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Tuesday, 07 September 2010 11:00

AMD VP uses Netbook word

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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CEO Dirk was wrong about it

It was so funny to see AMD’s VP using something that his CEO sad it won’t stick. Well, Mr. Dirk Mayer the CEO of AMD, we guess you guys were wrong as netbook did stick and even your senior VP Chekib Akrout used the term in his last presentation.

Judging by Arkout's title, Senior Vice President, Technology Group, it looks to us that he his rather high in the chain of command. The good news is that AMD has a good thing going in this Netbook Ontario core really looks good for them. AMD will be the first with a monolithic low power core with good graphics, and Intel’s monolithic Atom is about a year and a half away.

AMD’s CEO simply was not right about Intel’s netbook concept not sticking as it clearly did, although interest is slowly petering out. Unfortunately, this is not the only thing AMD was wrong about in the last few quarters, but they are still around and it’s interesting to see that the company has profitability. We hope Chekib won’t get in much trouble for using one of AMD's least favourite words.

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+17 #1 Alexko 2010-09-07 12:11
Well, netbooks are still here, yes. That's not to say that they will be in 2~3 years, which was Meyer's point.
 
 
+11 #2 nele 2010-09-07 12:14
Quoting Alexko:
Well, netbooks are still here, yes. That's not to say that they will be in 2~3 years, which was Meyer's point.



I agree... It was clearly a fad - sales have slowed down, there's fewer and fewer new models and it doesn't appear that new processors will do much to change this.

They'll probably be around in 2-3 years, but I just don't think the market is gonna grow much
 
 
+8 #3 johndgr 2010-09-07 13:18
When you are running a company that does not have a cpu to compete in the netbook market the only thing you can do is 1) Start making a processor for netbooks 2) say in public that the netbooks are not important until that processor is ready.

Netbooks are going to stay and pads and smartphones and laptops and desktops and... and... and...
It is easier for someone to fill his/her house with more and more devices than to empty it and keep only the 1 or 2 really important.
 
 
+7 #4 Alexko 2010-09-07 13:53
Quoting nele:
I agree... It was clearly a fad - sales have slowed down, there's fewer and fewer new models and it doesn't appear that new processors will do much to change this.

They'll probably be around in 2-3 years, but I just don't think the market is gonna grow much


The thing is that netbooks were roughly defined as "small, thin and light notebooks that are too slow to do anything other than net browsing".

As netbooks get more and more capable (especially with Ontario) they become… notebooks.
 
 
0 #5 trae32566 2010-09-07 14:11
Quote:
Well, Mr. Dirk Mayer the CEO of AMD, we guess you guys were wrong as netbook did stick and even your senior VP Chekib Akrout used used the term in his last presentation.

Used Used?
 
 
+5 #6 yourma2000 2010-09-07 15:53
At least AMD are doing something with netbooks & laptops which Intel never could do, I'm not going to say what that something is but it begins with the letter "G"
 
 
+1 #7 valhar2000 2010-09-08 12:33
Quoting Alexko:
As netbooks get more and more capable (especially with Ontario) they become… notebooks.


Wasn't that what AMD had said since the beginning? That the distinction between Netbooks and Notebooks was artificial, an artifact of the Atom processor, and that eventually there would just be low-end notebooks and high-end notebooks and everything in between?

With Ontario and Intel's new Atom that's what's set to happen.
 

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