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 01/22/2013 06:46 PM
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Yea but look at Sony, they're selling both their New York and Tokyo buildings because they're so strapped. If I were an investor, now is the time I'd buy a big chunk of AMD stock. Everyone is shipping lower volumes, which shows up especially bad after the many booming years.

But computer hardware isn't what it used to be just a few years ago, I think the biggest reason shipments are going lower is because people don't need to upgrade to run the latest software. Look at the 3-4 year old hardware out there, it is still plenty fast for many segments, and since nobody uses AMD chips in their tablets except Apple (whose stock is plummeting and sales plummeting as well) and "next generation consoles" (the new XBOX and PS4) are not being made yet (which will take millions of AMD products)...It'll get better, especially as the new AMD management gets settled in.

Maybe it's good I'm not an investor, I'd either be a millionaire or flat busted

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 01/22/2013 08:21 PM
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Originally posted by: black_zion Yea but look at Sony, they're selling both their New York and Tokyo buildings because they're so strapped. If I were an investor, now is the time I'd buy a big chunk of AMD stock. Everyone is shipping lower volumes, which shows up especially bad after the many booming years. But computer hardware isn't what it used to be just a few years ago, I think the biggest reason shipments are going lower is because people don't need to upgrade to run the latest software. Look at the 3-4 year old hardware out there, it is still plenty fast for many segments, and since nobody uses AMD chips in their tablets except Apple (whose stock is plummeting and sales plummeting as well) and "next generation consoles" (the new XBOX and PS4) are not being made yet (which will take millions of AMD products)...It'll get better, especially as the new AMD management gets settled in. Maybe it's good I'm not an investor, I'd either be a millionaire or flat busted

 

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 01/22/2013 09:06 PM
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My uncle runs a...Socket A Athlon XP 3000+, the most intensive thing he does is watch Youtube videos (he declined my offer of the AMD A6 based computer I built because it runs Windows 7 and he likes XP so much). My parents run a Athlon X2 6000+ Windsor I built them when I upgraded to this 965 and it still works great for their needs as well.

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 01/22/2013 10:41 PM
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Seems like alot of closing doors are really opening doors. With Intel getting out of the MB business they hand the torch over to companies like Asus, MSI, etc...as that article explains. (You would hope that some kind of basic standard will be kept). And the competition should be good for the consumer.

But Microsoft has been making some interesting moves lately...and I always suspect ulterior motives when Microsoft moves big (like Skype & IE Messenger). The possibility of using AMD cpu's in the next generation of X-Box, forget IBM....Microsoft stiffing it's OEM buyers by going into direct competition (Surface tablet) ...now Microsoft wants to join in the buy-out of Dell http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/01/22/microsoft-may-back-dell-buyout/?partner=rss&emc=rss . A lot of shuffling going on in the PC industry.



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 01/23/2013 09:05 AM
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You can't really compare Surface to anything out there though. You can't compare it to the Apple tablets. You can't compare it to the bulk of other tablets out there because they run Android and for the same price can be better equipped. But for about the same price as the Surface Pro 128GB with Keyboard you can get, for example, the Samsung ATIV SmartPC Pro XE700T1C-A01US which also has a keyboard and stylus, but comes with a 1080p screen vs 720p. To me it sounds like Microsoft with the Surface is attempting to set a standard price and spec for others to follow, which is way to high, not helped by the Windows 8 license cost.

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