Thursday, April 19, 2007

When is 1 million NOT a significant number?

When Intel is trying to schneider us, that's when!

According to this MarketWatch.com report, Intel is looking to ship a million quad-core CPUs in Q1 of 2007.

Impressive.... until Robert McLaws breaks it down.

"That means that 0.4% of the chips in the market will be quad-core. Now, I'm not saying that a million chips in six months is pocket change... that's over 160,000 a month... but since when was capturing 0.4% of the market anything to put out a press release about?"

If you remember, Robert also debunked the exorbitant cost' of Windows Vista here.

Thanks, Robert.

I guess when they actually get to 1%, their CEO would be hangin' from the rafters at Spago!

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