[Discussion]Laptop market is flooded with ultrabooks and the likes and "U" suffix processor

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  1. anonymousman

    anonymousman Newbie

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    1)Why is this happening?
    2)What do you think&feel about the trend?
    3)What do you think we should do about it?(explain your answers if you have time, thx in advance) A)It's SARS and it needs to stop B)Deal with it, bro C) Couldn't care less about it D) Others(please state)

    My opinion:
    1)Low cost probably, so it wud automatically bcum a norm.
    2)It's the dawn of the dinosaurs,end of an era, the old-schooled brick powerhouse are fading, sigh :( the good old days are gone...
    3)"A" definitely, everything is wrong w/ today's notebook pc, i understand that some may think portability matters more than performance, but I still think that performance matters as notebook PCs should act like replacement for desktop PCs, and shud b able to carry out heavy tasks, if I want something light/portable and capable of carrying lightweight task, i could have used a TABLET!!That's what tablets are meant for!!To me, I'd rather sacrifice portability for performance(but not 17.3 inch 1000 tons gaming beasts)
     
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    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow

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    1) Intel offers monetary incentives to OEMs who conform and make an ultra book. You should try reading what they post time to time.

    2) I'm all for a thinner and faster notebook for browsing the net, as long as it doesn't affect my gaming.

    3) Honestly it's always been a trend of going slimmer, would you want the alternative of going fatter and heavier?


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  3. ian84

    ian84 Notebook Geek

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    I think it is called "broadening their markets"..
     
  4. sangemaru

    sangemaru Notebook Deity

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    I disagree.
    The generic market (Acer, Asus, Dell, MSI, HP, blablabla) will look to provide reasonably appealing options design and performance-wise for as low a price as possible. They will sacrifice performance for price in a moment, seeing as how even modern dual-core intel CPU's are very powerful when not gaming. Quad cores, Ultra-low-voltage or not, are also very strong.

    The media-oriented market tends to also use ULV cpu's coupled with semi-decently performing GPU's. If they're designed properly, that's a reasonably strong, pretty machine for like 700-1000$.
    I approve of those as well.

    The enthusiast market now has all the options from 11" powerhouses to 18" behemots, with offerings from both Intel and AMD (or nVidia and AMD), with really nice performance balances and pricing across the board.

    These days you can actually game very nicely on a sub-1000$ notebook. Even at 600-700$ there are nice options.

    There's not much point in sticking in strong, hot, expensive CPU's when the bottleneck is on the GPU-side anyway.
     
  5. Wattser93

    Wattser93 Notebook Consultant

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    Most people don't need much power, so going with a low powered ultrabook is a viable option. The consumer's demands are shifting, and the market is following.

    Most of my family uses their laptops for social media, and very little beyond that, so for them, light weight and battery life is far more important than power. They don't need an i7 quad to send their friends messages on facebook or watch YouTube videos, so a 3lb ultrabook that can browse the internet all day is far more useful than my gaming laptop is for their uses.

    Mainstream laptops are shifting focus from power to portability, but enthusiast brands will continue to cater towards the enthusiast market. I wouldn't worry too much, there will always be a demand for powerful gaming laptops in the future.
     
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