Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Sep 2010 20:32 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Intel On a Windows Vista or Vindows 7 disk, all versions of the operating system are present, from Starter to Ultimate, and everything in between. So, if you want too upgrade to a more capable version of Windows down the road, all you need to do is pop the Windows disk in, let Windows Anytime Upgrade do its thing, and you're done. It seems like Intel is experimenting with a similar technology... For its processors.
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Total price?
by Dr-ROX on Sun 19th Sep 2010 22:02 UTC
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Well, this kind of technology will add more flexibility in market - for the sellers. For customers there will be also some benefits - buy cheaper device, then if needed upgrade it. But the question is, how full featured CPU compares to CPU with all features bought. That "upgraded" in total may be more expensive, than full featured by default. Also the number marketing thingy here will make a trick. Well, a "feature" in CPU technically would cost like 11.60, but the number marketing will ask 50, because all functions cost 50.

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