Musings from a CEO on Netbooks, Windows® 7
Paul Otellini, CEO of Intel, speaks out on the increasing debate between notebook PCs and Netbooks which will have an impact on the adoption of Windows 7 in business.
In a recently concluded Intel earning conference call; Ottelini spoke his mind on the debate and gave the impression that its mainstream notebook business has an edge over the Netbook business. He supported this claim over a comparison in the sequential unit growth rate of notebook processors and chipsets over the growth rate of Atom processors and chipsets. While maintaining and accepting the fact that Atom and Netbook are equally important growth drivers, he however stressed on the point that notebooks have been the primary source of revenue growth and it will continue to do so in the near future.
He added that while Netbooks have seen considerable growth and the growth-rate is bound to further rise in 2010 over 2009, the flourishing market of notebooks will not be affected. In fact, he classifies Netbooks under the ancillary product category and not a mainstream product. For Intel and the industry, Netbooks serve as a "market-additive", said the chief.
The suave CEO then gave his views on the new stock of ultrathin laptops which comes cheap and are priced anywhere between $500 and $900. He also made an emphasis on his company's initiative to start shipping dual-core version products from the late last quarter. It may be mentioned that prior to this move, all units were shipped in single-core versions till date. He then finally took a dig at the Windows 7 adoption in business in a response to a query from an analyst. He highlighted the fact that a lot of corporations has generated interests around Windows 7 and also on the new Nehalem-based PC models.
The latter was a reference to Intel's recently launched Nehalem-based Core 'i' series which is a series of processors. He brought to the fore the compatibility between these two in terms ofÂ performance and power management and security characteristics, citing that they were "made for each other".
He hoped to expect the evaluation process of the corporate Windows 7 to be completed over the rest of the year to enable corporate purchases from the next year.
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