Intel Is looking For Feedback

Adapted from an article from KOMO NEWS

How would you feel about buying a PC where you could pay extra down the road to upgrade your processor without ever opening up the case or buying a new PC.  That is what Intel, the worlds largest chip maker may try.

"Intel is exploring a way to give customers the flexibility to determine the level of performance they want in their processor, without having to change hardware," Intel said in a statement.

People upgrade lots of things on their computers, but most typically won’t swap out the microprocessor, which acts as a PC’s "brain." For Intel, the business model could provide an extra revenue stream., It costs very little to include a better chip.

To me its like buying a car with a V8 and only getting a 4-cylinder until I pay extra for the dealer to "unleash" the other 4 cylinders, I do see that this could be useful though, especially in  business environment.  Say your software’s minimum requirements allows for a slower processor, but an upgrade down the road requires a little more.  Instead of having  to buy a whole new PC, transfer files, re-install software, you could just pay a little extra to get the needed requirements.  This isn’t a new idea, most free software works like this.  The free software allows you to use the features it has in a limited way, were as the "pay for" version gives full functionality.

What are your thoughts?  Sign up for the CCS Retail Systems User forum and lets here your pros and con’s

As always, if you have any system questions or concerns call the CCS Retail Systems Support Department or email us.

-Bryan alt

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