[Arm-netbook] Allwinner outsells Intel

Vladimir Pantelic vladoman at gmail.com
Wed May 8 22:02:24 BST 2013

On 05/08/2013 10:50 PM, Alexey Eromenko wrote:
> 1. Intel's strongest market is not tablets, but desktop+laptop CPUs
> (and chips), so concluding that Allwinner outsold Intel is very
> premature and irresponsible.
> How many total CPUs Allwinner ships ?
> How many total CPUs Intel ships ?
> 2. The Chinese screens indeed improved from 800x480 (last year in
> 2012) to 1280x800 (in 2013). This is a BIG deal.
> (The Chinese keep lying calling them a Retina display, where it is FAR
> from Retina) [1]

but then there are tablets from China that ship with a real Retina 
display as well, the very ones that Apple uses...

> 4. For Allwinner it makes sense to integrate a 3G (or 4G) modem, so
> they can sell chips to smartphone vendors.

I doubt Allwinner could compete with Mediatek and Huawei on phones  with 
such a late start in this market.

> 5. Chinese tablet prices have risen from $80 a tablet 7" last year
> (2012) to $120 a tablet this year, 2013. But if the product is of
> better quality, it is justified. (IMO overcoming Nexus 7 quality will
> be very difficult indeed, so I'll consider $200 as a top-level price
> for 7" tablets for the coming years)

from what I see, tablet prices are going down.

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