quote: Outside of video gaming and content/application creation, there will be precious few reasons to go for more than today's level of i5 performance
quote: It's not a malicious bias, it's a deliberate design as AMD is marketing directly at the low-cost/mobile market. They began their APU push with netbook chips after all. Having cheap parts improves their performance per $ image.
quote: The only reason you see "premium" additions to intel-based systems is because the people who tend to pay more for overpriced prebuilt products are the ones who want things like LEDs everywhere and fans on their RAM with marginally tighter timings. OEMs are just trying to improve margins by baiting idiots.
quote: AMD platform costs are definitely cheaper upfront, but I'd say the cost savings only apply to their APU line/users with very low usage. The power draw of their bulldozer chips just ends up eating away at the savings over a few months of regular use
quote: I'm not talking about just prebuilt. The options for AMD systems are not even there. It's pretty obvious.
quote: What LEDs and marginably tighter timing RAM are you talking about? that's only for gaming desktops/laptops. I already said AMD have no high performance cpu/apu parts except their discrete CPU.
quote: First you say APU and then mention bulldozer desktop power consumption.