jonathanleger - 6:41 pm on Sep 21, 2010 (gmt 0)
Software vendors have been doing this for years.
Ever paid for a Shareware tool? Ever choose Win7 Ultimate instead of Premium or the Home edition? Ever buy an upgraded version of any software to get added features? Did you have a problem with doing that? Because I'm here to tell you -- all that "upgrade" does is throw some virtual switches. Even if it drops a few more files on your hard drive, it's not costing the developer a dime.
I know this because I'm a software developer.
If you don't have a problem with upgrading software, then you shouldn't be upset with Intel. They're doing the same thing.
I'm not a fan of Intel over any other processor maker, but I don't think there's anything wrong with the business model. You pay more, you get more.