The ads featured ben playing the role of "Slacker Steven." all of the ads involved Steven turning up where he does not belong and then stating the best reasons for someone to purchase a Dell computer. Afterwards, people in the ads are convinced that Dell computers are the best. Steven would then say at the end, "Dude, you're getting a Dell."
As a result of the October 2011 floods in Thailand, solid state drives (SSDs) have become more competitive. The floods caused a considerable rise in the cost of hard disks which is approaching the price point of SSDs. In an attempt to leverage the hard drive shortage, Intel is hoping the sales of SSDs will offset the unexpectedly low fourth quarter processor sales.
Effect of the Flooding
The Thai flooding has certainly contributed to a reduction in new computers being build and could potentially drop as much as $1 billion off its next financial results. However, where there is decline, there is opportunity.
Although best known for its repertoire of processors for embedded devices, low-power netbooks, notebooks, performance desktops and ultraportables, Intel also has a solid-state drive department. Overall their solid-state devices have received positive reviews. Unfortunately, due to previously high prices, HDDs continue to dominate the market.
However, with a shortage of HDDs, this could quickly turnaround. The CEO of Intel recently reported an increase in the demand for SSDs and fully expects the market to turn toward these devices.
SSD drives are extremely thin, light-weight and power efficient which are the perfect mix for notebook computers. Intel’s current target market is the ultraportable notebook segment which demands these features.
He went on to quit university and establish the company called PC Limited. He had only $1000 for start up capital at the time. Dell had the idea to sell personal computers that were custom built for the person buying it. He was also able to release the first computer in the Dell line called the Turbo PC. It could be purchased at a price over $750 and it has a basic 8088 processor compared to what is used today. Turbo PC was created in 1985.
I don’t want to completely approach this from the vantage point of cost of services, or from the vantage point of “those damn kids”; but those damn kids are driving up the cost of my mobile data plan!
Nielsen is reporting that teens have tripled their mobile data consumption in the last year, as well as maintaining their position as the top mobile messager. This, even as most mobile providers have started charging aggregated plans for mobile data. “In the third quarter of 2011,” the report states, “teens age 13-17 used an average of 320 MB of data per month on their phones, increasing 256 percent over last year and growing at a rate faster than any other age group”. Jay Donovan of Tech Crunch adds that even with the immense increase in mobile data consumption, messaging continues to be teens top mobile activity, sending on average 3,417 texts a year per teen. He reiterates, “seven messages per waking hour, according to the study. Um, WOW!”