"It's a bribe to get the slot in the first place"
[You and Marco are in a horse race to see who can get sued first. I just know when you shills start talking about this stuff that you are total out of traction issues.]
Microsoft Sells Dell's Venue 8 Pro Tablet For $99
InformationWeek 2 hours ago Written by Michael Endler
You're unlikely to find a better Windows 8 tablet deal. How does Dell's tablet stack up to the iPad? On Monday, for one day only, Microsoft's online store and retail locations will sell Dell's Venue 8 Pro
Windows 8.1 tablet for $99, an eye-opening $200 off the ...
Microsoft Kicks Off '12 Days Of Deals' With $99 Dell Venue 8 Pro TabletHot Hardware - by Seth Colaner
Microsoft to slash Dell Windows 8.1 tablet to $99 -- for a dayCNET - by Lance Whitney
Your preferred source:One Windows to rule them all? Be careful what you wish forInfoWorld (blog)
In Depth:A Winning Tablet, and From Microsoft, No Less New York Times
"A spokesman from Microsoft have explained that for Microsoft Stores, only the first 20 shoppers will get the ultra-low $99 price, and for the remainder of the day, the price of the Venue 8 Pros will be sold at a discounted price of $199, while stocks last.
There are rumors that each store will only stock 10 of the $199 tablets, which means if you are looking to get the Venue 8 Pro for cheap, you might be looking at camping outside a Microsoft store overnight."
[So, the ARM fanbois are all saying that Intel taking 20 percent of the tablet market is no big deal. LOL. Really? When was the last time there was this kind of excitement about Intel mobility products??? I've never seen people as far into denial as the Humpty crowd.]
"an agreement that supporters say could add $1 trillion to the world economy"
The World Trade Organization agreed to the first major accord in the group’s 18-year history, a pact designed to smooth commerce at borders and safeguard food security programs in developing nations.
The deal unveiled today in Bali, Indonesia, was the first multilateral agreement negotiated by the WTO’s 159 member nations. It emerged from talks that had continued through the night after the U.S. and India compromised on food subsidies and a Latin American bloc led by Cuba dropped its earlier opposition to a draft agreement.
“For first time in our history, the WTO has truly delivered,” said WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo. “We have put the world back into the World Trade Organization.”
Success in reaching an agreement that supporters say could add $1 trillion to the world economy may help extend talks on the Doha trade negotiations, which have have dragged on for 12 years. A deal at Bali had looked unlikely earlier this week
Consumer spending in the U.S. rose more than forecast in October, a sign the biggest part of the economy is gaining momentum from a firming employment.
Household purchases, which account for about 70 percent of the economy, climbed 0.3 percent after a 0.2 percent increase the prior month, the Commerce Department reported today in Washington. The median estimate in a Bloomberg survey of 73 economists called for a 0.2 percent rise.
[And more computer buying...]
Credit-card borrowing rose by the most since May as job gains, income growth and rising household wealth gave Americans the confidence to borrow. Consumers also took out more non-revolving loans for big-ticket purchases such as cars, which are on pace for their best sales year since 2007.
“Non-revolving credit has been the driving force behind consumer credit growth basically since the recession,” said Dana Saporta, director of U.S. economics research at Credit Suisse in New York. “As incomes start to pick up and those that have jobs have more confidence that they’ll see some income growth, we could see this revolving component post more consistent gains.”
"100%? No, I remember you as the largest RT cheerleader."
[He also ran off with his tail between his legs when ARM's stock price dropped by 15 bucks right after his string of "new 52-week high" posts. It was months before he was able to find his backbone. Now, he is back as mouthy as ever. I guess he needs another whack with the 2 by 4. He's a slow learner.]
"thousands of ARM devices will hit the street, and you can shout about the losers, but you ignore that ARM is in all the winners...without BIllions of bribes..."
[Your usual content-free garbage. Not a single metric. Not a single fact. Just a bunch of unsupported smack coupled with some mindless defamation. Go away fanboi - you got nothing.]
Stock moved up $1.42 from the low on Wednesday, paid shills are getting their pink slips and floating their resumes, and the Volcker Rule is nearing completion which will significantly impact the ability of the big boys to manipulate stock prices.
The WinTel relationship is being re-kindled (no pun intended) and the future is bright. Not bad for a dead money stock.
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Member since: Aug 22, 2013
"Essa is an Intel hater. Weaver is an idiot. Intel is dead money for a long long time. The above are universal truths."
[The only universal truth is that you will repeat your most inane posts endlessly. Thankfully the Volcker Rule will bring an end to it.]
The Titan rises
If Intel delivers on this roadmap, one thing is absolutely certain — it’s going to have no problem maintaining high margins. If Intel chips on 14nm are nearly half the size of what TSMC can offer, then Intel’s nascent foundry business will be able to command very preferential prices. It won’t put TSMC or GlobalFoundries out of business, but it will attract those customers willing to pay top dollar for the latest and greatest in foundry capability.
I don’t see either of the other two foundries catching much of a break here. By every reasonable metric, Intel leads the foundry world. If it can continue pushing smaller nodes and providing greater benefits than its competitors, than the companies that want to compete with Intel will have to build cheaper, hotter, slower products to do so. This inevitably impacts selling price, which impacts income, which reduces the amount of money companies can afford to pay to their foundry partners.
The long term trend in the foundry business, meanwhile, is towards merciless consolidation. Ten years ago, nearly twenty firms still maintained cutting-edge fabs built on 130nm. Today, we’re down to four — Intel, TSMC, Samsung, and GlobalFoundries. STMicroelectronics’ 20nm work is done in partnership with GlobalFoundries. Intel doesn’t have to convince everyone to buy x86 parts — if it captures enough of the high-end ARM business at some future date to deprive TSMC of the revenue it needs to push forward, it eventually wins by default.
Ramos, is one of the CHinese tablet manufacturers is now already release the Ramos i10 pro tablet device, this tablet is powered by Intel Bay Trail and running Android + Windows 8.1 operating system.
According to reports, the Ramos i10 pro equipped with Intel Atom Bay Trail Z3770D processor, 22nm technology, quad-core 2.4GHz clock speed, processor performance is very strong. Which uses 2GB LPDDR3 RAM + 32GB built-in storage (basic version), on-screen information has not been disclosed, but most likely it should be 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 resolution.
This tablet is ready to compete with popular tablet device such as Lenovo, Dell, Hawlett-Packard. But Some people is predicted that the Ramos i10 pro will be offers with more affordable price.
(Um, I think this is a translation based on the rough English)
"Good post, theblueredmonk. There is much more to the ARMH story than potentially losing share in handsets and tablets."
[And what a shame that you two aren't able to articulate it in a way that someone might be boil your hearsay, anecdotal ramblings and sprinkling of metrics into some conclusions.]
"Down from here next week once the new buyers realize they got manipulated AGAIN"
[Says the master of attempted manipulation and boss of the paid shill pool.]
"We could end up with a natural monopoly if the public-at-large believes that the pursuit of Moore's Law is more important than a competitive environment."
[The public is going to go with the cheapest and best products - and those are going to be Intel. That will produce the natural monopoly. Most may not and none will need to conclude that it is because only Intel can stay on the Moore's Law curve.]
"Add in other 'hype' stories, such as wearable computing (almost all released designs are ARMH based), Apples 'smart' TV rumours, which has driven an upgrade cycle in SoC's for TV's (many of which now contain ARM's CPU's and GPU's), the selection of ARMv8 by most of the networking guys, and the biggie in hype - servers."
[The Internet of Things is the big deal and not wearable computing. And no, ARM definitely doesn't have all of the released designs in the IoT sphere. And for the millionth time, all this anecdotal information is completely worthless. You don't have any numbers to indicate that any of this isn't already baked into the stock price and the astronomical P/E ratio.
I admit that ARM will have a lot of the bottom of the market (think AMD). But that isn't going to justify the big stock price and P/E ratio.
The funny thing is listening to Ashraf simultaneously say that Intel is going to be doing huge ARM fabrication and that TSMC isn't going to be affected by Intel doing a huge level of ARM fabrication. I bet he internally hemorrhages every time he says this. ]
"ASPs mean nothing unless you know *what* components are causing the falling prices. Is it the screen, the battery, the flash memory - all expensive items in the BoM? If so, ARMH's royalties don't change! Also, even if (or when) Intel takes 20% of the tablet market, ARMH *only* looses the royalty for the CPU SoC - many of the other chips in the tablet still generate royalty to ARMH."
[What total and complete hogwash. Components aren't causing the falling prices. Where did you get that idea? Competition and a maturing market are causing the falling prices. And you can't tell me that a 50 percent drop in ASP's isn't going to have some impact on what ARM can charge. If the price is too high the customer can go somewhere else - like Intel instead of ARM.
And saying that ARM isn't going to be significantly affected by a loss of 20 percent of the tablet processors is patently ridiculous. Not to mention that once again that you don't have ANY numbers on this with which to make any conclusions.
If this is all the proof for your position that you and Ashraf have, you shouldn't even have bothered.]