A number of readers don't realize that the eMMC memory used on most tablets are far slower than SATA SSD's available for notebooks and desktops. The difference is dramatic. SATA SSD's can easily deliver sustained 500MB/s reads and 450MB/s writes, where as today's eMMCs are often in the 45MB/s reads and 15MB/s write range. SanDisk has announced the iNAND extreme optimized for Bay Trail devices with 150MB/s reads and 45MB/s writes and is available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacity.
The SanDisk products help improve the overall user experience of all eMMC based Bay Trail devices.
Absolutely on the trend but even with that being said tray price doesn't reveal the full picture. Have to also factor Market Development Funds for co-sponsored advertising that lowers the vendor's cost. Once the bigger picture is considered Intel probably already meets or beats ARM's pricing.
It could be a concern how late Bay Trail and newer versions of Haswell arrived in Q4. Still a large number of the vendor's products aren't even available until late October and even November so we aren't seeing large numbers of ultrabooks and Intel tablets being purchased. However, the OEMs have been buying well ahead of their product releases. Just have to wait to see the numbers for FY13. In any case Q4 is likely the inflection point for Intel as it is positioned to look very good for the coming year and beyond.
Who but Microsoft would believe that simply dropping the "RT" moniker from their fake Windows is enough to correct everything wrong with RT? Do they really believe consumers won't learn what they've done?