Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Aug 2009 23:10 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Hardware, Embedded Systems The Intel Atom platform, on which most netbooks are based, lacks the graphical grunt for things like 3D games and HD video playback, because Intel insisted on paring the Atom processor with an outdated graphical chip by Intel. Several efforts are underway to resolve this issue, and one of them, NVIDIA's Ion, might already be in trouble before it has even arrived.
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RE: Comment by Luminair
by KugelKurt on Thu 20th Aug 2009 11:11 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
KugelKurt
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2005-07-06

Nvidia says Intel raises the price of Atom enormously when it is not sold with an Intel chipset. Yes that sounds anticompetitive and illegal, but not if Intel words it just the right way.

Sounds to me like McDonald's where a burger, fries, and a cola cost more when adding the individual prices than a menu.
Should we sue McD and Burger King now for anticompetitive bundling of menus that make it more costly to get burgers from one shop, fries from another, and actual beer (not that US p*ss) from a bar?

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by raddude9 on Thu 20th Aug 2009 13:05 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
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2009-07-15

Yes... But, McD's don't have an monopoly on burgers, and not only that, they can't sue into oblivion any other company, apart from Burger King (AMD) who attempt to make their own beef patty.
What Intel is doing is abusing their monopoly to keep a larger market for their high-margin Core 2 chips

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