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Intel To Exit Desktop Motherboard Business

4:07 pm on Jan 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

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An interesting decision, which suggests to me, in the longer term, prices of desktop PC will rise.

“We disclosed internally today that Intel’s Desktop Motherboard Business will begin slowly ramping down over the course of the next three years,” Intel stated in an email to press.

Intel To Exit Desktop Motherboard Business [forbes.com]
4:51 pm on Jan 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I wasn't even aware that Intel was in the motherboard business. I've only ever equated them with processors. When it comes to desktop motherboards the manufacturers that come to mind for me without looking them up is Asus and Gigabyte?

Desktops will always be around. We're just going through a transition phase where there is a pent-up demand by people wanting to have the freedom of mobility. For the average person who cannot afford both mobile and desktop their immediate need most likely shifts to mobile, with an eye on a desktop in the future.

At least that's the case for me. I have this new laptop because I need the ability to bring my work with me where ever I go. If not for that I would prefer a desktop because I could probably get twice the computing power for the same price (at current desktop prices). There will be another in my future when I can justify it in my budget.

I suppose it could lead to a short-term increase in desktop prices. But for me, I'll be in the market for another good custom made desktop that I can whip the covers off and tinker with.
4:31 am on Jan 30, 2013 (gmt 0)

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They should... only OEMs purchased intel desktop boards.

The 3rd party started to kick their butts in quality, asus, MSI etc... they would actually a build great board at a great price.

intel just wanted to say here is the price pay up suckers.... they don't want to compete, just like they don't want to compete in processors, they just slap whatever they want and say hand it over.

this is why i buy asus boards, and AMD processors, AMD may not be truly better..but for the price, HA!