Are you sure?

January 12, 2007 at 12:09 pm (Cool Tech, Die Rat Bastard, The Economy)

AMD64-64-bit-microprocessor-chipAre you really sure you want to buy an Intel processor for your next computer? I must begin by saying that I have a bias here. #1: I have been buying only AMD processors for my personal PCs since 1998. The bang-for-the-buck has always been better with AMD, in the class of processor I buy. #2: I am willing to put my money where my mouth is, and support competition. #3: Since the early ’90s, international companies have been moving jobs that I could do from America to Asia. This pisses me off, because it makes it harder for me to earn a living. End of disclaimer.

On to my reasons to think twice about Intel. The big I is going to invest a total of another 2 billion dollars in Vietnam and China. This is about 4 months after Intel laid off more than 10,000 employees in America and elsewhere. To quote another source, “Intel said that the restructuring will help save $2 billion in 2007“. Huh. Wonder where Intel is getting the capital to invest in Asia? Gee.

Processor dieSo this is how international corporations repay brand loyalty. Nice. Thanks, Intel! American workers will really appreciate being able to buy an Intel processor for a few bucks less, now that we have to work at Wal-Mart.


  1. lordhelpus said,

    Update: yet another Intel plant investment in China. Keep up the good work, guys. We don’t really need jobs here in the USA.

  2. Fugly then, fugly now. « We all in trouble now…. said,

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