Would you buy an Intel computer?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by irishgrizzly, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    Would Intel ever bring out there own range of computers? They've already got the HDs, CPUs and integrated graphics, and great brand recognition.
  2. Cerebrus' Maw macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2008
    Brisbane, Australia
    Doubt it.

    There is a big difference between supplying just the parts of computers, and then actually putting the parts together to form a coherent eco system that includes marketing, support, development, road maps.
    Just ask Google and the Nexus 1

    Also, the market is tight enough as it is, between the budget makers and Apple themselves. Intel are doing well enough as is. Lately they (in my books at least) have raced ahead of the pack in terms of providing high chipsets and economically sound chips for everyone.

    Intel are good enough at what they do. Let them concentrate on that!
  3. dmr727 macrumors G3


    Dec 29, 2007
    If it's a good computer (and I can hack OS X onto it!), why not? That said, I don't see them ever doing this.
  4. Decrepit macrumors 65816


    Sep 6, 2007
    Foothills to the Rocky Mountains
    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

    There was a graphics chip company called 3dfx. They were king. They decided that being a supplier just wasn't enough, and so they decided to move vertically by selling cards with their chips on it instead of just selling the chips to other manufacturers.

    They entered competition with the video card vendors by buying STB and therefore making cards based on their chips. The now competing vendors left for a little company called Nvidia. 3dfx died horribly, stock under a dollar, etc.

    The end. (Yes, I'm bitter. I owned stock in 3dfx, and the management decided to destroy the company due to the stock options and golden parachutes.)

    Intel's core competency is in processors and chipsets. If they got into computers or servers in a big way, they would have to spend piles of money building the process or finding a supplier to do it for them and then rebranding it like Apple does. Apple doesn't make crap, Hon Hai does.

    No, Intel's doing just fine in their specialty. They faltered for a little bit when AMD ate their lunch. Intel refocused and now rules again.
  5. tkingart macrumors 6502


    Apr 1, 2010
    West Coast
  6. *LTD* macrumors G4


    Feb 5, 2009
    What would be the difference from an HP? Lenovo? Toshiba?

    What would differentiate it from the rest of the pack?
  7. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    They have enough work coming up with chips to care about systems...
  8. OGDaniel macrumors 6502a


    Dec 24, 2009
    I see what *LTD* is saying. If they ever did make a full computer, it'd just be another alternative to the unbearable amount of non-Mac computers. And if you had to choose one of those atrocious PC's (assuming you absolutely can't have a Mac), i don't see what would make it different.
  9. hamlinspahn macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2010
    Oklahoma City

    Well if you consider the motherboard the computer they do and have for awhile.
  10. broncopde macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    Conway, AR
    I think Intel is stretched enough, as there are routine rumors of them being behind production on processors. So, especially at this point, it doesn't seem like a good idea at all for them to be pursuing anything but bettering the business they're already in (which, fwiw, they do a great job at profitwise).
  11. IntelliUser macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2009
    Why does it matter?
    It would probably run Windows so I don't see why I should waste my money on it.

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