lol Chinese paper The Commercial Times from yesterday that said Intel was looking to cut the price of its “Core i3” microprocessor to a range of $25 to $27 in order to bring down the cost of ”ultrabook” laptops that it has been on a campaign to get laptop makers to design and sell.
Acree argues some price chopping may come not just from Intel’s opportunistic moves but also because of competition from AMD:
Not only have we seen a significant design-win share growth by AMD in the traditional notebook market, but AMD is also making inroads into “Ultrabook” type designs, with Hewlett Packard (HPQ) launching two “Sleekbooks” powered by AMD’s less expensive Trinity processor, as compared to INTC’s Core i5. This move has allowed HP to offer Sleekbooks for $700 versus Ultrabooks at about $1,000. Whether the Commercial Times is absolutely correct is less important than the pricing trend that we believe is beginning to become more evident. Over the last several years AMD has not had a truly competitive performance offering versus INTC and this provided a very stable CPU pricing environment. These stable prices and INTC’s growing market share allowed INTC to drive its gross margins into the mid-60%s, a level that was unheard of during periods when AMD was more competitive. INTC’s historic gross margins are in the mid-50s and during periods when AMD was particularly competitive, the low 50s.
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