too high priced for what it does.
    27 Jun 2012, 01:05 PM Reply Like
  • chungdad
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    This not a surprise.
    With a louse video on their APU Ivybridge. Did INTLE expect all the customers are fools?
    Beside, the purpose of so called Ultrabooks was nothing but a hoax only to scare APPLE and force APPLE to use Ivybridge for the Macbooks. And so bad, APPLE did take this threat.
    Go to any computer stores, and compare the videos of ultrabooks with any AMD's video.
    It is a tragedy for our industry to give our customers the louse products just for the big corporation's evil intention and monopoly.
    27 Jun 2012, 01:51 PM Reply Like
  • J.D. Welch
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    Really? Intel is an "evil corporation and monopoly"? You think they want that kind of attention from the DOJ and EU?

     

    Intel last week was named a “Top 25 Socially Responsible Dividend Stock” by Dividend Channel.com. (The news was picked up by Forbes and other financial publications).

     

    There's other accolaides such as this for Intel every year. It's not an evil monopolistic corporation, and they didn't threaten Apple with Ultrabooks to get Apple to use Ivy Bridge processors in this latest round of Macs. What, you thought Apple was going to switch to AMD CPUs in their Macs? Really?...
    27 Jun 2012, 02:30 PM Reply Like
  • jjmc2001
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    I wish I had a dollar for every MSFT or INTC basher that posts on this site. I could buy a few shares of each just from this week. Conspiracy theorist under every rock.
    27 Jun 2012, 03:33 PM Reply Like
  • J.D. Welch
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    Add me to that "DRIP" plan, too, will you! LOL! :-) That's OK, more dividends and earnings for us...
    27 Jun 2012, 04:23 PM Reply Like
  • MexCom
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    I don't need no stinking book - who has time to read. I need a chip that can be implanted in my brain, have all the information available for instant recall and coordinated with all thought patterns in any language choice for me to provide this information instantly with little power drain on the battery. Then my analysis can be integrated into the cloud to be shared with everyone in the world - to heck with FaceBook. Intel will rule!
    27 Jun 2012, 04:42 PM Reply Like
  • jjmc2001
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    @ Mexcom,
    Major flaw in that product would be people would really know what you are thinking. I see a bright future for divorce lawyers.
    27 Jun 2012, 05:08 PM Reply Like
  • GuyGuacomole
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    "I don't need no stinking book - who has time to read. I need a chip that can be implanted in my brain"
    No time to read but a chip in the brain would make you have to think, I think! I don't need no stinking think!
    2 Jul 2012, 07:20 AM Reply Like
  • chris293
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    you have to tell me why i want this, or aren't the stress on on-line games in some ways why our parents told us to stay out of pool halls and pin-ball rooms. little keys and screens? lead to little minds? and poor eye sight. Maybe i just don't like carry something around that costs a lot and that i could lose very easily.
    29 Jun 2012, 06:55 PM Reply Like
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