Laptop Price Crash Soon?

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Found 1st Aug 2008
Heeeerrrrpfully this is in the right place. Just discussing laptops with the office know-it-all, who reckons there is a major laptop price crash on the horizon. Anyone aware of any major deals in the offering?

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Sloth/Mod

I doubt it.

your office know-it-all is an idiot then

Sloth/Mod

gary_rip;2648328

your office know-it-all is an idiot then



Put so much more elequantley than me. ;-) :-D

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gary_rip;2648328

your office know-it-all is an idiot then



Undoubted.

This is a man who owns 2 iPhones and wears bluetooth headsets.

Sloth/Mod

pjcorrigan;2648352

Undoubted.This is a man who owns 2 iPhones and wears bluetooth headsets.



1 in each ear?? :?

Bet he looks gooooooooood. :lol:

Syzable;2648349

Put so much more elequantley than me. ;-) :-D


as always... lol blunt as you like.
pjcorrigan;2648352

Undoubted.This is a man who owns 2 iPhones and wears bluetooth headsets.


oh dear... says it all!

well, there is always a price crash when new technology is on the horizon. Both Intel and AMD have released new platforms, Montivena and Puma. Both of which have revolutionary new features including Hybrid Xfire/SLI and Hybrid power management, not to mention lower TDP and smaller fabrication process. So yes, I would say, prices are more likely to come down fairly quickly. The catch is, they wont be low for the newer platforms!!
And the price of Blue ray drives for laptops wont come down till decmeber. So you might see a drop in prices on existing platforms now, and might see a further drop in prices with the blueray thing easing up.!!
So I guess you're office guy has got it partially right. There is also the case of the netbooks diluting the noise floor for laptops. Lot of celeron/sempron based laptops will crash in price, as they have to compete with ATOM and NANO based netbooks!! So yeah look out for some very very fab deals!! but remember the golden rule

"Your Laptop/Desktop/IT hardware is outdated the moment it leaves the shop"

its true OP, its happening August 12th 2:34pm.

pjcorrigan;2648352

Undoubted.This is a man who owns 2 iPhones and wears bluetooth headsets.



You'd have thought someone like that would have some clue about technology.

i thought this crash happened a year ago

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black gerbil1;2648392

its true OP, its happening August 12th 2:34pm.



Dang, i'm busy that day.

I love the office know it alls hopefully, if there is some justice in this world some one will bring a laptop crashing down onto his head and then again onto his upturned face befor ramming both of his Iphones up his anus........side ways..........with the bluetooths..........still attached to his ears!!!!!!! Bah!

I'd say the PC Hardware will price crash again before Laptops.

unileeds;2648386

And the price of Blue ray drives for laptops wont come down till decmeber.



bit random, price of drives will fall fairly steadily as more are made, I can't forsee that much of a drop in a specific month

AugQX;2648893

bit random, price of drives will fall fairly steadily as more are made, I … bit random, price of drives will fall fairly steadily as more are made, I can't forsee that much of a drop in a specific month



Well my so call "prediction" was based on the fact that the lasers required for BR drives will become cheaper as a newer cheaper fabrication process was developed. It was predicted that cheaper lasers would be available to the manufacturers and SONY after the first couple of production runs finished around Spetember October. So I would have thought 2 months would be good estimate for prices to fall significantly due to change in manufacturing rather than market forces
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