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SPONSORED BY Intel - Intel Inside, Including the Motherboard?

Sum Greater Than The Parts

Sum Greater Than The Parts

On one level, Intel is just a component manufacturer. It makes chips. It makes motherboards. You can purchase any of these individually, find compatible third-party components, and life will be fine.

However, many people and businesses recognize that there is additional value in single-sourcing. IT people like to joke (sort of) about having only one neck to wring. The truth is that there are many advantages in having a single-vendor system platform. Time saved on the research, configuration, and procurement sides tend to outweigh any incremental cost incurred by not shopping around for cheaper alternatives. Factors such as ESAA recipes can go a long way in saving additional time that might be otherwise wasted in needless experimentation. This, plus Intel’s other considerable work in component validation and quality assurance, pays dividends long after the purchase in terms of reduced maintenance and IT support time. If the maintenance of 100 systems could be lifted from even one IT manager and placed in the hands of remote oversight (by way of vPro) so that IT person could focus on more strategic, lucrative tasks, what would it mean to the company’s bottom line?

Intel rose to the top of the motherboard world almost two decades ago, and that was at a time when it had little more than solid design and customer commitment behind to make a persuasive value argument. As we’ve seen, the Intel of today has this and very much more. When time is money and dependability is paramount, Intel remains the industry’s top choice for productivity and total satisfaction.

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  • joex444
    Guess you can buy press. But we already knew that.
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  • The 3 years guarantee is fake! They send you back the mobo lying about imaginary corrosions!
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  • Benihana
    I happen to be a grade-A idiot and now want to buy an Intel motherboard because this article presents data so well. Who else wants some free money?
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  • trauquen
    someone said intel motherboard now is not designed by self, they are ODM products, not OEM products. is that truth?
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  • Lutfij
    seriously, i'm beggingin to doubt my 2+ years membership at Tom's cos of this so called "article"

    I thought Tom's was engaged in bringing us groundbreaking reviews - not things to read when we need to go to sleep.

    Face it intel - manufacturers are able to reverse engineer your boards and come out with tonnes of goodies with a slight bump in prices! Period!
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  • hurfburf
    What kind of dumbass falls for these bullshit advertorials?
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  • Lutfij
    9515571 said:
    What kind of dumbass falls for these bullshit advertorials?

    people who aren't enlisted on pc/tech forums and swindlers :P with this rubbish report even intel can fool its CEO into buying their crap :D
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  • CoolnQuiet
    Ahem, Mini-ITX was developed by VIA in 2002. Not by Intel! Who writes this nonsense?
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  • My first and last intel board was purchased with my i3 core (gen1). Pure garbage after 6 months. Slow POSTs became non boots unless I started the machine and hit the reset button. Stick it sideways intel.
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  • Well, it's good that it says SPONSORED on the first page, as this could just as well have been written by Intel...
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