Intel forced to slash ULV Core i3 prices to make Ultrabooks more appealing
| by Roydon Cerejo |
Ultrabooks have already flooded the Indian market but their adoption rate hasn’t really taken off as Intel had hoped it would. This is true internationally as well and it’s not because they’re no good. It’s just that the cost doesn’t seem to justify the amount of PC you get. The argument has always been, if you are spending so much then you might as well buy a powerful notebook and if it’s portability you’re after then just get a tablet. The high prices can also be credited to the large profit margins that ODMs (Original Device Manufacturers) keep when designing a new Ultrabook for an OEM. However, Intel cannot possibly ask ODMs to reduce their margins further, since according to a recent report from IHS iSuppli, the gross margins for ODMs are down to below 7 percent. The only solution here is for Intel to slash prices on their CPUs and they may just do that. By cutting prices on their Core i3 ULV-based Ivy Bridge CPUs, OEMs can then afford to sell
The future of Ultrabooks look uncertain at this point
Tags: Intel Core i3 , Intel slash price of Core i3 ULV cpu , intel cuts price of Core i3 Ivy bridge cpu ultrabook , Core i3 ivy bridge cpu price drop , core i3 ULV , ULV cpu , ultrabooks , AMD ultrathins , amd trinity , Intel , AMD , Microsoft hybrid pc , Microsoft surface
You may be looking for a good gaming laptop for a decent price and we have
With so many laptops out there, how do you choose the correct one based on
We come to you with a list of good laptops under Rs 30,000 that you can...
11 Dec, 2013, 10:45 AM IST
After technical issues in the first few hours, the site is now back online.