Friday, June 30, 2006

Michael Dell: M & D

Read this on M & D. (Monopoly and duopoly)

Mr Dell smiles when asked about the decision, earlier this year, to finally start offering AMD chips and the effect that AMD's rise to prominence has had on chip prices. Intel has recently been stung into slashing prices. "When you have a duopoly rather than a monopoly, you have very different pricing. And that is good for consumers."

I now recall AMD said Dell was a victim of Intel's monopolistic behaviour.

I projected that DELL will go AMD across the board around Conroe launch time.

16 Comments:

Blogger Eddie said...

Dell smiling about AMD? that's BS.

And Dell saying that their direct model allows direct feedback? I wonder what is Dell listening to, because the sound of complaints is thunderous

8:08 PM, June 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please... no more vacuous statements by retired billionaires.

While it is good to see Intel suffer for their evil, past and present... it is not good that Dell prosper... after all, they were Intel hired market killers for so long.

Dell has bad karma. Michael Dell is the Bill Gates of hardware. Very successful, but also very evil.

11:18 PM, June 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes MS is evil and Dell is evil, but don't tell me that you won't jump at a chance of buying a dell laptop at half the price that's selling at best buy or circuit city or your compusa. a desktop for that matter. i'd love to see some dell turion x2 laptops. i can't wait to see cheap dell amd laptops and desktops. also don't tell me you're going to run linux with those laptops or desktops.

4:57 AM, July 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm not a dell fan, but we need him too. american commerce needs dell. evil or not the sales profits might go to another country.

10:00 AM, July 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I, as a different anonymous to the two above, certainly aren't waiting for a Dell Turion and wouldn't buy one at anything less than scrap value prices.

After having bought one Dell laptop already, I'm not about to make the same mistake twice. My mere P3M-866 ran so hot as to kill two 50 degree (C) rated hard drives in four years. To add insult to injury, both batteries I bought for the unit died completly--10 minutes runtime--within 13 months of first use. Absolutely not worth the money.

10:13 AM, July 01, 2006  
Anonymous Edward said...

Shouldn't compare Dell with MS. At least you can choose not to buy a Dell computer, but many of us can't choose not to use Windows.

Dell would be as evil as MS if it plans to sue anyone 1) sell with direct model (which is their 'innovation'), 2) put a cheap server into desktop form factor, 3) bundle LCD monitor and laser printe with PC sales. And it doesn't matter whether they are the first who started to do so, as long as they are the largest and the first to trade-mark those.

MS is way more 'evil' than any other company on the planet.

10:29 AM, July 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i had my dell inspiron 8500 for what 4 or 5 years now. of course it's a p4 2.2Ghz, so yea it's hot. almost burn my laps a few times. it was great the first few months, then after that battery is a piece of crap. anyhow, without making this post long, i've been using this laptop for work, movies(on the train), downloads, and the occassion pressure forced on by my 1 yr old son by sitting on it. he seems to love the laptop. i don't intend to get a new laptop until i switch job. my point is although dell's products are a bit on the low quality, it's built to last. btw, i dropped this laptop a few times. one time it dropped from a kitchen counter which i thought for sure it's dead. one thing i don't like dell's laptop is the flimsy feel and the battery sucks. so we all can go on hating dell or ms, but we sure can't live without them. without dell there wouldn't be cheap hp laptops or desktops. sorry i didn't mean to make this long.

10:48 AM, July 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"After having bought one Dell laptop already, I'm not about to make the same mistake twice. My mere P3M-866 ran so hot as to kill two 50 degree (C) rated hard drives in four years. To add insult to injury, both batteries I bought for the unit died completly--10 minutes runtime--within 13 months of first use. Absolutely not worth the money."

Agreed. If Dell weren't around, there would be opportunity for companies that do not make complete crap to offer good machines at reasonable prices.

With Dell's false economies and market power, all competition gets crushed. Just like Microsoft crushes their competitors.

And outside of blind patriotism, what real value is there in Michael Dell accumulating massive profits because he sells Intel-designed machines made with foreign parts in the US? Come on.

I really do not see any authentic patriotism in supporting a bunch of US billionaires. Patriotism is about the country and the people, not about plutocracy.

11:45 AM, July 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im sorry to post this, but I didn't see that you had...

The Register - AMD next-gen architecture to ship 2008

This is a quote from the article... "Earlier this month, AMD said it will ship new cores for its server, desktop and mobile lines in 2007, but these are expected to be the 65nm die-shrinks of its current and soon-to-be-launched DDR 2-supporting Sempron, Athlon and Opteron product lines."

I was wondering if this is K8L that will be delayed until 2008?

If yes, then thats a hell of a delay?

Thanks.

6:13 PM, July 01, 2006  
Blogger Sharikou, Ph. D said...

I was wondering if this is K8L that will be delayed until 2008?


No. K8L (Rev H) will be introduced in mid 07 with HT 3.0. What AMD has for 2008 is called K10 with DCA2.0, and it will be a real killer.

10:20 PM, July 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And in 2009 AMD is projected to start their Carbon Nanotube based architecture, and in 2010 quantum computing based servers.

By 2015 AMD will have AI machines and will form an earth government with the help of machines.

11:34 AM, July 02, 2006  
Anonymous Graham said...

"Dell has bad karma. Michael Dell is the Bill Gates of hardware. Very successful, but also very evil."

Very immature thinking on the part of readers of this blog. Bill Gates evi? Have you heard of the Bill and Melinda Gates foudation? If there is an evil bone in his body I would be surpised. Yes, he kicked the crap out of his competition and has pummelled lesser competitors into dust but that's business.

11:41 AM, July 02, 2006  
Blogger mrmaloon said...

K10 program was cancelled and replaced with a planned die shrink of what is to be K8.

1:25 PM, July 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Very immature thinking on the part of readers of this blog. Bill Gates evi? Have you heard of the Bill and Melinda Gates foudation? If there is an evil bone in his body I would be surpised. Yes, he kicked the crap out of his competition and has pummelled lesser competitors into dust but that's business."

Spare us all the disingenuous B.S.

Bill Gates got where he is by stealing, cheating, bribing, etc. He did not legitimately earn one dollar. Outside of all the court cases where it has been proven that Microsoft is a bunch of thieves... all of Vista's and Office 2007's (amongst other things) designs and feature sets are stolen.

As for the Bill's "foundation"... that is just an immoral tax shelter. It gives out a tiny percentage of its worth. And that tiny percentage goes towards New World Order goals and ambitions.

In sum, Bill Gates is 100% resolute evil. He is inherently incapable of doing something good. To pretend otherwise is evil unto itself.

2:29 PM, July 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"As for the Bill's "foundation"... that is just an immoral tax shelter. It gives out a tiny percentage of its worth. And that tiny percentage goes towards New World Order goals and ambitions."

You really don't know anything about the foundation!

Before you post anything else, take a look at the site for their foundation.

Can you really be so immature as to not see that he, like Warren Buffet feel very strongly about giving back to the people, especially the ones that truly need it?

Look at the link, read what the foundation is about, then post a comment.

3:32 PM, July 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"K10 program was cancelled and replaced with a planned die shrink of what is to be K8."

No. It's still an ongoing internal project in AMD, but no one (except AMD employees) knew what is the actual development process right now.

BTW, you have read that "Inquirer" report, don't you? ;)

5:11 PM, July 02, 2006  

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